8 days in Central America Itinerary

8 days in Central America Itinerary

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8 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque, United States
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Panama City, Panama
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Albuquerque, United States

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): experience rural life at Finca Loma Verde and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tabacon Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then browse the exhibits of Galeria Estudio, then explore the galleries of Onirica Art Gallery, and finally expand your horizons at ChocoMuseo La Fortuna.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip itinerary planning site.

Albuquerque, USA to La Fortuna de San Carlos is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to La Fortuna de San Carlos due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Spas
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River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Playa Manuel Antonio.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planning app.

Traveling by car from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Manuel Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama and then wander the streets of Casco Viejo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) and then don't miss a visit to Panama Canal.

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Fly from Manuel Antonio to Panama City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manuel Antonio to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Panama Canal ©
Panama Canal
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) ©

2
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
On the 3rd (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then see the vivid underwater world at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Pedro tour app.

Fly from Panama City to San Pedro in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City to San Pedro. In July in San Pedro, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Pedro

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Spas & Wellness
Caye Coffee Roasting Co. ©
Caye Coffee Roasting Co.

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