Explore the Nature and Culture of Central America’s Pacific Coast (Southbound)

Price from
A$5,986

Departure date
September 29, 2023
Duration
14 days

Discover nature, culture, beaches and cities along North and Central America’s Pacific coastline, cruising from San Diego, United States, to Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Discover nature, culture, beaches and cities along North and Central America’s Pacific coastline, cruising from San Diego, USA, to Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

Beach life

Your expedition cruise starts in San Diego, the perfect place to get acquainted with the Californian way of life. From there, you’ll sail south along the Baja California peninsula to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, both excellent gateways to the Mexican coasts.

A national park and Chocolate City

Discover Huatulco National Park, home to nine scenic bays, 36 pristine beaches and rich marine life. The waters are home to radiant reef fish, sea turtles and dolphins. In Puerto Chiapas, you’ll have a variety of possible optional excursions to pick from. Take in Maya ruins at Izapa, enjoy a salivating visit to Chocolate City, or explore nearby mangrove streams and lagoons in a boat tour.

Roasted coffee and colonial architecture

Sample typical Salvadorian food and roasted coffee in Acajutla, before exploring the exquisite colonial architecture of Nicaragua’s former capital, Léon, via Puerto Corinto. Admire the beauty of colourful Victorian-era clapboard houses in San Juan del Sur, a charming Nicaraguan town famous for its dark sandy beaches and top-notch surfing. When your adventure comes to an end in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, you’ll be taking hundreds of great memories with you back home.

What's Included

Hotel

Onboard activities

Landing activities


Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

The San Diego beach, California.

Day 1

America’s finest city

Balboa Park, San Diego, California, Usa

Day 2

The start of an adventure

Passengers looking at dolphins  from the deck.

Day 3

Relax onboard

Day 4-5

Land’s End in Baja California

Beautiful sunset in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico.

Day 6

Mexican resort city

Day 7-8

Serenity at sea

A lot of beautiful beaches in Huatulco, Mexico.

Day 9

Bays National Park

Cocoa plantation in Puerto Chiapas, Mexico.

Day 10

A city founded on coffee and cocoa

The entrance to Acajutla by sea, El Salvador.

Day 11

A day in El Salvador

Day 12

Leon: Artistic and Sophisticated City

Day 13

South Pacific beaches

Bare throated Tiger heron, Tárcoles river, Puntarenas.

Day 14

End of your expedition cruise

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

The Caribbean and Central America

Explore the Nature and Culture of Central America’s Pacific Coast (Southbound)