Where To Stay In Central America

July 1, 2017 2 Comments

Where To Stay In Central America

July 1, 2017 2 Comments

Heading to Central America and there are so many hotel and accommodation options you don’t know where to start?

Here’s a quick guide for everywhere we stayed on our honeymoon throughout Central America.

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Sevilla Palace, Mexico City

Address: Paseo de la Reforma Avendia 105, Tabacalera, Mexico City

Why we booked it: Great location and we got it on an amazing savings deal.

Pros: Great central location, walking distance to many major sights and very affordable for such a nice hotel.

Cons: None. It was definitely a get what you pay for hotel but it was fantastic value with nice clean rooms and great food options.

Average price per night: $110 AUD per night. Check out the best deals for Sevilla Palace Hotel

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Bahía Hotel & Beach ClubBahía Hotel & Beach Club

Bahía Hotel & Beach Club

Address: Avendia Pescador, Playa El Medano, Los Cabos

Why we booked it: Honestly? It’s where the cast of Vanderpump Rules stayed when they went to Cabo in season 2 (my favourite reality show!).

Pros: Cute rooms and a great location to both the beach and the main town of Cabo. Walking distance to the clubs after a night out (although it is a bit of a long walk haha).

Cons: Things at the hotel are a little overpriced – wifi isn’t free and transfers back to the airport were double what it cost us to come from the airport. The restaurant had great food but was very expensive. Think more Australian/American prices than Mexican.

Average price per night: $295 AUD per night. Find the best prices for the Bahia Hotel & Beach Club on your dates

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Mia Reef Isla Mujeres

Address: Calle Zazil-Ha, Zona 7, Isla Mujeres

Why we booked it: All inclusive, located on it’s own private island on an island. Obsessed.

Pros: EVERYTHING. Seriously, check out my full post on Mia Reef, we loved everything about our stay here, especially the location, beautiful views and free cocktails served right to your beach bed.

Cons: The only con I have, which is not really related to Mia Reef, is that due to the all inclusive nature of the hotel we didn’t really venture out and try any of the local restaurants. But I mean, that just shows you how happy we were with the food and drinks at Mia Reef!

Average price per night: $335 AUD per night. Check out the best prices for Mia Reef now

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Coco Tulum

Address: Road to Boca Paila Km 7, Tulum

Why we booked it: It doesn’t get much more Instagram worthy than this.

Pros: Amazing beach vibe. The kind of place that made you feel like you should be barefoot all the time. The food and drinks at the beach bar was so delicious, definitely make sure you have a couple of meals or at least snacks here!

Cons: It was an eco-lodge’ which means low shower pressure, little hot water, slow charging electronics, no air-conditioning and not being allowed to flush your toilet paper.

Average price per night: $245 AUD per night. Check out the latest prices at Coco Tulum

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Cahal Pech Village Resort, San IgnacioCahal Pech Village Resort, San Ignacio

Cahal Pech Village Resort, San Ignacio

Address: Cahal Pech Hill, San Ignacio

Why we booked it: We were doing a day trip to Tikal, Guatemala that left from San Ignacio, and Cahal Pech was definitely the nicest accommodation we could find on our budget.

Pros: GREAT food and drinks at the restaurant, honestly could not recommend more! Very comfy rooms and beyond helpful and caring people working here. The staff at Cahal Pech make you feel like you’re family.

Cons: At the top of a very high hill. If you’re planning to walk to the town be prepared for a high incline workout to get back. Or just catch a taxi like we did!!

Average price per night: $173 AUD per night. Find the best prices for your stay at Cahal Pech Village Resort

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Caye Reef Condos, Caye CaulkerCaye Reef Condos, Caye Caulker

Caye Reef Condos, Caye Caulker

Address: Playa Asuncion / Park Street, Caye Caulker

Why we booked it: Recommended by Lonely Planet and one of the only properties in our budget that wasn’t a hostel.

Pros: It was MASSIVE, a huge two bedroom, two bathroom apartment that could have accommodated for two whole families. Great location and beautiful staff.

Cons: Honestly, none.

Average price per night: $180 USD per night. Find the best prices for your stay at Caye Reef Condos

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Heliconias Nature Lodge, La FortunaHeliconias Nature Lodge, La Fortuna

Heliconias Nature Lodge, La Fortuna

Address: San Isidro de Penas Blancas, Fortuna

Why we booked it: It was a treehouse in the Costa Rican jungle. Enough said.

Pros: A beautiful treehouse experience with a great family feel and delicious food at the restaurant which was just for guests. Very comfortable beds and rooms, the best treehouse style accommodation I have experienced.

Cons: A little bit removed from the town of La Fortuna, which means you will need to get a taxi or rent a car for easy access.

Average price per night: $195 per night. Check out the best prices for your stay at Heliconias Nature Lodge

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Makanda By The Sea, Manuel AntonioMakanda By The Sea, Manuel Antonio

Makanda By The Sea, Manuel Antonio

Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio, 3 Kilometers, Manuel Antonio

Why we booked it: We were looking for something beautiful and that definitely felt “honeymoon” in Costa Rica and Makanda ticked all the boxes.

Pros: The infinity pool, the happy hour cocktails, the FOOD OMG. The complete privacy was so great, it felt like we almost had the whole place to ourselves even though it was completely booked out when we were there. Also, adults only always wins so many extra points with me.

Cons: NONE. The most relaxing resort of anywhere we have ever stayed.

Average price per night: $404 per night. Find the best deals for Makanda By The Sea

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To make sure we’re always getting the best deals on hotels and accommodation we always check out Hotels Combined to find the cheapest prices across all travel websites and book in advance to avoid price increases or sold out hotels.

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WHERE WE STAYED IN CENTRAL AMERICA

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Emma is a travel photographer and blogger, living in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Thom in between adventures. She started Explore Shaw to share her experiences, travel tips and destination advice, and to inspire others to travel the world and their own backyard whenever they can.

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  • Me August 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    OH MY! Your spot in Tulum looks so ridiculously perfect! I need to get up there soon! I love all your photos of Belize and am very sure now that you need to come back. The flight from Australia to Belize is worth it for the ATM Cave. I promise. It's one of the craziest things you'll ever do.

    • Emma August 9, 2017 at 2:26 am

      The hotel in Tulum was definitely breathtaking, I can't recommend Mexico to anyone highly enough! We didn't get a chance to visit ATM Cave this time when we were in Belize, but it has definitely been put on our list for our next visit! Everyone in Belize was so beautiful and friendly, we loved it!

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