37 days in Central America Itinerary

37 days in Central America Itinerary

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37 days in Central America Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  27​h
1
San Ignacio, Belize
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Pedro, Belize
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Roatan, Honduras
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
ferry:  4​h
7
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

3
nights
San Ignacio, Belize

The cultural hub of the district, San Ignacio neatly blends tourism and tradition, expats and indigenous peoples into a convincingly authentic, but modern and welcoming inland town.
Get outdoors at Actun Tunichil Muknal and Horseback Riding Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Green Iguana Conservation Project and Kaj Expressions. On the 13th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of MayaWalk Tours and delve into the distant past at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Ignacio trip itinerary planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to San Ignacio is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tel Aviv to San Ignacio, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal
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Zipline
ATM Cave Belize- Actun Tunichil Muknal ©
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro ©
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Ray Alley and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of the city life by going to Secret Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Belizean Arts, look for gifts at Belize Chocolate Company, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Ignacio to San Pedro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in San Pedro sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Roatan.

Things to do in San Pedro

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
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Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Secret Beach Belize ©
Secret Beach Belize
Spas

4
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Tabyana Beach. There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, buy something for everyone on your list at Diamonds International, admire the natural beauty at Carambola Gardens, and contemplate the waterfront views at Half Moon Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Roatan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Roatan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tabyana Beach ©
Tabyana Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Chiquita and Playa Cocles. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature Observatorio and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to go to Puerto Limon and see Veragua Rainforest Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Punta Uva Beach and view the masterpieces at Luluberlu Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip site .

Getting from Roatan to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Nature Observatorio, Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens, Veragua Rainforest Park
Highlights from your plan
Playa Cocles ©
Playa Cocles
Punta Uva Beach ©
Punta Uva Beach
Nature Observatorio ©
Nature Observatorio

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Butterfly Conservatory. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Proyecto Asis. When in La Fortuna de San Carlos, make a side trip to see Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Arenal Natura Ecological Park, snap pictures at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, witness a stunning natural landmark at Paradise Hot Springs, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Rio Celeste, Butterfly Conservatory
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arenal Natura Ecological Park ©
Arenal Natura Ecological Park
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Biesanz and Uvita Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Uvita Waterfall in Uvita (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at The Captain's Booty, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manuel Antonio trip maker tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Uvita, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
Uvita Beach ©
Uvita Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Teresa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Hermosa, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic scenery at Montezuma Falls, and then view the masterpieces at Bri'ah Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Teresa trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Manuel Antonio to Santa Teresa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Montezuma
Highlights from your plan
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samara Beach, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then identify plant and animal life at Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones), and then take in the exciting artwork at Koss Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Playa Samara road trip tool .

Drive from Santa Teresa to Playa Samara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Nosara, Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project
Highlights from your plan
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary ©
SIBU Wildlife Sanctuary
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) ©
Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones)
Horseback Riding 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa Conchal. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Playa Avellana. Saddle up on the 11th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's lots more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Pura Aventura, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Volcano Brewing Company, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tamarindo itinerary builder website .

Getting from Playa Samara to Tamarindo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Playas del Coco.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Playa Flamingo, Playa Conchal
Highlights from your plan
Playa Avellana ©
Playa Avellana
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Playa Hermosa. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and The Monkey Farm. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Playas del Coco: Llanos de Cortez Waterfall (in Area de Conservacion Guanacaste) and Crystal Vibrations (in Playa Potrero). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco, and get a taste of the local shopping with Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Playas del Coco day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tamarindo to Playas del Coco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Crystal Vibrations, Playa Hermosa, The Monkey Farm
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
River Rafting & Tubing

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