15 days in Central America Itinerary

15 days in Central America Itinerary

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15 days in Central America Itinerary

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly + bus + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  10​h
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Belmopan, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
San Juan, Puerto Rico

3
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, wildlife, trails, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online day trip planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to La Fortuna de San Carlos is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas

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Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

2
days
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Art House and then identify plant and animal life at Viento Fresco Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monteverde trip itinerary builder .

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Viento Fresco Waterfall
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Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall

1
day
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio ©
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
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Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Shopping

Side Trip

Quepos
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House of Cigars ©
House of Cigars

2
days
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Belize Sailing Center and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Pedro route builder site .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to San Pedro by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Belmopan.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Belize Sailing Center ©
Belize Sailing Center

3
days
Belmopan, Belize

Belmopan ©
Nicknamed the "Garden City" thanks to its planned urban parklands, Belmopan serves as the capital of Belize and a launching point for tours of nearby caves and Mayan ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Half Moon Caye National Monument (in Glovers Reef Atoll). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Blue Hole National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef), take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Cave, and view the masterpieces at Art Box Belize arts & crafts center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Belmopan trip itinerary maker .

Fly from San Pedro to Belmopan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Belmopan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belmopan

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Waterfall Cave, Half Moon Caye National Monument, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park
Art Box Belize arts & crafts center ©

2
days
Hopkins, Belize

Hopkins ©
Advertised as the "Friendliest Village in Belize," Hopkins remains a small fishing settlement on a stretch of golden coastline that offers plenty of modern amenities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: tour on your own time with Motorbike Rentals & Alternate Adventures, then stop by Garimaya Gift Shop, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hopkins trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Belmopan to Hopkins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hopkins can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hopkins

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
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Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

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