Baja to Costa Rica: Whales and Wilderness

14 Days
San Diego to San Jose
From (AUD)
$ 16,790
$ 15,189
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2020 San Diego > San Jose

The Wonders of Latin America

Mexico and Costa Rica awaits as you set sail from the Gulf of California, through the storied waters of the Sea of Cortez and down the coastline of Latin America.
Soak in the views of the rugged tropical mountains, endemic wildlife, cobblestone streets and breath-taking seaside of the Mexican Riviera. Observe the rich marine wildlife of playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises and dozens of species of fish that will leave you fascinated.
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Tour Code:
14 days
Departure City:
San Diego
Return City:
San Jose

Selected Itinerary

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - San Diego, United States of America

    Board Scenic Eclipse in the early afternoon, your home away from home and platform to explore the beautiful Mexican Riviera and Costa Rica.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly.  Choose one of the daily activities including a class in Scenic Epicure, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At Sea

    Today the leisure time continues. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory or tempt your palate with a wine tasting with the Sommelier in Scenic Epicure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - La Paz, Mexico

    La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is known for its seafront Malecón promenade with beaches, parks and art by Mexican and international artists. In the city centre, perhaps visit the 19th-century Nuestra Señora de La Paz Cathedral or the Whale Museum which has displays on the area’s gray whales.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Isla Cerralvo

    Isla Cerralvo is currently known as Isla Jacques Cousteau because of a name change that took place during late 2009. It’s been named after the renowned Jacques Cousteau, who was an oceanographer from France that ran a number of underwater expeditions around the island as well as other nearby surrounding areas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, known for its beaches, water sports and where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor descended on Banderas Bay to film John Huston's "The Night of the Iguana."  Its cobblestone centre is home to the ornate Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church, boutique shops and a range of restaurants and bars for you to enjoy.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Acapulco

    Acapulco, a beach resort town on Mexico's Pacific coast, is set on a large bay backed by the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains.  You may take the time to watch the professional divers that plunge 40m into a small ocean cove at the La Quebrada cliff each day and night or stroll the old colonial quarter of town.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy.  Take a cooking or tasting class in Scenic Epicure or a yoga or pilates class in the studio.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

    Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country's colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breath taking views of emerald volcanoes. Travel to the famed Lake Atitlan and step back in time as you encounter the indigenous people in all of their finery still living along the lakeshore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Acajutla, El Salavador

    You are offered an authentic look at life along the Pacific coast of Central America when visiting Acajutla in El Salvador. Well known for its deep-sea fishing expeditions, active volcanoes, Mayan ruins and coffee plantations.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Corinto, Nicaragua

    Nicaragua’s largest port, Corinto sits on an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Nicaragua is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the area offers long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters. The nearby city of León has a wonderful cathedral, monuments and colonial buildings as well as the ruins of León Viejo, one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the Americas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bahia Culebra > Marina Papagayo

    One of Bahía Culebra’s main features is the excellent quality of its waters that house a valuable natural ecosystem. Furthermore, it is a model for archaeologists, due to the pre-Columbian settlements which have been discovered.  This natural area has turned into a biological model thanks to the preservation of its natural environment as well as the wide variety of species that inhabit this region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Puerto Caldera > San José, Costa Rica

    Your cruise ends this morning in Puerto Caldera as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to San José airport for your flight homeward.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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