60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Placencia, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cayo, Belize
— 5 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + bus + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h
9
Nosara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Panama City, Panama
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

7
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Tabyana Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gumbalimba Park, look for gifts at Karma Jewelry Design, shop like a local with Waves of Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Half Moon Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Roatan road trip site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Roatan is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Roatan. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in June: high temperatures in Roatan hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Shark Diving

6
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Belize Chocolate Company and The Estuary of Caye Caulker. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Gallery of San Pedro and Red Flower Gallery. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Marco Gonzalez Maya Site. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Shark Ray Alley, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by 12 Belize.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Placencia.

Things to do in San Pedro

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Shark Ray Alley
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River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Estuary of Caye Caulker ©
The Estuary of Caye Caulker

6
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Treasure Box or Garimaya Gift Shop. Studio Gallery Cayetano and Lola Art Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Placencia: Hopkins (Golden Gifts, Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, & more) and Dangriga (Maya Center Mayan Museum & Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve). Spend the 29th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Laughing Bird Caye National Park, stop by Denyse's Originals, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Placencia planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro to Placencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Placencia

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Hopkins, Dangriga
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve ©

5
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Get a sense of the local culture at Caracol and Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum. Get in touch with nature at Actun Tunichil Muknal and MayaWalk Tours. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project, view the masterpieces at Sak Tunich Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Xunantunich, and look for gifts at Rubba Dub Soap Shop.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cayo trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Placencia to Cayo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Cayo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Cayo

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

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rio Chollin and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Step out of the city life by going to Ecocentro Danaus and Butterfly Conservatory. When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano), take in the views from Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, experience rural life at Granja Eco Turistica Victoria, and explore the striking landscape of Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos day trip planning website .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Cayo to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste
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Rio Celeste ©
Rio Celeste
Lake Arenal ©
Lake Arenal
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Chiquita and Playa Cocles. Get outdoors at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Cahuita to see Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: look for gifts at Talamanca Family Art and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Viejo Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary planner .

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. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cahuita, Talamanca Family Art
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Puerto Viejo Beach ©
Puerto Viejo Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Biesanz and La Playita. You'll discover tucked-away gems like MidWorld Costa Rica and Discount Liquor Wine & Cigars. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manuel Antonio: Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical) and Uvita (Uvita Beach & Magic Ananda). There's more to do: experience rural life at Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices and look for gifts at Meli Melo Boutique.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Manuel Antonio. Traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Manuel Antonio, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Uvita, Quepos, Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store
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Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach
MidWorld Costa Rica ©
MidWorld Costa Rica

4
nights
Jaco, Costa Rica

Jaco ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and Sarah's Gallery. Relax by the water at Playa Bejuco and Jaco Beach. The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jaco trip planner .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Jaco in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nosara.

Things to do in Jaco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Sarah's Gallery, Playa Bejuco, Dantica Gallery, Bridge Over Rio Tarcoles, Carara National Park
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Jaco Beach ©
Jaco Beach
Horseback Riding Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

4
nights
Nosara, Costa Rica

Nosara ©
Along with its agricultural and fishing heritage, Nosara stands as one of the oldest expatriate communities in the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koss Art Gallery and MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY. We've included these beaches for you: Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and Barrigona Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nosara: San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo) and Samara Beach (in Playa Samara). There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and look for gifts at Nativa Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosara journey app .

Getting from Jaco to Nosara by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nosara are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Nosara

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Playa Avellana. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Hermosa and Cesar Adventure. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tamarindo: Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Playa Flamingo) and Playa Conchal (in Playa Conchal). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, stop by EK Art Jewelry, and explore and take pictures at Pura Aventura.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Nosara to Tamarindo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Tamarindo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Playa Hermosa, Cesar Adventure
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

7
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Get in touch with nature at Gatun Lake and Punta Culebra Nature Center. Biomuseum and Gatun Locks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Metropolitan National Park. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Multiplaza Pacific, head outdoors with Ancon Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Temple, and wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Panama City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tamarindo to Panama City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tamarindo to Panama City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Gatun Locks
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Gatun Locks
Gatun Locks
Biomuseum ©
Biomuseum

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