Begin your journey at scenic Caldera in Costa Rica. Then head to Fuerte Amador, the cultural heart of Panama. Sail on to the azure oceans of Golfito, the tropical inlet of Quepos, and the spectacular views of Papagayo. Next, explore the sun-kissed shores of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua. Followed by a return journey to vibrant Costa Rica via Puntarenas.
Fuerte Amador offers a wealth of culture, incredible architecture and ethnic diversity. Visit the BioMuseo, savour local cuisine on Flamenco Island, and stroll through Panama City’s famous Panama Viejo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A trip to the Calle Uruguay district rewards evening visitors with its lively nightlife scene. The enchanting Costa Rican town of Quepos is home to a sprawling selection of local restaurants, bars, bakeries and art galleries along the main beach. San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua invites travellers to its bustling Mercado Central for local delicacies, souvenir shopping and a glimpse of local life.
Panama’s diversity is reflected in its enticing variety of culinary styles comprising a unique blend of Spanish, African and Native American flavours. Drinks are no less tempting, with Costa Rican coffee holding its own as one of the finest brews in the world. For something refreshing, try a tasty naturales made from your pick of freshly squeezed pineapple, blackberry, melon and banana. Dining anywhere in Costa Rica and Nicaragua will ensure that a plate of ubiquitous gallo pinto (rice and beans) is on every menu. Costa Rica also serves up a particularly delicious ceviche.
Nature and history combines in the fascinating Central American cities of Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Explore Caldera’s enchanting rainforest that stretches from the coastline into the mountains, punctuated by sparkling rivers and waterfalls along the way. Golfito is renowned for having some of the best beaches in Costa Rica, along with many picturesque marinas and opportunities for sport fishing, yachting and surfing. Go marlin fishing, kayaking and snorkelling along the coastline of Manuel Antonio in Quepos. Papagayo Peninsula offers exceptional dolphin sightings around Isla Tortuga. In Panama City, a trip to the Miraflores locks to watch big ships navigate the impressive Panama Canal is a must. Hike volcanos on Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua. Then head to Puntarenas for river rafting down the Corobici River, and crocodile spotting in the Mangrove Forest.