295 Kms from San Pedro Sula
Antigua, once a colonial capital is rich in history, cultural and natural disasters. After a large earthquaked hit the capital the King of Spain moved the capital to Guatemala City. The town is surrounded by three active volcanoes. The last larger eruption came out of Volcano Fuego in September 2012. Most days you can see smoke coming out of this volcano. For those brave enough to go in for a closer look, tourist offices can arrange day hikes up the volcanoes. A walk through the city displays historical colonial monuments, vibrant markets and street vendors, a diverse mix of Catholic churches (both modern and from the Spanish colonial era), and a an array of restaurants catering to locals and foreigners. Of course with this boom in tourism here, prices are more expensive in Antigua than the rest of Guatemala. For those wanting to stay longer there are many options including volunteering, working at chocolate or coffee farms, dance classes, Spanish language centers, and cooking courses.
120 Kms from San Pedro Sula
Bird Island – Placencia, Belize – This Central American island is a marvel on a coral reef, placed in the middle of crystal clear, shallow waters. Spend your time on the island romancing your loved one or having the time of your life with your friends. The three-room apartment can accommodate six people and comes with fishing equipment, two kayaks and a paddle boat. Go fishing, snorkeling, swimming or discovering nearby islands. A barbecue, fire pit and sundeck make staying on the island much more fun.