57 days in Central America Itinerary

57 days in Central America Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
3
Hopkins, Belize
— 4 nights
4
San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
6
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
7
Uvita, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
8
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
9
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
10
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
11
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
12
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights

5
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tabyana Beach and West Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get great views at El Faro, and stroll around Gumbalimba Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Roatan itinerary planner.

London, UK to Roatan is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in March, expect Roatan to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Ray Alley and Belizean Arts. Get outdoors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Mexico Rocks, kick back and relax at Secret Beach Belize, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by 12 Belize.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro travel route planner.

Getting from Roatan to San Pedro by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in San Pedro sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up 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

Hopkins ©
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 outdoors at Laughing Bird Caye National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Studio Gallery Cayetano. Step out of Hopkins to go to Placencia and see Lola Art Studio, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, stop by Golden Gifts, and explore the gorgeous colors at Glover's Reef Marine Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hopkins trip planning site.

You can fly from San Pedro to Hopkins in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Hopkins

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Placencia, Studio Gallery Cayetano
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park ©
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Green Iguana Conservation Project and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Step out of the city life by going 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. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, Head underground at Barton Creek Cave, trot along with a tour on horseback, and steep yourself in history at Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

Discover how to plan a San Ignacio trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hopkins to San Ignacio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cayo, Belmopan
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Chollin and Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano). Take a break from the city and head to La Fortuna Waterfall and Bogarin Trail. Step out of La Fortuna de San Carlos to go to El Castillo and see Butterfly Conservatory, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour website.

Getting from San Ignacio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Uva Beach and Veragua Rainforest Park. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Cocles and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, explore the striking landscape of Cahuita National Park, get your game on at Yesland Mini Golf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Observatorio.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Uvita.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Beaches

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

Uvita ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Horseback Riding Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Uvita Beach and Playa Ventanas. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Uvita Waterfall, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store, and ride a horse along Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Uvita trip maker website.

You can drive from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Uvita in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas, Nauyaca Waterfalls Nature Park
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Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Espadilla Norte.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio itinerary builder site.

Getting from Uvita to Manuel Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Carara National Park and Off-Road Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Bambu. There's much more to do: stroll through Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding, make a trip to Mirador de Jaco, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jaco trip app.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Jaco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through 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 your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wild Sun Rescue Center, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaco to Santa Teresa by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Conchal and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visiting Playa Guiones and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. When in Tamarindo, make a side trip to see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Playa Flamingo, approximately Playa Flamingo away. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Teresa to Tamarindo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal, Kayaking & Canoeing, Playa Guiones
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Hermosa and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of the city life by going to Palo Verde National Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playas del Coco: Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft & Souvenir Ocarina). The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and browse the exhibits of Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Liberia, Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands, Palo Verde National Park, Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands ©
Hacienda El Viejo Wetlands

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