Beaches, Culture & Colonial History of Central America (Southbound)

Price from $5,321

Departure date
October 4, 2023
9 days

Discover picturesque beaches and diverse cultures

  • 9-day expedition cruise down Central America's Pacific coastline, from Puerto Vallarta in Mexico to El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

  • Discover remnants of colonial history and visit coastal communities, from pretty San Juan del Sur to arty León, and Acajutla's ancient roots.

  • Spot incredible wildlife like dolphins, turtles, sharks, rays, crocodiles and macaws in tropical habitats, such as magnificent Huatulco National Park.

Pacific Coast adventures

Start your journey among the bustling markets of Puerto Vallarta, before enjoying the pristine beaches and extraordinary wildlife of Huatulco National Park. In Puerto Chiapas, you can visit Maya ruins at Izapa, or explore mangrove streams and lagoons on a boat tour.

History and architecture

Sample tasty Salvadorian food in Acajutla and see the exquisite colonial architecture and street art of Nicaragua's liberal Léon. Admire colorful clapboard houses in San Juan del Sur before ending your cruise in Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

What's Included

Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

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

Beautiful sunset in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico.

Day 1

Enticing Puerto Vallarta

Passengers out on deck, at sea.

Day 2–3

Wellness at sea

A lot of beautiful beaches in Huatulco, Mexico.

Day 4

Huatulco National Park

Cocoa plantation in Puerto Chiapas, Mexico.

Day 5

Mangroves in Mexico

The entrance to Acajutla by sea, El Salvador.

Day 6

Exploring El Salvador

Day 7

Revolutionary León

Day 8

Relax in San Juan del Sur

Bare throated Tiger heron, Tárcoles river, Puntarenas.

Day 9

Arrival in Puntarenas

Ships on this expedition

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

The Caribbean and Central America

Beaches, Culture & Colonial History of Central America (Southbound)