By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. April 29, 2016: Looking for a bargain on stays in travel to Central America this Spring? Here are 10 bargain hotels to choose from as recommended by the latest TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers Choice report:
Located in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica, The Hotel Rancho Cerro Azul is just 600 meters west from the road entrance to La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos and the Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. This lovely ranch hotel is run by the Aragon family who started it back in 2006 with the purpose of creating a place where visitors became familiar with Costa Rican traditions and ways of life. It is full of great natural beauty including lush exuberant woods, rivers, a wide variety of birds and tropical gardens as well as offering an impressive view of the Arenal Volcano. The spacious 8 cabins are impressively done with beautiful native woods and a large bathroom with modern fixtures. There is also a “back porch” facing the meadow and rainforest with a hammock.
The Seagrape Plantation Resort in West End, Roatan, Honduras features beautiful ocean views and gorgeous sunsets from five Caribbean cabanas. It only has 22 hotel rooms which are nestled in the middle of the resort but all offer easy access to the ocean shore and fresh water pool, where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean. It offers a private and secluded while still just around the corner from all that West End has to offer. You can also snorkel right off the property and there is a dive shop right on the property. The resort is close to the town for shopping and nightlife, but far enough away from the noise and crowds.
Located in Masaya, Nicaragua La Mariposa is a lovely property that let’s you also learn a new language while engaging with a wonderful community. It is a small, friendly non-profit Spanish school and eco-hotel, just outside the pueblo of La Concepcion, Nicaragua (Central America). They are an hour from Nicaragua’s major attractions – including the beautiful colonial city of Granada with wonderful expanses of still unspoiled beaches on the Pacific Coast, the warm swimming water in the crater lake Laguna de Apoyo, the Masaya volcano, a live volcano – but just 45 minutes from Managua airport. Here you can learn Spanish with qualified instructors who are genuinely interested in you progress. This makes it a two for one deal!
The Hotel Perico Azul is located in Jaco, Costa Rica and is a small cozy apt-hotel on the south end of Jaco Beach. It’s great for solo travelers wanting to learn to surf. With its boutique like looks and private location close to the mountains, El Perico Azul is surrounded by blush nature and many species of birds that will allow you to wake up to the sounds of Costa Rica’s best tropical sounds. This awesome slice of heaven will transport you trough the life style and decorative architecture of this colorful country, it will allow you to live the culture, the warmth and the reason for this to be the happiest country in the world.
Located in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, Hotel Buenos Aires is located above the center of Santa Teresa, opposite the main surf beach, Playa Carmen. It is just a 5 minute walk to the beach and (walking distance) to the different services the village offers (supermarket, pharmacy, banks and restaurants). Guests will enjoy an amazing 180 degree ocean view in a calm and in touch with nature environment. Great prices and close to town but far enough away from the dust and noise.
6: The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse on Utila, Bay Islands in Honduras welcomed its first guests in April 2006. This two storied Hotel, with its wide wraparound balconies, stands over the waters of Eastern Harbor at the entrance to the Upper Lagoon. Its unique location offers guests gentle cooling by easterly trade winds and panoramic views of the harbor and of the western Caribbean Sea. On clear days, on the near horizon, guests can see the mountains of mainland Honduras and – most especially – Pico Bonito. The Lighthouse is undoubtedly one of Utila’s most picturesque settings. It is a centrally located, clean and comfortable hotel.
7: Hotel Javy
Hotel Javy is a family business and one of best little hotels in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is located 30 minutes far from the best beaches of Guanacaste and the beautiful landscapes and volcanoes that Costa Rica offers. Breakfast here is a local feast of fresh fruit and mango juice as well as a huge plate of the traditional rice, beans, sausage, egg, cheese and plantain. This family run hotel is exceptional in service, cleanliness, and advice.
Located in Jaco, Costa Rica, the Aparthotel Vista Pacifico Quiet, is set in a courtyard of lush tropical gardens surrounding the swimming pool and above the hustle and bustle of lively Playa Jaco. Hotel Vista Pacifico is owned by a Canadian couple and is far from the maddening crowd but close enough to the town. Silence, views and a swimming pool are what you will find here. The studio, one or two bedroom are fully equipped Kitchens or Kitchenettes and is perfect for a family vacation or small groups.
The Colinda Cabanas in Caye Caulker, Belize Cayes is owned by Colin and Linda and located right on a sandy beach on the island of Caye Caulker in Belize. Colinda Cabanas consists of 4 premium beach front suites, 2 second row suites, 5 cabanas and a 2 bedrom Guesthouse in bright colored yellow-and-blue. Each unit comes with Reverse Osmosis purified hot and cold water, a Fridge, Coffee pot, Coffee beans + grinder, toaster, basic dishes and 2 adult bicycles. There is also a large outdoor covered porch with chairs, table and hammock on each unit.
In Panajachel, Guatemala, is Jenna’s River Bed and Breakfast. It is just a few short steps from world heritage site of Lake Atitlan, close to restaurants, and a short boat ride to the Mayan villages around the lake. Celebrating close to 10 years in Panajachel, Jenna’s are experts on the local culture including; the best local sites and tours, schedules for artisan market days and the ultimate culinary stops to explore for the best of what this lake town has to offer. The aim of this bed and breakfast is for people to feel at home so you can go forth to explore and come back to somewhere comfy. Jenna is a charming host who offers up an excellent breakfast with homemade jams and fresh baked Cardamom bread.