60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27 h
1
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
4
Uvita, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Jaco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
8
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
9
Belize City, Belize
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2 h
10
San Ignacio, Belize
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Drive + Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
San Pedro, Belize
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts and Costa Rica'n Art Craft are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Shark Diving and Playa Hermosa will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playas del Coco: Nahua (in Liberia) and Sensoria Land of Senses (in Rincon de La Vieja). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Palo Verde National Park. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Nacascolo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rincon de La Vieja National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Playas del Coco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Playas del Coco is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Playas del Coco due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Liberia, Province of Guanacaste, Playa Nacascolo, Sensoria Land of Senses, Playa Hermosa
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Conchal and Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones). Step out of the city life by going to Playa Avellana and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Tamarindo with an excursion to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours in Playa Flamingo--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Buena Nena, take a memorable tour with Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Visit Playa Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa for some beach relaxation. Visiting Montezuma Falls and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Teresa side-trips: Montezuma (Spas & Wellness & Horseback Riding Tours). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Carmen, stroll through Wild Sun Rescue Center, and explore the galleries of Bri'ah Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Teresa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uvita.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge and Playa Ventanas. Change things up with these side-trips from Uvita: Kokopelli (in Sierpe) and Osa Santuario de Animales (in Ciudad Cortes). There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uvita Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uvita online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Santa Teresa to Uvita takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Uvita

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Dominical, Playa Ventanas, Osa Santuario de Animales, Kokopelli
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Horseback Riding Tours
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Espadilla Norte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Biesanz and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the striking landscape of Manuel Antonio National Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Uvita to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jaco.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Quepos
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz

5
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding. Go for a jaunt from Jaco to Parrita to see Palo Seco Beach about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get great views at Mirador de Jaco, see Off-Road Tours, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jaco online route planner .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Jaco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palo Seco Beach, Carara National Park, Vista Los Suenos Horseback Riding
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 3:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Carara National Park ©
Carara National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paradise Hot Springs and Butterfly Conservatory. Take a break from the city and head to Tabacon Hot Springs and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Poas Volcano (in Poas Volcano National Park) and Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park (in La Virgen). There's still lots to do: hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, stroll through Costa Rica Dog Rescue & Adoption, explore the fascinating underground world of Venado Caves, and contemplate the geological forces at Arenal Volcano.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Jaco to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory, Poas Volcano, Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park ©

6
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Visiting Tabyana Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Sandy Bay Beach and Little French Key. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Waves of Art, examine the collection at Roatan Underwater Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Roatan visit planning app .

Getting from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Roatan by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Belize City.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Belize City, Belize

Belize City ©
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef). Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Belize, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument, and explore the ancient world of Altun Ha.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City route maker app .

Fly from Roatan to Belize City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Belize City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Belize District, Fishing Charters & Tours, Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 22:
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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve ©
Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mesoamerican Reef (Belize Barrier Reef) ©

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 in touch with nature at Green Iguana Conservation Project and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore San Ignacio's surroundings by going to Belmopan (River Rafting & Tubing & Blue Hole National Park). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse the exhibits of Cappello's Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, and explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Ignacio travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Belize City to San Ignacio by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Belmopan, Cayo, Tanah Mayan Art Museum
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 27:
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ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
The Gallery of San Pedro and Red Flower Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Ray Alley and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from San Pedro: Caye Caulker (The Estuary of Caye Caulker & Turneffe Reef). Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in San Pedro can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Caye Caulker, Ambergris Caye
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley

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