60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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Fly
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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 Schiphol

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Panama City, Panama

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 Iglesia del Carmen. 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, get outside with Ancon Hill, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida Balboa.

Plan trip to Panama City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Panama City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in March; daily highs in Panama City reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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 Rincon de La Vieja National Park 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 4.5 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

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dolores Shop and Diamante Boutique. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Conchal and Playa Avellana. Change things up with these side-trips from Tamarindo: Playa Mina (in Playa Conchal), Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Playa Flamingo) and San Juanillo Beach (in San Juanillo). Saddle up on the 14th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa, and wander the wide-open spaces of Pura Aventura.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tamarindo online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

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Playa Samara, Costa Rica

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 Sibu Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Samara: Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure) and Nativa Gallery (in Nosara). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Buena Vista, kick back and relax at Barrigona Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Koss Art Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Playa Samara trip maker site.

Drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to 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:

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jaco Beach and Carara National Park. Do your shopping at Tico Pod Art House & Gifts and Fruity Monkey Poop. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Bejuco in Esterillos Este (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mantas, and stroll through Playa Blanca.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jaco trip 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

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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Manuel Antonio and Uvita Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dominical (Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store & Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Biesanz, 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:

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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 Paradise 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: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, 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:

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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 Puerto Viejo Beach and Punta Uva Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Veragua Rainforest Park and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. There's much more to do: browse the fresh offerings at La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through La Ceiba, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cocles.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip itinerary planning app.

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. Cap off 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

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Roatan, Honduras

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 Shark Diving. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort, walk around Gumbalimba Park, stop by Roatan Rum Company, and kick your exploration up a notch at Sol y Mar Beach Club Roatan.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Roatan in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Roatan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

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

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San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Take a break from the city and head to Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Ray Alley and Belize Chocolate Company. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Belizean Breezes Soap Co. and More, stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro travel route planning app.

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. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Cayo.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 22:

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Cayo, Belize

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 MayaWalk Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayo: The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia) and Half Moon Caye National Monument (in Glovers Reef Atoll). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Caracol, explore the fascinating underground world of Barton Creek Cave, stop by The Orange Gallery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cayo route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Pedro to Cayo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows 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

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