Sail around the coastline and islands of Costa Rica and Panama

Board a magnificent masted clipper ship for a cruise holiday that's out of this world. You'll board Star Clipper in Puntarenas in Costa Rica, journeying down the west coast of Central America on a week-long exploration. You'll get to know Costa Rica first, sailing into the turquoise bays and disembarking for the chance to venture through mangroves and lagoons and listen out for the calls of monkeys in the rainforests.

You'll sail south to Panama and stop at two paradisiacal islands - Coiba Island and Parida Island - both known for their pristine beaches, lapped with jade water. Find a spot beneath a shady palm on the exquisite beach of Tortuga Island, take a thrilling canopy tour to spot wildlife or snorkel alongside manta rays.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to San José with British Airways
  • One night pre-cruise stay in a four star hotel in San José on a B&B basis
  • All transfers
  • All port charges
  • Seven-night full board cruise onboard Star Clipper

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Mar 8, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Mar 16, 2024
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,699*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability and based on 26 Jan 2024 departure date. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit 20% plus flights. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded). Watersports and onboard activities such as mast climbing and steering the ship are subject to availability and not guaranteed on each sailing. Visits to all ports of call are subject to local government permissions therefore we cannot guarantee disembarkation for UK passengers. Star Clippers cannot be held responsible should government permissions change. It is a requirement that all passengers are covered by appropriate travel insurance for the entire duration of the holiday, Star Clippers require every passenger to provide a copy of their Travel Insurance Policy prior to sailing.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive San José
    San José, Costa Rica

    You'll fly from London to San José and spend the night in a four-star hotel in Costa Rica's capital

  2. Day
    2
    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    Puerto Caldera is a gateway to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Visit the Paseo de los Turistas promenade near the beach with its many bars and restaurants. You'll board the ship and find your cabin before the ship sails for Quepos.

  3. Day
    3
    Quepos, Costa Rica
    Quepos (Puerto Quepos), Costa Rica

    Quepos serves as the gateway to the Manuel Antonio National Park. If you decide to stay local, there's an authentic Costa Rican feel to Quepos, with streets that are easy to navigate on a stroll.

  4. Day
    4
    Golfito, Costa Rica
    Golfito, Costa Rica

    Golfito is Costa Rica's southern port town, famous for its bananas. It's the perfect location for surfing at Pavones and sport-fishing. Other activities include horseback riding, kayaking, and trips to nearby mangrove forests.

  5. Day
    5
    Coiba Island, Panama
    Isla Coiba, Panama

    Coiba Island lies 30 miles off the south coast of Panama. It's the largest of the 38 islands that make up the Coiba National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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.

  6. Day
    6
    Parida Island, Panama
    Isla Parida, Panama

    Golfo de Chiriqui on Parida Island is home to a national marine park that protects 25 islands and 19 coral reefs. It's home to howler monkeys, nesting sea turtles, and 280 recorded bird species. To explore, you can snorkel, surf, kayak, or take a fishing trip.

  7. Day
    7
    At sea
    At Sea, Panama

    Today, the wind transports you back to Costa Rica, with an entire day on the ocean. Relax on a sun lounger or cool off in one of the pools on the top deck. Or you may enjoy the chance to climb the rigging or have a go at steering the ship.

  8. Day
    8
    Tortuga Island, Costa Rica
    Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

    Isla Tortuga is often considered the most beautiful island in Costa Rica. Isla Tortuga is a tropical paradise with giant coconut palms framing powder-soft white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear turquoise waters. You can play beach volleyball, rent a kayak, swim, or take a trip on a glass-bottom boat. If feeling adventurous, you can ride a zip line as part of a canopy tour.

  9. Day
    9
    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
    Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica

    You'll arrive back at Puerto Caldera, where you'll disembark and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home to London.

Accommodation

Star Clipper

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Traditional tall ship with 36,000 feet of billowing sails

The elegant Star Clipper was launched in 1992 and is a replica of the traditional clipper ships of the 19th-century, without sacrificing the modern comforts of today's luxury liners. With only 166 guests, life aboard is blissfully relaxed, much like travelling on a private yacht.

On board, the interiors hark back to the golden era, with plenty of polished mahogany and brass. In addition to the main dining room, there is also the Piano Bar, as well as the lively Tropical Bar, used for all manner of activities. The two small plunge pools are perfect for those days spent at sea, and there's always a fantastic programme of entertainment, fitness classes and workshops to keep guests busy.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Mar 8, 2024
To
Sat, Sat, Mar 16, 2024
Duration
9 Days
Price per person
£2,699*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability and based on 26 Jan 2024 departure date. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Deposit 20% plus flights. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded). Watersports and onboard activities such as mast climbing and steering the ship are subject to availability and not guaranteed on each sailing. Visits to all ports of call are subject to local government permissions therefore we cannot guarantee disembarkation for UK passengers. Star Clippers cannot be held responsible should government permissions change. It is a requirement that all passengers are covered by appropriate travel insurance for the entire duration of the holiday, Star Clippers require every passenger to provide a copy of their Travel Insurance Policy prior to sailing.

Call now to book 02039932958
Quote ref: COSTARICA