11 days in Central America Itinerary

11 days in Central America Itinerary

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11 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  11​h
1
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 1 day
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Roatan, Honduras
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Belize City, Belize
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Fri), stroll through Playa Conchal and then explore and take pictures at Playa Dantita. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and then kick back and relax at Playa Avellana.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tamarindo online driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tamarindo is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Tamarindo is minus 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Tamarindo at 32°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Playa Dantita
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Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Playa Santa Teresa, then stroll through Playa Hermosa, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Spas & Wellness
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Manuel Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then walk around Parque Nahomi.

Before you visit Manuel Antonio, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Nature & Wildlife Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planning website .

You can drive from Manuel Antonio to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles

1
night
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tabyana Beach. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then browse the different shops at Diamonds International.

Find out how to plan Roatan trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Roatan by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In January in Roatan, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, explore the ancient world of Altun Ha, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Belize Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belize City trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Roatan to Belize City by flight takes about 3 hours. In January in Belize City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Altun Ha, Altun Ha, The Belize Zoo
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The Belize Zoo ©
The Belize Zoo
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha
Altun Ha ©
Altun Ha

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