Inviting Beaches & Latin Culture in Central America (Southbound)

Price from $5,772

Departure date
September 30, 2023
13 days

Perfect beaches, vivid cultures and lively cities

  • 13-day expedition cruise down Central America's Pacific coastline, from San Diego and Baja California to Puntarenas in Costa Rica.

  • Visit coastal communities and experience authentic cultures, from the beaches of Puerto Vallarta and Nicaragua to the ancient roots of Acajutla.

  • See incredible wildlife like whales, pelicans, herons, hummingbirds and turtles in tropical habitats, such as magnificent Huatulco National Park.

Beach life

Soak up Californian rays in sunny San Diego, before we cruise south to lively Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Enjoy Puerto Vallarta' bustling markets, and relax on the pristine beaches of Huatulco and Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur.

History and culture

In Puerto Chiapas, you can visit Mayan ruins at Izapa or explore the mangroves on a boat tour. Sample Salvadorian food in Acajutla and learn about the Sandinistas in Nicaragua's former capital, Léon. See Granada's Spanish colonial buildings or visit a volcano before your Latin adventure ends in Puntarenas.

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

The San Diego beach, California.

Sunny San Diego

Day 1

Relax onboard

Day 2–3

Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Day 4

Beautiful sunset in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico.

Enticing Puerto Vallarta

Day 5

At sea, creating a drawing and painting.

Wellness at sea

Day 6–7

A lot of beautiful beaches in Huatulco, Mexico.

Huatulco National Park

Day 8

Cocoa plantation in Puerto Chiapas, Mexico.

Mangroves in Mexico

Day 9

The entrance to Acajutla by sea, El Salvador.

Exploring El Salvador

Day 10

Revolutionary León

Day 11

Relax in San Juan del Sur

Day 12

Bare throated Tiger heron, Tárcoles river, Puntarenas.

Arrival in Puntarenas

Day 13

Ships on this expedition

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