Arenal Volcano with Coastal Highlights of Central America (Southbound)

Price from
£4,254

Departure date
September 29, 2023
Duration
17 days

Discover the coastal gems of Mexico and Central America before exploring a rainforest, a natural park and wildlife sanctuary in the magnificent Arenal Volcano conservation area

Discover the coastal gems of Mexico and Central America before exploring a rainforest, a natural park and wildlife sanctuary in the magnificent Arenal Volcano conservation area.

Beach life and national parks

Your expedition cruise starts in San Diego, the perfect place to get acquainted with the Californian way of life. Sail south along the Baja California peninsula to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, both excellent gateways to the Mexican coasts. Discover the scenic bays, pristine beaches and rich marine life of Huatulco National Park before setting sail for Puerto Chiapas.

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. Take in the dark sandy beaches and Victorian-era clapboard houses of San Juan del Sur before ending your cruise in  Puntarenas.

La Paz and Arenal Volcano

Start your Costa Rica adventure in La Fortuna, the home of the magnificent Arenal Volcano. You’ll spend the next two days bathing in natural hot springs and exploring the region. Paddle the Peñas Blancas River, which runs through the lush rainforest. You’ll also enjoy thrilling views as you take a walk among the treetops along a set of canopy-level hanging bridges.

Savour the natural beauty of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The nature park and animal sanctuary here offers beautiful scenery, orchid and butterfly gardens, and a range of exotic wildlife. End your stay in Costa Rica with an overnight stay in bustling San José.

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

Balboa Park, San Diego, California, Usa

Day 1

‘America’s finest city’

The San Diego beach, California.

Day 2

California dreaming

Day 3-4

Relax on board

Sea lion diving in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Day 4-5

Land’s End in Baja California

Beautiful sunset in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico.

Day 6

Mexican resort city

At sea, creating a drawing and painting.

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

León: Artistic and sophisticated city

Day 13

Southern Pacific beaches

The cruise pier, Puntarenas.

Day 14

Adventures in Costa Rica

Day 15

Sights and sounds of the rainforest

Arenal Volcano area from sea side - green forests and a mountain in the background.

Day 16

Explore La Paz Waterfall Gardens 

People walking on a hanging bridge in the middle of a green forest - Arendal Volcano Area.

Day 17

The Many Charms of ‘Chepe’  

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

Arenal Volcano with Coastal Highlights of Central America (Southbound)