RELEASE: Four exceptional places in Central America to see the stars, according to CATA

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RELEASE: Four exceptional places in Central America to see the stars, according to CATA

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Madrid, November 23, 2022.

Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and El Salvador have places whose paradisiacal landscape and low light pollution make them essential to enjoy a cosmic spectacle.

Central America and the Dominican Republic are known for their pristine nature, for their dream landscapes where the green of lush vegetation or the turquoise blue of the sea prevail. In addition, when night falls, there are places in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador or Belize where, thanks to the clean air and little light pollution, it is possible to enjoy a spectacle of stars and constellations. Astrology fans can get closer to the stars at the top of the El Hoyo volcano, in Nicaragua, or appreciate the stars from Samara beach, in Costa Rica, with an incomparable mystical charm. Stargazing is culturally rooted in Central America; a great legacy left by the Mayans and which can be discovered, for example, in the ruins of Caracol, in Belize. El Hoyo Volcano – Nicaragua Climbable on foot and with the possibility of walking between the old cones and craters, the El Hoyo volcano offers one of the most beautiful landscapes of the volcanic complex of León, Nicaragua. For this reason, camping on its summit has become a popular activity in recent years, with an especially fascinating setting for stargazing. In addition, you can enjoy a dream sunset, a dinner with a campfire and a morning coffee watching the sunrise over Lake Xolotlán and the Momotombo volcano. Once in the area, you have to go to the Cerro Negro volcano, inactive since 1999 and the youngest in Central America. With its cone shape and dark background, Cerro Negro seems otherworldly, giving visitors the sensation of walking through a landscape of craters. Being easily climbable and having a mixture of black sand and old ash, sandboarding is one of the most popular activities. Guanacaste Beaches – Costa Rica Along the Guanacaste coast, located in the North Pacific of Costa Rica, You can enjoy beaches such as Tamarindo, Flamingo, Penca, Conchal and Samara with various attractions such as the spectacular arrival of Kemp's ridley turtles in the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge. In this area, nature is practically intact and the air has little pollution, so the stars shine especially brightly at night. Playa Samara, for example, is perfect for a romantic night of stargazing. In addition, right at Punta Indio, night owls can see the island of Chora on the horizon and even see the beginning of the coral reef. The gentle waves and the sound of the sea complete the atmospheric experience.From Caracol to Caye Caulker – Belize The small island of Caye Caulker is ideal for stargazing, just wait for nightfall to recline in a hammock on the beach and look up at the sky full of sparkling stars. This island with a bohemian past and a philosophy of 'going slow' is also a paradise for disconnecting and discovering its beautiful seabed. At the other end of the country, near the Guatemalan border, is the Caracol Archaeological Site, the largest Mayan center in Belize. The Maya lived in harmony with the cosmos, building temples and structures to enhance their observation and interpretation of the sky. This is particularly evident in the Caana, which is translated as Heavenly Place. Rising more than 43 meters above the jungle floor, this massive pyramid is the tallest man-made structure in the country. Here, those interested in astronomy can visit numerous ancient structures, including an astronomical observatory, and learn about the Mayan calendar and the connection of this culture with the stars. Conchagua Volcano – El Salvador Situated 1,242 meters above sea level and with splendid views over the Gulf of Fonseca, the Conchagua volcano is perfect for spending the night at its top, enjoying spectacles of nature such as sunsets, sunrises and starry nights. The ascent to the colossus, which has two volcanic cones, is not very complex. It is a pleasant walk in the middle of natural landscapes full of smells and colors; In addition, you can reach the top in authorized jeeps. Another special point to see the stars in El Salvador is the first amateur observatory in the country and considered one of the best places for amateur astronomers in El Salvador. Although it is not a site open to the public, during the dry season, its associates usually receive —by prior invitation, which can be obtained by writing to their email or their Facebook page— visitors interested in getting to know the center and learning about the night sky and the universe. These activities take place on weekends, have a cost of five dollars per person and each guest may attend with three more companions. More info: https://www.visitcentroamerica.com/

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