31 days in Central America Itinerary

31 days in Central America Itinerary

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San Pedro, Belize
— 2 nights
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Roatan, Honduras
— 5 nights
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Leon, Nicaragua
— 2 nights
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
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Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 6 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then stroll through Mexico Rocks. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, and then view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Pedro holiday planning app.

Toronto, Canada to San Pedro is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to San Pedro due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in January, expect San Pedro to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Tours

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Spas
4.5
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Shark Ray Alley
4.5

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Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tabyana Beach and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences - Anthony's Key Resort. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in panoramic vistas at El Faro, browse the exhibits of Shawn Jackson Gallery, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Roatan day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Leon.

Things to do in Roatan

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Tabyana Beach
4.2
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Shark Diving
Shark Diving
4.1

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Leon, Nicaragua

Leon ©
A cultured and storied city, Leon attracts guests from all over the world, drawn to the second city's style, thriving intellectual life, and liveliness.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Fundacion Ortiz-Gurdian and then contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Negro Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Las Penitas and then visit Catedral de la Asunción.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Leon trip builder.

Getting from Roatan to Leon by combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Roatan in January, you will find days in Leon are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Leon

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches
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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.
Visiting Playa Guiones and Playa Hermosa will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Tamarindo side-trips: Belen Waterfall (in Playa Samara), Playas del Coco (Lis Umana Beachwear & Shark Diving) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Playa Flamingo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Avellana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo itinerary planner.

Getting from Leon to Tamarindo by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

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Playa Avellana
4.5
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Playa Guiones
4.6

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa, then browse the exhibits of Bri'ah Art Gallery, and then stroll through Playa Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Santa Teresa and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Teresa travel planner.

Drive from Tamarindo to Santa Teresa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Playa Hermosa
4.3
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Playa Carmen
4.4

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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.
Visiting Playa Biesanz and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Manuel Antonio side-trips: Jaco (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Horseback Riding Tours). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at The Captain's Booty, and stroll around Parque Nahomi.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manuel Antonio online trip itinerary maker.

Ride a ferry from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Playa Biesanz
4.4
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Uvita Beach
4.4

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Wood & Art Gallery and Onirica Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Rio Chollin and Butterfly Conservatory. When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park in La Virgen, approximately La Virgen away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Senderos Los Tucanes, and get impressive views of Cerro Chato (Chato Volcano).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planner.

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 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca ©

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.
Get outdoors at Punta Uva Beach and Nature Observatorio. Relax by the water at Playa Cocles and La Feria Legendaria de Playa Chiquita. When in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, make a side trip to see Veragua Rainforest Park in Puerto Limon, approximately Puerto Limon away. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Ceiba, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip maker tool.

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 taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Punta Uva Beach
4.7
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Playa Cocles
4.5

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