On a cruise to Costa Rica with Windstar Cruises you’ll experience the abundance of wildlife and vibrant green space of the perfect travel destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Windstar Cruises’ voyages to Costa Rica and Panama allow guests to experience a variety of outdoor activities, like canopy zip-lining, surfing, jungle hiking, waterfall hunting and more. You’ll participate in these activities and more while cruising to hidden gems like San Juan del Sur, Playas del Coco, Quepos, Bahia Drake, Curu, Tortuga Island, Puerto Caldera, Golfo Dulce and more. Plus, with Windstar Cruises, you’ll also enjoy a complimentary Windstar Private Event during each voyage. This could include a private beachside barbeque, an exclusive tour or an exclusive island retreat. Depending on the itinerary, Windstar’s Costa Rica cruises may also include ports of call in Panama—such as Colon or Isla de Coiba—and you can even transit the Panama Canal. Explore a new world as your tour the best of Central America on a Costa Rica vacation from Windstar Cruises.
Things to Do on a Costa Rica Cruise with Windstar Cruises
Windstar Cruises’ Costa Rican voyages offer plenty of chances to express your inner wild side as you tour one of the world’s most beautiful nations. Costa Rica is covered in protected national parks featuring unbelievable beaches, jungles, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes and more – all within a short distance of the unique ports of call of your Windstar luxury yacht. Featured below are just a few of the best ways to spend your time when cruising to Costa Rica and Panama with Windstar Cruises:
Transit the Miraflores Locks (Panama Canal, Panama)
If your Costa Rican Windstar voyages includes Panama, you might have the chance to transit the Panama Canal, a man-made marvel with no comparison. Learn about the construction and history of the Panama Canal and watch the locks in action as different vessels pass through.
Botanical Gardens and Beaches (Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica)
Travel from the pier through the green rainforest to the Casa Orquideas botanical gardens. This lush paradise features a variety of indigenous plants—some medicinal—along with several species from around the world. Plus, you can enjoy some time at the nearby beaches!
Sport Fishing (Quepos, Costa Rica)
Embark from the sheltered fishing town of Quepos for one of the world’s most celebrated sport fishing destinations some 25 miles off shore. Your seasoned captain and first mate will give you the best chance of catching much-sought-after sport fish like marlin, tuna, sailfish and mahi-mahi.
Costa Rica Kayak Adventure (Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica)
Kayak through the thick mangroves around Golfo Dulce on a unique tour through one of Costa Rica’s most incredible ecosystems. Keep your eyes—and ears—peeled for scarlet macaws gliding overhead as your navigate to a secluded beach for a leisurely swim.
Corcovado Canopy Tour and Zip-Line (Bahia Drake, Costa Rica)
Head into the esteemed Corcovado National Park for a high-flying zipline tour through the jungle canopy. Your guide will harness you in before your one-of-a-kind journey through the park from treetop platform to treetop platform, gliding along the steel cables like a bird in flight.
Coffee Tour and Oxcart Factory (Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica)
Enjoy a scenic bus ride to Costa Rica’s organic Espiritu Santa Coffee plantation for a behind-the-scenes tour. Learn the ins and outs of organic coffee cultivation and try a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee. Afterwards, visit the town of Sarchi with its famous handcrafted oxcarts, which are still widely seen as a symbol of prosperity in Costa Rica.