60 days in Central America Itinerary

60 days in Central America Itinerary

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60 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  10​h
9
Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Caye Caulker, Belize
— 4 nights
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Cayo, Belize
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

5
nights
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Hermosa and Prieta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco and Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Iguanita (in Iguanita) and Playa Dantita (in Las Catalinas). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Playa Nacascolo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Playas del Coco planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Playas del Coco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Playa Hermosa, Playa Iguanita, Playa Dantita, Prieta Beach
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Shark Diving
River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Avellana and Playa Conchal. You'll get in some beach time at San Juanillo Beach and Tamarindo Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Mina (in Playa Conchal) and Playa Flamingo (Adrenaline & Extreme Tours & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Organic Products by Coco Beauty Spa.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tamarindo route planner.

Traveling by car from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo, San Juanillo Beach
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Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Playa Conchal ©
Playa Conchal
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Hermosa and Costa Rica Color. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Santa Teresa and Montezuma Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Refugio Nacional Mixto de Vida Silvestre Romelia in Montezuma (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, shop like a local with Bri'ah Art Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Wild Sun Rescue Center.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Teresa trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Montezuma, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa

5
nights
Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Playa Corozalito and Puerto Carrillo. Venture out of the city with trips to Jungle Butterfly Farm (in Nandayure), Playa Garza (in Garza) and Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project (in Punta Islita). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Carrillo, identify plant and animal life at dondeJavitours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Buena Vista, and take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa Samara online route builder .

Traveling by car from Santa Teresa to Playa Samara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Carrillo, Puerto Carrillo, Jungle Butterfly Farm, Playa Corozalito, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project
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Samara Beach ©
Samara Beach
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Horseback Riding Tours

6
nights
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde ©
Monteverde is all about natural attractions, not surprising for an eco-tourism hotspot known for its cloud forests and rich diversity of animal life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and Monteverde Wild Hikes. Get outdoors at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and Piedra de Fuego. Explore Monteverde's surroundings by going to Sustainability Demonstration Center (in Guacimal) and Zipline (in Puntarenas). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aguti Monteverde - Wildlife Reserve, stop by Souvenir Rosewood-Info Center, view the masterpieces at Alas y Raices, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monteverde online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Playa Samara to Monteverde takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sustainability Demonstration Center, Zipline, Piedra de Fuego
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Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Zipline

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Biesanz and Uvita Beach. Get outdoors at Playa Manuel Antonio and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Manuel Antonio, make a side trip to see Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Dominical, approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 28th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Parque Nahomi, and take in the exciting artwork at The Captain's Booty.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manuel Antonio tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Uvita Beach, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

6
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.
Wood & Art Gallery and Onirica Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Fortuna de San Carlos: Rio Celeste (in Tenorio Volcano National Park) and Butterfly Conservatory (in El Castillo). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in nature's colorful creations at Arenal Natura Ecological Park, explore the activities along Lake Arenal, and look for all kinds of wild species at Proyecto Asis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste, Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal)
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Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Uva Beach and Playa Chiquita. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Cocles and Redfrogteam Biological Station. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, get your game on at Yesland Mini Golf, look for gifts at Cho.co, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca online itinerary planner .

You can drive from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Cahuita, Redfrogteam Biological Station
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Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Playa Chiquita ©
Playa Chiquita

5
nights
Roatan, Honduras

The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Little French Key. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tabyana Beach and West Bay Beach. Spend the 13th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the resident critters at Manawakie Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Roatan Island Brewing Co..

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Roatan tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Roatan in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Roatan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

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

6
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Mexico Rocks. Get some cultural insight at Belizean Arts and The Gallery of San Pedro. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and head outdoors with Rum Punch II.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro travel route planner.

Fly from Roatan to San Pedro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caye Caulker.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

4
nights
Caye Caulker, Belize

At just under 8 km (5 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide, the limestone coral island of Caye Caulker offers a small but perfectly formed getaway 32 km (20 mi) offshore from Belize City.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Ray Alley and Turneffe Reef. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aria Kat Art and Red Flower Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Caye Caulker to Belize City to see River Rafting & Tubing about 1h 40 min away. Spend a day of island exploring on the 22nd (Fri) at Caye Caulker. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Estuary of Caye Caulker, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Caye Caulker day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from San Pedro to Caye Caulker in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo.

Things to do in Caye Caulker

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Shark Ray Alley, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Turneffe Reef ©
Turneffe Reef
Caye Caulker ©
Caye Caulker

5
nights
Cayo, Belize

Cayo ©
Holidays in Cayo offer adventure and history in equal measure, with a wealth of ancient sites and unspoiled environment to explore.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Caracol and Tanah Mayan Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Green Iguana Conservation Project and Belize Raptor Center. Change things up with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia (about 1h 50 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with MayaWalk Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Rio Frio Cave, shop like a local with Sak Tunich Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Xunantunich.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cayo trip planner .

Getting from Caye Caulker to Cayo by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and car. November in Cayo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Belize Zoo
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Green Iguana Conservation Project ©
Green Iguana Conservation Project
Caracol ©
Caracol
MayaWalk Tours ©
MayaWalk Tours

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