North America is a land of stunning forests, colorful fields, flat deserts, and restless metropolises. It includes three countries: Mexico, Canada, and the United States of America (USA). Some of its most emblematic and world-renowned cities, which p...
North America is a land of stunning forests, colorful fields, flat deserts, and restless metropolises. It includes three countries: Mexico, Canada, and the United States of America (USA). Some of its most emblematic and world-renowned cities, which probably need no introduction, are Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, New York, and Hawaii in the United States; or Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal in Canada. Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara are some of the most important cities in Mexico, although you will surely prefer to aim for the stunning beaches of this beautiful country, such as Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
Central America, meanwhile, offers turquoise seas and lush forests, majestic Mayan ruins, and bustling markets. It includes seven countries that provide unforgettable adventures for all types of travelers and has the best of both worlds: a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere on one side and colossal Pacific waves on the other. A rich mix of people and cultures has created a diverse and dynamic society.
The entire area offers a myriad of contrasts from north to south. In terms of climate, language, culture, landscape, history, etc. Large tracts of land and Anglo-Saxon culture in the north, and smaller countries with ancient cultures from Mexico down, and even paradisiacal beaches in Central America.
Here are some ideas of natural sites for your next trip to the region: Niagara Falls, located between the United States and Canada; Grand Canyon National Park, with its immensely beautiful landscape thanks to its layers of sedimentary and volcanic rocks; Lake Coatepeque in El Salvador, located on the perimeters of the Santa Ana volcano; Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, an extraordinary spectacle of nature; and the San Blas archipelago in Panama, with its crystal-clear waters, pleasant tropical climate, and white sand beaches.
The good thing about these destinations is that they are spectacular at any time of the year. If you don't like the cold, it's best to travel between April and October or choose the Central American area. But if you don't mind being a little cold, the months of November and December, when the Christmas lights have already been put up, have a special charm in the United States and Canada. In many cities, skating rinks are put up and the cities are filled with life.
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