14 days in Central America Itinerary

14 days in Central America Itinerary

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14 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 30​min
1
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+3
bus + foot + shuttle + Fly:  9​h
4
Roatan, Honduras
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Edmonton, Canada

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Frog Pond, snap pictures at Santa Elena Skywalk, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Bat Jungle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Monteverde trip itinerary planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Monteverde is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Edmonton to Monteverde, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Monteverde Frog Pond ©
Monteverde Frog Pond

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Catedral de Ciudad Quesada in Quesada, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the natural beauty at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano, Catedral de Ciudad Quesada
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
River Rafting & Tubing
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Next up on the itinerary: see MidWorld Costa Rica, stroll through Parque Nahomi, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip app .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
You'll get in some beach time at West Bay Beach and Tabyana Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at So Tropic, and buy something for everyone on your list at Diamonds International.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Roatan trip planner .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Roatan by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. February in Roatan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
West Bay Beach ©
West Bay Beach
Zipline

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