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:  10​h 15​min
Cayo, Belize
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
San Pedro, Belize
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Roatan, Honduras
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  9​h
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
ferry + bus:  2​h 30​min
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Panama City, Panama
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
Denver, United States

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Caracol and Art Box Belize arts & crafts center. Get outdoors at MayaWalk Tours and Actun Tunichil Muknal. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Blue Hole National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Iguana Conservation Project, take in the dramatic scenery at Big Rock Falls, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and view the masterpieces at Sak Tunich Art Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cayo trip itinerary builder website .

Denver, USA to Cayo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Cayo is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in April, with highs in Cayo at 88°F and lows at 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Cayo

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Caracol ©
Caracol
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MayaWalk Tours

8
days
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Gallery of San Pedro and Belizean Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Shark Ray Alley. Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro: Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker, Red Flower Gallery, & more). Spend the 27th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, savor the flavors at Moho Chocolate, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Cayo to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

7
days
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tabyana Beach and Grand Roatan Beach Club. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, explore the activities along Half Moon Bay, and stop by Karma Jewelry Design.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Roatan visit planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 2.5 hours. May in Roatan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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

7
days
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San Carlos ©
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.
Visiting Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Natura Ecological Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Paradise Hot Springs. Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Tenorio Volcano National Park to see Rio Celeste about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a pleasant ride with Arenal Wilberth Stables, view the masterpieces at Wood & Art Gallery, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Rio Chollin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Roatan to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal), Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Biesanz and Playa Manuel Antonio. Visiting MidWorld Costa Rica and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Meli Melo Boutique.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and Reserva Biologica Isla del Cano. Step off the beaten path and head to Carara National Park and Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls. Spend the 25th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, look for gifts at The Costa Rica Coffee Experience, view the masterpieces at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jaco Beach.

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Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Jaco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Jaco

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, Reserva Biologica Isla del Cano, Carara National Park, Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls ©
Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls

2
days
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Santa Teresa ©
A coastal getaway popular with surfers and young travelers, Santa Teresa spreads out from the beach and the main coastal road to a ring of newer developments on the surrounding hills.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Santa Teresa and then admire the sheer force of Montezuma Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tica Surf Bikinis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santa Teresa holiday planner.

Getting from Jaco to Santa Teresa by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Montezuma Falls
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Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Montezuma Falls ©
Montezuma Falls

4
days
Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara ©
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and The Ara Project. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Barrigona Beach and Samara Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Nosara (SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, Jungle Mini Golf, Nosara, & more).

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara tour itinerary app .

Drive from Santa Teresa to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Playa Samara sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Nosara, The Ara Project
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Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
The Ara Project ©
The Ara Project
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Playa Conchal. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Hermosa and Cesar Adventure. Step out of Tamarindo with an excursion to Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts in Playas del Coco--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Dolores Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Tamarindo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tamarindo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Playa Conchal, Playa Hermosa, Cesar Adventure
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
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Playa Avellana
Shark Diving

6
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 Iglesia del Carmen. Get outdoors at Gatun Lake and Metropolitan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Casco Viejo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Jose Church, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and see the interesting displays at Biomuseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tamarindo to Panama City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tamarindo to Panama City due to the time zone difference. June in Panama City sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Gatun Locks
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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Gatun Lake ©
Gatun Lake

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