15 days in Central America Itinerary

15 days in Central America Itinerary

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15 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Belmopan, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Hopkins, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from San Juan to La Fortuna de San Carlos, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Spas

Side Trip

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
nights
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. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Art House and then admire the sheer force of Viento Fresco Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monteverde online route builder .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Monteverde in 3 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Viento Fresco Waterfall
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Viento Fresco Waterfall ©
Viento Fresco Waterfall
Art House ©
Art House

2
nights
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.
To plan Manuel Antonio vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

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
nights
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 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belmopan: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Lighthouse Reef (in Lighthouse Reef Atoll). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Blue Hole National Park. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Half Moon Caye National Monument, view the masterpieces at Art Box Belize arts & crafts center, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Cave, and see the vivid underwater world at Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef).

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Belmopan trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from San Pedro to Belmopan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Belmopan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in Belmopan

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Waterfall Cave, Half Moon Caye National Monument, Lighthouse Reef, Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef)
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Half Moon Caye National Monument ©
Half Moon Caye National Monument
Blue Hole National Park ©
Blue Hole National Park

2
nights
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; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. 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

Side Trip

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

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