8 days in Central America Itinerary

8 days in Central America Itinerary

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8 days in Central America Itinerary

Porto, Portugal
Fly:  15​h
Panama City, Panama
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
Porto, Portugal

2
days
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then don't miss a visit to Panama Canal.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City travel route site .

Porto, Portugal to Panama City is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Porto to Panama City. In August, Panama City is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

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.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz and then kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Panama City to Manuel Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Manuel Antonio due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Panama City in August; daily highs in Manuel Antonio reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs and then hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our La Fortuna de San Carlos online holiday 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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