2020 - Treasures of Costa Rica & the Panama : Panama to Costa Rica

Experience a harmonious balance between conventional cruising and private yachting, along with an exciting voyage of discovery, unraveling the Pacific Ocean coast line of Costa Rica and the Panama. We will reach the Nature National Park of Manuel Antonio and the Curu Nature Reserve. Witness life in the Darrien Jungle, swim and snorkel in Coiba, Curu and Tortuga islands. Each day you will discover a new port of call, a hidden cove with crystal blue waters to cool you, and rich flora and fauna diversity to intrigue you.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday : Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
Embarkation - 15:00 - In Marina Flamenco - Welcome reception and safety drill. Late afternoon optional walking tour in old Panama City, Casco Viejo. Overnight in port.

Day 2 - Sunday : Flamenco Marina/Panama City, Panama
Morning optional excursion to explore the Gatun Lake and the Fort San Lorenzo Spanish Historical Forts. Visit the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center in Gatun and enjoy lunch there. Return to Panama city and visit the Canal Museum and watch the movements of ships in the locks. Late afternoon sailing to Playa Muerto, Darrien.

Day 3 - Monday : Playa Muerto/Darrien, Panama
Optional excursion in the Darrien National park. We reach Playa Muerto by tenders ( wet landing ) and reach an Emberra Village where we are welcomed by Emberra Indians, one of the 7 indigenous groups living in Panama. They are proud and very friendly and known for their beautiful handicrafts and well preserved traditions. We will be invited to share their lunch and dance with them. Later in the afternoon we return to the ship. Afternoon sailing to Coiba Island - Overnight at sea.

Day 4 - Tuesday : Granito de Oro/Coiba islands, Panama
Midday arrival in Granito de Oro, for swimming and snorkelling in a pristine environment. Deck BBQ and sailing to nearby Coiba Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest island in Central America. Early afternoon guided walking tour with our Ship Naturalist who will take you for a short walk up hill to discover the local forest and animal life. In the afternoon, we leave Coiba and sail to Golfito.

Day 5 - Wednesday : Gofito - Casa Orquideas - Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
We reach Golfito in the early morning for immigration procedures before continuing our sailing to nearby CASA ORQUIDEAS where we anchor. After lunch, we reach by Casa Orquideas by tender, a beautiful flowers sanctuary. Optional excursion in the grounds and time to swim at the end of the visit. We then sail into Golfito. We reach Puerto Jimenez early in the afternoon. Optional OSA PENINSULA excursion. The park is part of one of the biological corridors leading to the Corcovado National Park and offers the opportunity for a smooth walk in secondary forest and interaction with endemic animal life. Overnight at sea to Quepos.

Day 6 - Thursday : Quepos - Playa Biesanz - Curu Island, Costa Rica
Morning arrival in Quepos and transfer to the Manuel Antonio National Park, for your morning Optional Excursion, one of the highlights of the cruise. After lunch you can take one of the optional Forest Canopy excursion. Afternoon sailing to nearby Playa Biesanz. Playa Biesanz afternoon swim. (Forest Canopy tour excursion participants rejoin the ship in Playa Biesanz). Late afternoon sailing to CURU. Late evening arrival in Curu. Overnight at anchor.

Day 7 - Friday : Curu Island - Tortuga Island, Costa Rica
Morning optional walking excursion in the Curu Nature Reserve with the local Rangers and our ship Naturalist. Late in the morning we rejoin the ship for a short sailing to Tortuga Island. We arrive in Tortuga Island at noon for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of this paradise island before joining in for our Beach BBQ. Tropical Farewell evening with dinner and party. Overnight at anchor.

Day 8 - Saturday : Tortuga Island - Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
Morning sailing to Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica. Disembarkation 8 to 9.30 am after breakfast

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Offer valid through 12/31/2019
8 Days
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Day 1Panama City  
Day 2Panama City  
Day 3Playa Muerto  
Day 4Granito de Oro  
Day 5Puerto Jimenez  
Day 6Curu Island  
Day 7Tortuga Island  
Day 8Puerto Caldera  

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