60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America trip planner

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Fly to Flores, Bus to San Ignacio
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San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hopkins, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly
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Roatan, Honduras
— 9 nights
Fly to San Jose, Shuttle to Manuel Antonio
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Uvita, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Taxi to Atenas, Fly to Edinburgh

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San Ignacio, Belize

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Green Iguana Conservation Project. On the 8th (Fri), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech, and look for gifts at Kaj Expressions.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Ignacio online attractions planner.

Edinburgh, UK to San Ignacio is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh to San Ignacio, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hopkins.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hopkins, Belize

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Outback Trails and Laughing Bird Caye National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Hopkins side-trips: Placencia (Placencia Fellowship & Lola Art Studio).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hopkins online tour planner.

You can drive from San Ignacio to Hopkins in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hopkins can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Hopkins

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

San Pedro, Belize

— 5 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Ray Alley and Mexico Rocks. Visiting Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Belizean Arts, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro road trip website.

Fly from Hopkins to San Pedro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Roatan, Honduras

— 9 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Visit Tabyana Beach and Palm Beach Roatan for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Coconut Tree Divers and Mayan Eden. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Spa Baan Suerte, enjoy the sand and surf at Mayan Day Passes, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Bay Beach.

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You can fly from San Pedro to Roatan in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Roatan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Take a break from the city and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Birding Spots Manuel Antonio. Change things up with these side-trips from Manuel Antonio: Horseback Riding Tours (in Esterillos Este) and Jaco (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Mirador de Jaco, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, stroll around Parque Nahomi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Biesanz, and look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Roatan to Manuel Antonio takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Uvita.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Uvita, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
Ideal for visitors looking to escape Costa Rica's busy beaches, Uvita offers a serene atmosphere and plenty of uncrowded sand for a leisurely vacation.
Explore hidden gems such as Uvita Beach and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kokopelli. Step out of Uvita with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Dominical--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ventanas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uvita online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Uvita takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Uvita

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 6 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punta Uva Beach and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. Explore hidden gems such as Nature Observatorio and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles, stop by Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarantulas Way, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Uvita to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 7 nights
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 Tree Chocolate Tour and Natura Eco Park Costa Rica. Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Conservatory and Rio Chollin. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos with an excursion to Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, stroll through La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

— 6 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands and Playa Hermosa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rincon de La Vieja National Park and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Playas del Coco: Cataratas Llanos de Cortes (in Bagaces) and Liberia (Tio Leo Coffee Tour, Liberia Airport Shuttle Service, &more). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. There's more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and kick back and relax at Playa Nacascolo.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco road trip planning website.

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Playas del Coco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Conchal. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Potrero Beach and Playa Avellana. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Tamarindo Beach, look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo online travel planner.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Monteverde, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calypso Cruises and The Bat Jungle. Visiting Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Zipline will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Orchid Garden, experience rural life at El Trapiche Tour, stroll through Curi Cancha Reserve, and take in the exciting artwork at Arte Jaguar Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Monteverde road trip planning app.

Drive from Tamarindo to Monteverde in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip