What better way to celebrate “World Car Free Day” than taking a quick tour of these idyllic car-free islands? Blissfully absent of traffic, these spots are ideal getaways for any time of year.
Little Corn Island
Little Corn is located about 50 miles east of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast. It’s home to an incredibly healthy reef system, making snorkeling and diving popular pastimes. A lush jungle and tranquil beaches are other lures.
The black inked waters of the lagoon’s south side are said to be the root of Holbox Island‘s name, which is Mayan for “black hole”. Situated northwest of Cancun, it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise. This 26-square-mile gem plays host to thousands of flamingos, pelicans, and other exotic birds.
A favorite of backpackers and eco-tourists, this laid back island village sits off the coast of Belize. That remarkable barrier reef makes it a lure for snorkelers and divers. A bleached beach void of tourist masses is another good reason to visit.