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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Playa Samara, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h
5
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Monteverde, Costa Rica
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
9
Panama City, Panama
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
10
Roatan, Honduras
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
San Pedro, Belize
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + bus:  3​h 15​min
12
San Ignacio, Belize
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and River Rafting & Tubing. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Hermosa and Playa Nacascolo. Change things up with these side-trips from Playas del Coco: Liberia (Costa Rica'n Art Craft & Nahua). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catolica de Playas del Coco, shop like a local with Rojas Bros Boruca Indigenous Arts, and get impressive views of Rincon de La Vieja National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Playas del Coco day trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Playas del Coco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Playas del Coco is minus 8 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tamarindo.

Things to do in Playas del Coco

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Liberia, Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Playa Hermosa, Playa Nacascolo
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa
Spas

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Avellana and Playa Conchal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kingpin Sportfishing. Step out of Tamarindo to go to Playa Flamingo and see Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, let the kids burn off some steam at Nanny Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tamarindo Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tamarindo day trip planner.

You can drive from Playas del Coco to Tamarindo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Playa Samara.

Things to do in Tamarindo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nosara Beach (Playa Guiones) and Barrigona Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Macaw Recovery Network - Formerly The Ara Project. Explore Playa Samara's surroundings by going to Nosara (MAEL's ABSTRACT ART GALLERY, Nosara Refuge for Wildlife, & more). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Belen Waterfall, and kick back and relax at Samara Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Playa Samara itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tamarindo to Playa Samara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Teresa.

Things to do in Playa Samara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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)
Barrigona Beach ©
Barrigona Beach

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Santa Teresa, then view the masterpieces at Bri'ah Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Playa Hermosa.

Find out how to plan Santa Teresa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Playa Samara to Santa Teresa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Teresa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Santa Teresa ©
Playa Santa Teresa
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Biesanz and Playa Manuel Antonio. Step off the beaten path and head to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Uvita Beach. Step out of Manuel Antonio to go to Parrita and see Rainmaker Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, walk around Parque Nahomi, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manuel Antonio trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monteverde.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Quepos, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, Uvita Beach, Rainmaker Park
Highlights from your plan
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Playa Biesanz ©
Playa Biesanz
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monteverde: Puntarenas (Guacimal River Bridge 2 & Zipline) and La Reserva Forest Reserve (in Tilaran). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), look for all kinds of wild species at Curi Cancha Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Alas y Raices, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monteverde tour planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to Monteverde takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Monteverde

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puntarenas, La Reserva Forest Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Curi Cancha Reserve ©
Curi Cancha Reserve
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena ©
Reserva Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena
Spas

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Butterfly Conservatory and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Rio Celeste in Tenorio Volcano National Park (about 1h 40 min away). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at Tabacon Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at La Fortuna Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano Rain Forest Reserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arenal.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online journey planner .

You can drive from Monteverde to La Fortuna de San Carlos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park, Butterfly Conservatory, Rio Celeste
Highlights from your plan
La Fortuna Waterfall ©
La Fortuna Waterfall
Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Cocles and Punta Uva Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Nature Observatorio and Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens. Step out of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca with an excursion to Veragua Rainforest Park in Puerto Limon--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Chiquita, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Luluberlu Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Cho.co.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca route 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 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Panama City.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Panama City, Panama

Panama City ©
Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gatun Lake and Biomuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City: Gatun Locks (in Colon) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Portobelo). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Soberania. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Casco Viejo, explore the striking landscape of Metropolitan National Park, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Panama City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca to Panama City due to the time zone difference. In December in Panama City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Roatan.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Gatun Locks, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Punta Culebra Nature Center ©
Punta Culebra Nature Center

6
nights
Roatan, Honduras

Roatan ©
The largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan is the most developed and the most popular among its neighbors.
Visit Tabyana Beach and Little French Key for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Flamingo Cultural Center. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Gumbalimba Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shawn Jackson Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Roatan trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Roatan takes 8 hours. Traveling from Panama City to Roatan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City in December, Roatan is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Roatan

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Shark Ray Alley. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Belizean Arts, and stop by Belize Chocolate Company.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Roatan to San Pedro takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ambergris Caye
Highlights from your plan
Hol Chan Marine Reserve ©
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
Shark Ray Alley ©
Shark Ray Alley
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Green Iguana Conservation Project and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Ignacio: Rio On Pools (in Augustine) and The Belize Zoo (in La Democracia). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, delve into the distant past at Xunantunich, explore the world behind art at Tanah Mayan Art Museum, and view the masterpieces at Cappello's Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Pedro to San Ignacio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Belize Zoo, Rio On Pools, Tanah Mayan Art Museum, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum ©
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum
Horseback Riding Tours

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