Central America Costa Rica Cruise

Wild Costa Rica Escape: Guanacaste Cruise

Discover the treasures of one of Costa Rica’s richest regions, Guanacaste, on this 6-day voyage aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest. Snorkel and kayak among a multicolored galaxy of tropical fish and palm-lined beaches in the Guanacaste Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hike, ride horseback and zipline amid mist-shrouded volcanic peaks in Rincón de la Vieja National Park, where 32 rivers and streams cut their way through incredible biodiversity. As you travel from uninhabited isles to wildlife-rich jungles, bask in the “pura vida” that infuses this ecologically rich country.

This Costa Rica small ship cruise offers the opportunity to venture where few have gone before and truly experience wild Costa Rica. Have this paradise to yourself and experience the thrilling marine life by snorkel. Hike or walk the beach where the scrub forest meets the ocean. Other highlights in the Guanacaste Costa Rica region include Rincón de la Vieja National Park, home to an incredibly rare and unique dry forest. Start off in the lush forest filled with spectacular waterfalls that plunge into turquoise pools. Hike along, watching the forest and plant life change from green to gold, learning about the flora that is well-adapted to life in the dry environment. Then explore Curú Wildlife Refuge in search of exotic wildlife, like macaws and white-faced capuchin monkeys moving from tree to tree.

Travel aboard the 100-passenger National Geographic Quest, a purpose-built small expedition ship ideal for exploring Central America’s coastline. Plus, the experts and equipment on board provide the finest intellectual and educational experience of any small ship cruise in the region.

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