60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Denver, United States
Fly:  9​h
Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​min
Belize City, Belize
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
Placencia, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
Cayo, Belize
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Nosara, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  11​h
Denver, United States

6
days
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and West Bay Beach. Gumbalimba Park and Rusty Fish are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tabyana Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Half Moon Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum, and stop by Diamonds International.

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Denver, USA to Roatan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in April, with highs in Roatan at 88°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly to San Pedro.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Gumbalimba Park ©
Gumbalimba Park
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Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach

6
days
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Ray Alley and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at 12 Belize, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery of San Pedro.

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Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Belize City.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve

5
days
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Belize Zoo and Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River. Get outdoors at Zipline and Lighthouse Reef. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belize City: Caye Caulker (Turneffe Reef & The Estuary of Caye Caulker). On the 2nd (Wed), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Altun Ha Ruins, look for gifts at Caribbean Spice Belize, and don't miss a visit to The Belize Sign Monument.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Belize City day trip site .

Belize City is just a short distance from San Pedro. April in Belize City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Placencia.

Things to do in Belize City

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Altun Ha, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Zipline
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

5
days
Placencia, Belize

Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve and Outback Trails. Get out of town with these interesting Placencia side-trips: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve (in Hopkins) and Maya Center Mayan Museum (in Dangriga). There's more to do: get outside with Silk Caye and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Placencia trip itinerary builder site .

Placencia is just a short distance from Belize City. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Placencia

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Dangriga, Outback Trails, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©

5
days
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Escape the urban bustle at Caracol and MayaWalk Tours. Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Green Iguana Conservation Project, take in the dramatic scenery at Rio On Pools, look for gifts at Back to My Roots, and Head underground at Actun Tunichil Muknal.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cayo trip app .

Getting from Placencia to Cayo by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Cayo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Caracol ©
Caracol
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum

5
days
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gatun Locks and Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama. Get some cultural insight at Casco Viejo and Plaza de Francia. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Panama Canal, get to know the fascinating history of Avenida Balboa, stop by La Praline Chocolatier, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gatun Lake.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cayo to Panama City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In May in Panama City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Gatun Locks
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama ©

5
days
Jaco, Costa Rica

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Escape the urban bustle at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Jaco Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Piedra de Fuego. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Carara National Park, ride a horse along Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, take in the exciting artwork at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, and play a few rounds at Tee Times Costa Rica.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaco trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Panama City to Jaco with the Route module. Traveling from Panama City to Jaco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Herradura, Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, Piedra de Fuego, Carara National Park
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Jaco Beach ©
Jaco Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Discover out-of-the-way places like MidWorld Costa Rica and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Manuel Antonio, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

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Fishing Charters & Tours
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rio Celeste and Butterfly Conservatory. Visiting Tabacon Hot Springs and Lake Arenal will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Onirica Art Gallery, shop like a local with Wood & Art Gallery, and trek along Ecocentro Danaus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste, Butterfly Conservatory
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lake Arenal ©
Lake Arenal
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

4
days
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Viejo Beach and Playa Chiquita. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and Finca La Isla. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles, take in nature's colorful creations at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Nature Observatorio, and have some family-friendly fun at Yesland Mini Golf.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca due to the time zone difference. In June in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Nosara.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cahuita, Nature Observatorio
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

3
days
Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Get in touch with nature at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and Barrigona Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Samara Beach and San Juanillo Beach. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the exciting artwork at MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nosara day trip tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nosara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Nosara due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Nosara, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Samara, San Juanillo Beach
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Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
San Juanillo Beach ©
San Juanillo Beach

4
days
Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tamarindo ©
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Visiting Playa Hermosa and Playa Avellana will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal), Costa Rica Sailing Center (in Playa Potrero) and Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco (in Playas del Coco). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Monkey Park, and explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Nosara to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Tamarindo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica Sailing Center, Playa Conchal, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Playa Hermosa
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Shark Diving

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