The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches

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The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches - G Adventures
The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches - G Adventures
5 reviews
San Jose
Playa del Carmen


Start in San Jose and end in Playa del Carmen! With the in-depth cultural tour The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches, you have a 33 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 15 other destinations in Latin America. The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Lodge, Guesthouse
Max Group Size
Boat, Local Transport, Ferry
Physical Rating
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: San José
  2. Day 2: San José/La Fortuna
  3. Day 3: La Fortuna
  4. Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde
  5. Day 5: Monteverde
  6. Day 6: Monteverde/Isla de Ometepe (1D)
  7. Day 7: Isla de Ometepe (1B, 1D)
  8. Day 8: Isla de Ometepe/Granada (1B)
  9. Day 9: Granada
  10. Day 10: Granada/Poneloya
  11. Day 11: Poneloya
  12. Day 12: Poneloya/Cerro Verde
  13. Day 13: Cerro Verde
  14. Day 14: Cerro Verde/Suchitoto
  15. Day 15: Suchitoto/Copán
  16. Day 16: Copán
  17. Day 17: Copán/Antigua Guatemala
  18. Day 18: Antigua Guatemala
  19. Day 19: Antigua Guatemala
  20. Day 20: Antigua Guatemala/San Juan La Laguna (1D)
  21. Day 21: San Juan La Laguna/Panajachel
  22. Day 22: Panajachel/Rio Dulce
  23. Day 23: Rio Dulce
  24. Day 24: Rio Dulce/Flores
  25. Day 25: Flores/San Ignacio
  26. Day 26: San Ignacio
  27. Day 27: San Ignacio/Caye Caulker
  28. Days 28-29: Caye Caulker
  29. Day 30: Caye Caulker/Mahahual
  30. Day 31: Mahahual
  31. Day 32: Mahahual/Playa del Carmen
  32. Day 33: Playa del Carmen

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

5 Reviews

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  • DT
    Written on August 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Easily one of the best months ever would highly recommend this tour

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  • The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches reviewer 2
    Written on May 31, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The first half of this tour is for getting the blood pumping and the second half is for relaxing. This can be the wrong way around for some people, so consider how you want to start. It is a composite of two tours so you will swap a lot of group members, as... Read more

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  • B
    Written on February 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Guide was amazing and had a fabulous time. 110% recommend for everyone

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  • The Best of Central America: Ruins & Remote Beaches reviewer 4
    Written on November 1, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip! I loved finishing up the tour with 6 nights along the coast. Big thumbs up for the ziplining in Monteverde, Costa Rica and flying over the Blue Hole in Caye Caulker, Belize. Guides were great and I actually liked the fact it was split into... Read more

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  • MM
    Written on April 21, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide was Juan Carlos. He was beyond my expectation of a tour guide. He was exceptional. Knowledgeable, attentive, personality plus, made you feel part of the land and the people. Transportation was part of the experience of Central America, just right... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • Do I need to get any vaccinations before joining this tour?

    In regards to vaccinations, as each traveller is different we recommend contacting your local doctor or travel doctor for the most up to date vaccination travel information before your departure.

  • Where and when does the tour start?

    The tour starts in San José, upon your arrival at your accommodation. You have the rest of the day to explore and settle in before the important welcome meeting at 6 pm, where you can get to know your fellow travellers and tour guide.

    The joining point for this tour currently is the Boutique Hotel Casa Las Orquideas, however please be aware that this is subject to change. Your specific joining point and accommodation details will be listed in your final tour documents, which are released 2 - 4 weeks prior to departure.

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About the countries

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Costa Rica
El Salvador and Belize

Plugs & Adapters

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Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Recommended for Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. Ideally 3 months before travel.


San Jose is the starting point and Playa del Carmen is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,189 km.
  • San Jose (Costa Rica)
  • 86 km
  • La Fortuna (Costa Rica)
  • 29 km
  • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
  • 222 km
  • Granada (Nicaragua)
  • 453 km
  • Parque Nacional Cerro Verde (El Salvador)
  • 69 km
  • Suchitoto (El Salvador)
  • 103 km
  • Copan Ruinas (Honduras)
  • 173 km
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • 62 km
  • San Juan La Laguna (Guatemala)
  • 15 km
  • Panajachel (Guatemala)
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