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

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Departure date
13 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

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


  • Overnight in San Diego before the expedition cruise, including breakfast


  • Transfer from hotel to ship in San Diego including a half day city tour and lunch before the expedition cruise

Expedition Cruise

Route overview

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

America’s finest city

Day 1

The start of an adventure

Day 2

Relax onboard

Day 3

Land’s End in Baja California

Day 4-5

Mexican resort city

Day 6

Serenity at sea

Day 7-8

Bays National Park

Day 9

A city founded on coffee and cocoa

Day 10

A day in El Salvador

Day 11

Leon: Artistic and Sophisticated City

Day 12

South Pacific beaches

Day 13

End of your expedition cruise

Day 14

Ships on this expedition

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

Included Programmes

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