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Baja and Costa Rica Discovery

San Diego to San Jose - Example 14 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
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Board the Scenic Eclipse for an amazing voyage to explore the wonders of Latin America. Mexico and Costa Rica await as you set sail from the Gulf of California and cruise through the storied waters of the Sea of Cortez and down the coastline of Latin America. Soak in the views of the rugged tropical mountains, endemic wildlife, cobblestone streets and the breathtaking seaside of the Mexican Riviera. Observe the rich marine wildlife of playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises, and dozens of species of fish. Look for majestic whales along the way as you discover the delights of the Pacific coast. 
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Highlights
  • Visit La Paz, known for its old world charm and seafront promenade
  • Explore the abundant wildlife of Isla Cerralvo
  • Enjoy the Mexico's best kept secret in Huatulco
  • Explore the untouched coutryside of Quetzal
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: San Diego, USA | Embark

Board Scenic Eclipse in San Diego. 

Day 2-3: At Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices onboard, you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your fitness regime. These days at sea offer the perfect time to relax in the sun or spot wildlife from the decks. 

Day 4: La Paz, Mexico

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is known for the old world charm of the seafront promenade mixed with the older architecture of the city center. It is a vibrant city with a multicultural urban vibe. Head towards San Rafaelito Island for the chance to snorkel with a small colony of Californian sea lions, or spend the day exploring this charming town. Alternatively, kayak or paddleboard at Balandra Bay.

Day 5: Isla Cerralvo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The waters around Isla Cerralvo, or Jacques Cousteau Island, are abundant with marine life. With water visibility up to 30 meters, this area is considered by many to be among the top five fishing spots in the world. Swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach and watch the waves. 

Day 6-7: At Sea

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Spend the day at leisure exploring the various amenities of your luxurious Discovery Yacht. 

Day 8: Huatulco, Oaxaca

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Uncover one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets, Huatulco. Get a glimpse into the rich heritage of the south-eastern region of Oaxaca with 16 different indigenous groups calling this land home, and each with their own distinct foods, culture, and customs. Spot an abundance of wildlife at Huatulco National Park where around 300 bird species and 87 types of amphibians and reptiles flourish in this unique ecosystem. Sit back and relax on the stunning shores of Bahía de Cacaluta, considered a tropical oasis for its pristine sand and turquoise waters.

Freechoice
Explore the city of Huatulco, or choose to visit a nearby coffee plantation and learn of the history. Alternatively, enjoy a ride through tranquil mangroves scanning for crocodiles.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 9: At Sea

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, take the time to explore the many ultra-luxury onboard dining experiences or take in the sea views, drink in hand. The day is yours to unwind at your own pace.

Day 10: Puerto Quetzal

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Named after Guatemala’s national bird, Puerto Quetzal offers you the opportunity to explore the untouched countryside of the Central American nation. Puerto Quetzal is the gateway UNESCO-listed colonial capital of Antigua, located 1,500m above sea level and famed for its Spanish colonial buildings including the infamous baroque La Merced church.

Freechoice
Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country’s colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes, or travel to the famed Lake Atitlan and enjoy time in a small community where the Mayan culture remains. Alternatively, enjoy a guided tasting of Guatemala’s best rums.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 11: Acajutla

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
/> A stone’s throw away from San Salvador, the Pacific coastal port of Acajutla offers quiet beaches and pristine waters. The stunning beach of Los Cabanos draws visitors looking to soak up the sun and relax on the shores of paradise.

Freechoice
Visit what is known as the most important natural remnant of the country, El Imposible National Park, or discover the fascinating Mayan civilisation at the archaeological site of San Andrés. Alternatively, learn the history of the region, including where some of the best coffee in the world is grown, or choose to have a unique gastronomic experience visiting a cocoa hacienda.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 12: Corinto

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
/> Known for its untouched beaches and tropical surroundings, Corinto is a coastal town on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Be charmed by its colonial churches, quaint stores, and towering landscapes. This untouched city is home to volcanoes, lakes, and rainforests – a naturalist’s paradise.

Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Explore the colonial city of León, or learn the history of rum in America before a tasting.

Discovery
Join a guided hike to the still-active Cerro Negro volcano.

Day 13: Bahia Culebra

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Famed for its pristine beaches, calm waters and top-rated scuba diving. Admire Costa Rica’s vast natural beauty at surrounding national park where iguanas, deer and white-faced monkeys roam. The region is home to 115 species of mammals.

Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

Freechoice
Snorkel around Flamingo Beach and discover an enchanting marine world, or choose a Costa Rican cultural experience, where you will get a taste of how ancestors used to live in the 19th century.

Discovery
If you like adventure, zip line through the Papagayo Canopy, or choose to ride horseback across some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful surroundings and try white water rafting.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 14: Puntarenas | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your cruise ends this morning in Puntarenas as you farewell your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to San José airport for your flight homeward.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

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Verandah Suite D
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite BD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite AD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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Panorama Suite P
1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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Owner's Penthouse Suite OP
2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • The services of a Cruise Director, Discovery Leader (if applicable) and/or Tour Director as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on embarkation and disembarkation days
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Specialist Discovery Team
  • Discovery excursions
  • Active discovery experiences
  • Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice shore excursions 
  • All tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore
Excluded from cruise fare:
  • Any airfare or associated fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • All helicopter, submarine and scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
  • Additional optional activities
  • Laundry services or any items of a personal nature
  • Passport fees and/or Visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical serviced on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight accommodation not specified in the itinerary

Excursions can be booked whilst on board with your cruise or tour director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.
Included
  • 13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 13 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Gratuities to Onboard Crew
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge

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