60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Panama City, Panama
— 5 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
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San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
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Hopkins, Belize
— 3 nights
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights

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Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Panama La Vieja and Fishing Charters & Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casco Viejo and El Arco Chato. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cinta Costera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San José, take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion de Ciudad del Saber, and explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park.

Start your trip to Panama City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Cardiff, UK to Panama City is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Panama City. Traveling from Cardiff in June, expect Panama City to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Casco Viejo
4.4
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Neighborhood
Cinta Costera
4.7

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©

Walaba

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.
Get outdoors at Punta Uva Beach and Playa Cocles. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature Observatorio and Yesland Mini Golf. Take a break from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca with a short trip to Veragua Rainforest Park in Puerto Limon, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cahuita National Park, and admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Panama City to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Must see
Punta Uva Beach
4.7
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Beach
Playa Cocles
4.5

6
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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 Proyecto Asis and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Butterfly Conservatory and La Fortuna Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Sendero Las Sorpresas Rio Celeste (in Bijagua de Upala) and Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary app.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Must see
Proyecto Asis
4.7
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Hot Spring
Tabacon Hot Springs
4.4
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Butterfly Conservatory
4.7

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Coco Beach

A long-established beach community, Playas del Coco has developed a reputation as a favored spot for young travelers and locals to let loose by the sea.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Rincon de La Vieja National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Sensoria Land of Senses and Cataratas Llanos de Cortes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playas del Coco: Liberia (Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria, Maderos Brewery, &more). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Shark Diving
4.7
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National Park
Palo Verde National Park
4.5

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Visit Playa Avellana and Playa Conchal for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Conchal (Arenas Blancas & Garra de Leon Golf Course) and Playa Danta (in Las Catalinas). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Diamante Boutique, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tamarindo planning tool.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Must see
Playa Avellana
4.5
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Guiones and Samara Beach. Visiting Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Nosara (MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY & Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Beach
Samara Beach
4.4
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.7

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arte Jaguar Gallery and Alas y Raices. Discover out-of-the-way places like Curi Cancha Reserve and Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Monteverde online holiday planner.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Monteverde in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Playa Manuel Antonio and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Uvita Beach (in Uvita) and Jaco (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Mirador de Jaco). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll around Parque Nahomi, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio trip app.

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Little French Key. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tabyana Beach and Half Moon Bay. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, kick back and relax at Sandy Bay Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Roatan Beach Club.

To find out how to plan a trip to Roatan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Manuel Antonio to Roatan in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Must see
Tabyana Beach
4.2

5
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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Ray Alley and Turneffe Reef. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks, and take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Pedro trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Shark Ray Alley
4.5

3
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Hopkins, Belize

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Glover's Reef Marine Reserve and Che'il Mayan Products. When in Hopkins, make a side trip to see Studio Gallery Cayetano in Dangriga, approximately Dangriga away. There's more to do: hike along Outback Trails and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hopkins trip planner.

Getting from San Pedro to Hopkins by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Hopkins, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
4.7

5
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San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©

Cayo Town

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Take a break from the city and head to Green Iguana Conservation Project and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Get a sense of the local culture at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Cahal Pech. Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Saddle up on the 29th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Hopkins to San Ignacio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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