Discover the diverse marine life and unique abundant wildlife in the emerald rainforests along this breathtaking coastline.  Explore lush green islands ringed by giant coconut palms, crystal clear turquoise water and tropical beaches.


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Why We Love It

The relaxed and casual atmosphere, delectable cuisine and comfortably appointed accommodations on board Star Clipper.

Explore the historic and isolated Coiba National Park, a World Heritage Site.

Swim in the crystal clear waters of Isla Tortugas or relax on the white sandy beaches.

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Day by day Itinerary

Star Clippers Sailing: Costa Rica & Panama

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Day 1

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Puerto Caldera is the cruise port that is the major gateway to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Of the many excursions on offer here, a trip to the Arenal Volcano is not to be missed. (D)

Day 2

Quepos, Costa Rica

The small busy town of Quepos serves as the gateway to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Although the rapid rise in ecotourism has meant that Quepos has been descended upon it, has largely retained it's authentic feel.There is a good restaurant scene, the streets are easy to navigate and the locals are friendly. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Golfito, Costa Rica

Golfito is Costa Rica's most southern port town. It was built on bananas – the United Fruit Company moved its regional headquarters here in the '30s and remained until it's departure in the 1980s.Today it acts as a gateway to visitors who wish to surf at Pavones or take part in sport-fishing. There are plenty of other activities on offer including horseback riding, kayaking and trips to nearby mangrove forests. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Coiba Island, Panama

Coiba Island lies 30 miles off of the south coast of Panama.It is the largest of the 38 islands that make up the Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has 1,450 plant species and it's rain forests are home to hundreds of different animals. The surrounding waters support the eastern Pacific's second largest coral reef, which makes scuba diving particularly rewarding. You can spot whale and tiger sharks, manta and eagle rays and large schools of fish. The island also has a fascinating history as it was once a penal colony and was largely isolated for the past century. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Marine Park Golfo de Chiriqui - Parida Island, Panama

Golfo de Chiriquí is home to a national marine park with an area of just over 147 sq km, protecting 25 islands and 19 coral reefs which host abundant wildlife. It's home to howler monkeys, several types of nesting sea turtles and 280 recorded bird species. You can snorkel, surf or kayak in the calm waters or take a big game fishing trip. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

At Sea

Each Star Clippers ship offers a traditional and elegant way to see the world. Feel the wind fill the sails and gently carry you from one gorgeous destination to the next. During your time on board, you can choose to relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck, while more adventurous passengers may enjoy the opportunity to climb the rigging or even have a go at steering the ship. Alternatively, you can wander the interior areas of the ship and discover relaxing lounges, a revitalising spa (Royal Clipper only) and a peaceful library. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica

Isla Tortuga is widely regarded as the most beautiful island in Costa Rica. With giant coconut palms framing powder soft whitte sand beaches that are lapped by crystal clear turquoise waters, this really is a tropical paradise. You can also play beach volleyball, rent a kayak, swim, or even get a ride of a glass-bottom boat. However if you are feeling adventuous you can ride the zip line as part of a canopy tour. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

Puerto Caldera is the cruise port that is the major gateway to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Of the many excursions on offer here, a trip to the Arenal Volcano is not to be missed. (B)

Tortuguero National Park


Tortuguero National Park - Supplement NZ$195pp

• Return shared transfers San Jose/ Tortuguero  
• 2 nights accommodation at Laguna Lodge with all meals  
• Scheduled lodge activities  
• National Park entrance fee  


Costa-Rica-6.jpgARENAL VOLCANO - Supplement NZ$259pp

• Shared transfer San Jose to Arenal
• 1 night accommodation at Volcano Lodge with breakfast
• Arenal Volcano Tour
• Entrance to hot springs & dinner
• Private transfer Arenal - Caldera Pier
*Reverse itinerary available

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