Famous Tourist Spots in Central America - The Gypsy Nurse


By Dennis Carruthers

November 3, 2018



Famous Tourist Spots in Central America

Travel Nurse Vacation In Central America

One of the great things about being a travel nurse is the fact that you can Vacation as often as you want (and as long as the bank account allows).

As a travel RN, you want to visit the most popular places around the world and some those places include outside the United States. The lack of experience makes it challenging to choose which places to give priority. In Central America, there are many places you could travel to that are ranked highly and most experts including D. Scott Carruthers have rated these spots as some of the most interesting destinations.

Scott is a travel enthusiast who has also worked as a travel nurse for various companies, offering vital information to travelers and guiding those looking to learn more about different destinations. He today shares information about some of the most famous spots you should travel to in Central America.

Tikal and Copan

Located in Guatemala, Tikal and Copan are ancient cities that were used by the Maya people during early civilizations in the region. The ruins date as far back as 700 BC. three are many ruins around the area, however, Tikal and Copan stand out. These have remained intact for centuries. You will enjoy visiting the Great Plaza, which is an impressive structure that stands between the ceremonial buildings and lavish ancient dwellings. The ancient people of Maya are known to have been lovers of ball games, and this is a historical cue that will give you a chance to learn more about the development of various sporting activities around the region.


Also in the Maya ruins is the Xunantunich, which are located at the top of a ridge on the Mopan River in Western Belize. The ruins are believed to date back to the 900 BC. They include dark structures that sit against the blue skies, which makes the spot an ideal photo-shooting location. Visitors are advised to wear stable walking shoes and carry lots of water. If you want to explore all these regions for a longer duration, there are a lot of volunteer opportunities available.


Flores is in northern Guatemala and the island town is strategically situated in Lake Peten Itza. It was once home to Maya Indians. Despite having transformed its architecture to assume a modern appeal, there is a lot of history to learn. You will get an opportunity to discover the charming old town and there are many activities you could engage in while around the lake including sailing. There are shops and modern restaurants as well as Spanish colonial churches.


Known for its carefully preserved Spanish colonial architecture, Antigua city is among Central American spots that are adored by tourists. The city was established in 1524. Following a tragic fire and earthquakes, it was destroyed over the years. There are  handful of structures still intact.

Antigua is a great place for a Travel Nurse vacation in Central America. Additionally, a nurse traveler can combine Spanish language classes, volunteering, or simply enjoy the abundance of beautiful sights. Historical churches and landmarks like the Santa Catanina Arch are highlights.

About the Author: D Scott Carruthers has been traveling his whole life. He also loves the paleo lifestyle. His content can be found at dscottcarrutherstravel.com

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