Roundtrip Costa Rica Cruise

Clownfish spotted on snorkeling trip
Enjoy a blissful snorkeling trip.
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A brightly colored toucan in the forest
Mary Jo Gilsdorf
Sunset at Quepos, Costa Rica.
Stephen Smith
Tranquilo Bay indeed...
Relax in the salon aboard the Tere Moana.
Enjoy a massage in the spa aboard Tere Moana.
The majesty of nature and the wonders of ancient civilizations are on display on this voyage through tropical Central America. In Panama, visit Chiriquí Gulf National Marine Park with its amazing wildlife and beautiful beaches. Then, explore the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse and environmentally responsible nations on Earth. Golfito Wildlife Refuge, Corcovado National Park, Isla del Caño, Manuel Antonio National Park, and Curú Wildlife Reserve are all within reach as the deluxe Tere Moana makes its leisurely way up the coast. You’ll also have a chance to meet the exuberant Ticos who call this land home and explore ancient artifacts on a Central America small ship cruise itinerary that celebrates the beauty and diversity of life.

Day 1

    Embark in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    You'll experience Puerto Caldera, a small port town on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, and enjoy time to get settled into your stateroom before the ship casts off this evening for your Costa Rica cruise.

    Day 2

      At Sea

      Today is at leisure to experience the amenities of Tere Moana. Enjoy a massage at the luxurious spa. Take a dip in the pool. Or simply relax in a deck chair and bask in the warm sun.

      Day 3

        Isla Gamez, Panama

        In Chiriquí Gulf National Marine Park, a marine park in the Caribbean Sea near the Costa Rican border, lies Isla Gamez, an uninhabited island that serves as a protected refuge for leatherback and hawksbill turtles, tiger herons, whitetip sharks, howler monkeys, and colorful tropical fish. Your port call here gives you an opportunity to marvel at this amazing wildlife by land and sea. Or relax on beautiful beaches whose turquoise waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

        Day 4

          Golfito, Costa Rica

          Literally “Little Bay,” this small port town is located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near the border of Panama. Admire the excellent beaches set against the backdrop of the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Golfito (Golfito Wildlife Refuge), part of Costa Rica’s national parks system, featuring steep hills carpeted with pristine rainforest. Or take advantage of the sportfishing and duty-free shopping for which Golfito is renowned.

          Day 5

            Isla del Cano (Drake Bay), Costa Rica

            Located on the northern side of Osa Peninsula, home of Corcovado National Park — Costa Rica’s largest national park and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth — Drake Bay also gives you easy access to Isla del Caño, an uninhabited island whose coral beds offer superb snorkeling. You can also view stone spheres and other artifacts left by an ancient civilization dating to the pre-Columbian era.

            Day 6

              Quepos, Costa Rica

              Set on an inlet surrounded by tropical rain forest, this Costa Rican village was home to the Quepo Indians until the mid-1700s. Today, it is an ecotourism and sportfishing mecca. Enjoy the high-spirited, friendly locals, who celebrate life with dancing in the streets and frequent festivals and other events. Explore the village center, a charming, compact area brimming with shops, galleries, restaurants, and bakeries set on the beach. Or venture the short distance to Manuel Antonio National Park—the country’s smallest park, yet one of the most biodiverse places in the world, with beautiful rain forests, beaches, and coral reefs.

              Day 7

                Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica / Curu Wildlife Reserve

                Literally “Turtle Island,” Isla Tortuga, off the southern tip of Nicoya Peninsula, is home to wildlife reserves and refuges, with plenty of walking trails. As you cruise here, you might spot manta rays, pilot whales, or whale sharks. Then, come ashore to enjoy white-sand beaches shaded by coconut palms and perhaps go swimming or embark on a glass-bottom boat ride on emerald waters. Snorkelers can search for stingrays, angel fish, spinner dolphins, octopus, and sharks, while divers can explore the shipwrecks that have become havens for a variety of marine life.

                In the afternoon, Tere Moana sails to Curú Wildlife Reserve, a privately owned wildlife reserve on Nicoya Peninsula. The park is pioneering in its combination of protected wildlife reserve and sustainable, low-impact agriculture. Among the animals you might see in the wild here are white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, collared peccary, coati, coyotes, iguanas, and hundreds of species of tropical and migratory birds. Curú also boasts one of the most beautiful beaches on Nicoya Peninsula.

                Day 8

                  Disembark in Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

                  Your voyage ends where it began, in the port town of Puerto Caldera. Enjoy breakfast aboard before disembarking for your return flight home.
                   C - Window StateroomB - Window StateroomA - Balcony Stateroom
                  2014-Dec-20
                  2014-Dec-27
                  $3,945$4,345$5,595
                  - Please note: Cruise fare does not include optional shore excursions, available to purchase an additional fees.
                  - Cruise fuel surcharges may apply.
                  - Rates are posted as double occupancy, and single supplements are available at 100%.
                  - Optional hotel stays and land programs are available, please contact us for details.
                  Additional Fees:
                  Port, security and handling charges are additional per person. Cruise ship fuel surcharge may apply.
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                  Central America, Panama, Costa Rica, Quepos, Puerto Caldera, Bahia Drake, Golfito, Isla Tortuga, Isla Gamez, Isla del Cano
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