Central America is bordered to the east by the Caribbean Sea and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Along part of the Caribbean coast runs the vast Mesoamerican barrier reef system, which follows the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras for over 600 miles. This barrier reef is the second largest in the world.  Marine life is at its most abundant and spectacular here among the coral.

Central America has so many other marvels and offers a thrilling and enriching experience. One thing is sure, between the coral barrier of Belize, the Honduras Bay Island, the mangroves of Panama or the rocky Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the diversity of the environments promises dozens of greatly varied and unforgettable snorkeling adventures.

Central America’s costal waters offer excellent visibility, allowing snorkelers to fully appreciate the underwater scenery. These clear waters enable the snorkeler to enjoy uninterrupted views of coral gardens, marine life and underwater landscapes. 


Snorkeling destinations in Central America


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Panama borders both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, two radically different but equally fascinating marine ecosystems. The best snorkeling spots are located in the many islands and archipelagos scattered along the coasts of the country. From coral reefs to rocky drop offs, from mangroves t (...)

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Imagine you are swimming surrounded by schools of dozens of nurse sharks, getting face to face with friendly stingrays, exploring the edge of a mangrove or meeting schools of tropical fish in healthy and shallow coral gardens… Open your eyes…. You are snorkeling in Belize! With an extensive barrier (...)
Costa Rica

(12 spots online)

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Caribbean Sea on the East, Costa Rica boast some of the world’s most biologically diverse habitats both above and below the surface. The two coasts have two distinct ecosystems; rocky in the Pacific, and fringed by coral reefs in the Caribbean. This (...)

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Considered one of the top snorkeling destinations in the Caribbean, Roatán’s underwater world should not be missed. Located some 20 miles from the Honduras mainland, the island of Roatán boasts some stunning and pristine snorkeling spots. From queen angelfish to sea turtle sightings, to amazing disp (...)