60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central America itinerary planner

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Panama City, Panama
— 4 nights
Fly
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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Bus to Malpais, Ferry to Jaco
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Jaco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Bus to San Jose Terminal MEPE, Fly to Roatan
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Fly to Belmopan, Drive to Cayo
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Cayo, Belize
— 6 nights
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Drive to Cayo District, Shuttle to Belize City Goldson Intl Apt, Fly to Amsterdam

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Panama City, Panama

— 4 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Shop till you drop at Multiplaza Pacific and PTYlocal. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casco Viejo and Avenida Balboa. Step out of Panama City to go to Colon and see Gatun Locks, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, see the interesting displays at Biomuseo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Carmen, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Panama City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Panama City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Panama City to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

— 4 nights

Coco Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Palo Verde National Park. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Hermosa and Playa Dantita. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja and view the masterpieces at Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Panama City to Playas del Coco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Panama City to Playas del Coco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
Surfing remains the main reason to take a trip to Tamarindo, as the beachside town is mostly known for its excellent waves.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa and Diamante Boutique. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Conchal and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Playa Mina (in Playa Conchal) and San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo). Saddle up on the 14th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Avellana, stop by Dolores Shop, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tamarindo road trip tool.

Getting from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

— 4 nights
A beach town with just enough development to be comfortable for families accustomed to the trappings of modern life, Playa Samara has the resorts you'd expect to find in such a scenic area, but they don't hinder the relaxing atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Samara Beach and Playa Garza. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Guiones and Barrigona Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Samara: Nosara (Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary & Nativa Gallery) and Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Playa Carrillo, browse the exhibits of Koss Art Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Carrillo.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Samara trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

— 2 nights
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 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Carmen, take a pleasant ride with Tokpela, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Teresa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Jaco.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Jaco, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jaco Beach and Tico Pod Art House & Gifts. Visit Playa Blanca and Playa Bejuco for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the sheer force of Pura Vida Gardens and Waterfalls, stop by Fruity Monkey Poop, and get lost in a book at Jaco Library and Learning Center.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jaco travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Santa Teresa to Jaco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Jaco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

— 5 nights
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Manuel Antonio and Playa Biesanz. Venture out of the city with trips to Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (in Dominical) and Uvita Beach (in Uvita). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Jaco to Manuel Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

— 6 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rio Celeste and Rio Chollin. Visiting La Fortuna Waterfall and Tabacon Hot Springs will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from La Fortuna de San Carlos to El Castillo to see Butterfly Conservatory about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arenal Volcano, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for La Fortuna de San Carlos using our trip planner.

Getting from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

— 5 nights

Walaba

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.
Visit Playa Puerto Viejo and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Punta Uva and Veragua Rainforest Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through La Ceiba, and kick back and relax at Playa Cocles.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary website.

Drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Roatan, Honduras

— 5 nights
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
For shopping fun, head to Karma Jewelry Design or Shawn Jackson Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Sandy Bay Beach, shop like a local with Roatan Rum Company, and head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Roatan day trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Roatan in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Roatan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 16:

San Pedro, Belize

— 6 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Belize Chocolate Company and Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Ray Alley and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the gorgeous colors at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Pedro trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in San Pedro are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

Cayo, Belize

— 6 nights
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Visiting Green Iguana Conservation Project and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Barton Creek Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayo: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Half Moon Caye National Monument (in Glovers Reef Atoll). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Caracol, tour in harmony with nature at MayaWalk Tours, delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech, and delve into the lush surroundings at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cayo trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Cayo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In April, daily temperatures in Cayo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 28: