As I mentioned on the previous article, a lot of people tend to think that Central America is only a place for budget travelers and backpackers but that is not the case. Its growing popularity among travelers has brought many luxury hotels and boutique hotels where you can get the most unique and exclusive experiences while enjoying all of the natural and cultural beauties of the region. They are as good or better than the ones that you can find in other popular destinations around the world.
For information about luxury hotels in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras and Belize check out part 1.
Keep scrolling down to find names and information about a few of the most luxurious places to stay in Central America.
Hotels for a Luxury Vacation in Central America
El Salvador Luxury Hotels
Nico Urban Hotel - It is said that this is San Salvador's most stylish boutique hotel. It is located in one of the most popular and modern areas of San Salvador. The place is a small five suite hotel with a restaurant and a bar.
- Website: http://www.nicourbanhotel.com
- Phone: +503 2528-4242
- Address: Boulevard del Hipódromo #605, Colonia San Benito, San Salvador, El Salvador.
Vista las Olas Beach House - This hotel is located right in front of the beach in El Salvador's gorgeous Balsamo Coast. You will find it perched atop a rocky cliff. Aside from their four, luxurious suites they offer a a cliff-side infinity pool, a restaurant and activities such as surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and off-road motorcycling. For those looking for something more relaxed there are also hiking and horseback-riding tours.
- Website: http://www.lasolassurfresort.com/
- Phone: +503 2411 7553
- Address: Playa Las Flores, 300 Meters West of El Cuco, San Miguel, El Salvador
Nicaragua Luxury Hotels
Mukul Luxury Resort and Spa - This resort offers huge beach villas, bohios (homes that resemble tree houses), Casona Don Carlos beach residence and Suite Doña Vivian (another large house). The last two are often used by the owners. There is also an 18-hole golf course that takes you among trees and in front of the beach. To top it all off there is a spa where you get to choose among their six suites as the background for your treatments.
- Website: http://www.mukulresort.com/
- Phone: +505 2563 7100
- Address: KM 10 Carretera Tola-Las Salinas, Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
Hilton Princess Managua - They offer gorgeous rooms and suites along with wheelchair accessible options. There are also an elegant restaurant and a bar. Aside from all of the luxurious ambiances from the hotel they also offer kid friendly services.
- Website: http://www3.hilton.com/
- Phone +505 2255 5777
- Address: KM 4.5 Carretera a Masaya, Managua, Nicaragua
Panama Luxury Hotels
Bristol Panama - At the hotel you will find deluxe rooms, studios, a gorgeous tower executive room and executive residences. There is also a Spa with gorgeous views and and SalSiPuedes (an elegant restaurant) and a bar.
- Website: http://www.thebristol.com/
- Phone: +507 264 0000
- Address: Zona 10, Aquilino de la Guardia Ave., Panamá
Waldorf Astoria Panama - The hotel offers all of the amenities of the Waldorf Astoria hotels from around the world in one of the most modern cities of Central America. There are guest rooms and suites of different sizes as well as wheelchair accessible rooms. For foodie lovers the hotel has three restaurant with completely different menus and a bar.
- Website: http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/
- Pnone: +507 2948000
- Address: 47th St. & Uruguay Street, Panama City, Panamá
Have you been to any other luxury hotels in Central America that you would like to share? Leave the names in the comments. You might help some fellow traveler.