57 days in Central America Itinerary

57 days in Central America Itinerary

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57 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h
3
Hopkins, Belize
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
+4
Bus + Shuttle + Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  11​h 30​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Uvita, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Ferry + Bus:  2​h 15​min
10
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
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 Tabyana Beach and Shark Diving. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through West Bay Beach, stop by Karma Jewelry Design, and enjoy breathtaking views from El Faro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan planning app .

London, UK to Roatan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Roatan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in March, expect Roatan to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Get in touch with nature at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Secret Beach Belize. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Ray Alley and Belizean Arts. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at 12 Belize.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Pedro online trip maker .

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hopkins.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Mexico Rocks ©
Mexico Rocks

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Glover's Reef Marine Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Studio Gallery Cayetano and Lola Art Studio. When in Hopkins, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Placencia, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Golden Gifts, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hopkins online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Hopkins in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Hopkins can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Placencia, Studio Gallery Cayetano
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Horseback Riding Tours
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve ©
Glover's Reef Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

San Ignacio ©
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.
Get outdoors at ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of San Ignacio to go to Belmopan and see Blue Hole National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave, contemplate the long history of Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Iguana Conservation Project.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Ignacio planner .

Traveling by car from Hopkins to San Ignacio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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.
ChocoMuseo La Fortuna and Onirica Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Butterfly Conservatory and Bogarin Trail. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get impressive views of Arenal Volcano, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Rio Chollin.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos journey planner .

Explore your travel options from San Ignacio to La Fortuna de San Carlos with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Punta Uva Beach and Playa Cocles. Step out of the city life by going to Veragua Rainforest Park and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. The adventure continues: stroll through Nature Observatorio, explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge your taste buds at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca driving holiday site .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cahuita, Veragua Rainforest Park, Nature Observatorio
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Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

4
nights
Uvita, Costa Rica

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.
Get outdoors at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Ventanas and Uvita Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stop by Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uvita holiday tool .

Drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Biesanz and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Espadilla Norte. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see Off-Road Tours, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Quepos
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Jaco, Costa Rica

A seaside resort town with plenty of entertaining distractions along its attractive coastline, Jaco has long been a major tourist destination on the central Pacific coast.
Get some cultural insight at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and Bambu. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, ride a horse along Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, and don't miss a visit to Mirador de Jaco.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jaco trip site .

Getting from Manuel Antonio to Jaco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, Carara National Park
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Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa, take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Sun Rescue Center, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Hermosa.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Teresa journey planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Jaco to Santa Teresa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Montezuma
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Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and Playa Conchal. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Avellana and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from Tamarindo with a short trip to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Playa Flamingo, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get interesting insight from Tours, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, and look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tamarindo tour app .

Traveling by car from Santa Teresa to Tamarindo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), Kayaking & Canoeing, Playa Conchal
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana

4
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Playas del Coco ©
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 Playa Hermosa and Llanos de Cortez Waterfall. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playas del Coco: Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft & Souvenir Ocarina). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and explore the galleries of Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Playas del Coco day trip website .

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Liberia, Playa Hermosa, Palo Verde National Park
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

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