Central America Explorer

See centuries-old fortresses in Mexico before uncovering Mayan villages in Guatemala, surf-kissed beaches in Nicaragua and rare wildlife in Costa Rica.

  • 19 Aug – 01 Sep 2022
  • 13 nights
  • From £2,549
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Tortuga island, Costa Rica

We begin our journey in Acapulco, one of Mexico’s most stylish coastal resorts where stars of the past once partied, and rocky coves await. Explore a 17th-century fortress and don’t miss the world-class botanical gardens. In the evening, we set sail for quieter shores and dock at Playa Zapotengo, where a long sandy beach is backed by a lush lagoon with floating water lilies and beautiful birdlife.

Next, we visit Huatulco for more beach time, before a day at sea bound for the Port of San Jose in Guatemala. Here, you can explore Puerto Quetzal’s craft market or take an excursion to Antigua, the former capital. Sailing into El Salvador, coffee tastings and Mayan villages await in Acajutla,

while in Nicaragua, day trips to the pretty UNESCO city of Leon will delight. We’ll visit the San Juan del Sur, a former fishing village that’s famous today for its gorgeous sandy beach, fantastic seafood and surfer lifestyle. If you love nature, a highlight will be a visit to Palo Verde National Park in Costa Rica to spot the country’s most attractive bird, the resplendent quetzal. There’s more beach time at Tortuga Island, as well as hiking opportunities, before this leg of the voyage ends in Puerto Caldera.

In the evening, we set sail for quieter shores and dock at Playa Zapotengo, where a long sandy beach is backed by a lush lagoon with floating water lilies and beautiful birdlife.

Sand La Herradura beach and turquoise water on the wild coast of Cuba

Voyage Itinerary: 19 Aug – 01 Sep 2022

  • Day 1: Acapulco (Mexico)
  • Day 2: Playa Zapotengo, (Mexico)
  • Day 3: La Crucecita [Huatulco] (Mexico)
  • Day 4: Sailing
  • Day 5: Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)
  • Day 6: Acajutla (El Salvador) Day 7: Sailing
  • Day 8: Corinto (Nicaragua)
  • Day 9: San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua)
  • Day 10: Playa Del Coco (Costa Rica)
  • Day 11: Playa Flamingo (Costa Rica)
  • Day 12: Herradura (Costa Rica)
  • Day 13: Tortuga Island (Costa Rica)
  • Day 14: Puerto Caldera (Costa Rica)
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