Inviting Beaches & Latin Culture in Central America (Northbound)

Price from $6,380

Departure date
April 26, 2023
13 days

Perfect beaches, vivid cultures and lively cities

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

  • 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.

History and architecture

Your Latin adventure begins in Puntarenas, before sailing to Granada and its Spanish colonial buildings. Learn about the Sandinistas in Nicaragua's former capital Léon and sample Salvadorian food in Acajutla. In Puerto Chiapas, you can visit Mayan ruins at Izapa or explore the mangroves on a boat tour.

Beach life

Relax on the pristine beaches of Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur and Huatulco, and enjoy bustling markets in Puerto Vallarta. We then cruise north to lively Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, before ending our journey soaking up the Californian rays in sunny San Diego.

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 cruise pier, Puntarenas.

Day 1

Palm-lined Puntarenas

Day 2

Relax in San Juan del Sur

Day 3

Revolutionary León

Day 4

Exploring El Salvador

Cocoa plantation in Puerto Chiapas, Mexico.

Day 5

Mangroves in Mexico

A lot of beautiful beaches in Huatulco, Mexico.

Day 6

Huatulco National Park

At sea, creating a drawing and painting.

Day 7–8

Wellness at sea

Beautiful sunset in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico.

Day 9

Enticing Puerto Vallarta

Day 10

Beautiful Cabo San Lucas

Day 11–12

Relax onboard

The San Diego beach, California.

Day 13

Arrival in San Diego

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

Young Explorers Program

Welcome all young explorers

Enhance your cruise

Learn more about what you can experience when going with us

The Caribbean and Central America

Inviting Beaches & Latin Culture in Central America (Northbound)