Costa Rica & Panama

Live La Pura Vida

Costa Rica is perfectly summed up by the country's favourite phrase: Pura Vida (pure life). Half a million species share this vibrant land, one of the world's most biodiverse countries. Encounter wildlife you never imagined on land and sea and discover a vibrant natural world that's like nowhere else on earth.

venture into tropical rainforests by private jet. Explore banana plantations, huge waterfalls and secret nature spots. Dive with sharks, stingrays, dolphins, turtles and 760 species of fish. Encounter puma, jaguars, scarlet macaws and spider monkeys.

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San José

Herradura Bay

day 1

San José - Herradura Bay

San José - Herradura Bay

welcome to the wild

Arrive at San José’s Juan Santamaria international airport for transportation by private car to your yacht. Along the route, take in the vibrant green landscapes of Costa Rica, where over the next 8 days you’ll encounter wildlife you never imagined and explore the wild side of Central America. Meet the yacht in Herradura Bay. Settle in onboard or take a walk on Herradura’s long sandy beach. Keen for sportsfishing? Los Sueños Marina is a fantastic spot where you might catch 40lb dorado, 300lb yellowfin tuna and Pacific sailfish.

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Herradura Bay

Tortuga Island

day 2

Herradura Bay - Tortuga Island

Herradura Bay - Tortuga Island

monkey safari

Take your first cruise to Tortuga Island, enjoying stunning views of Costa Rica’s verdant coastline. We will arrange a local expert guide to show you the best secret nature spots to see white-faced howler monkeys, white-nosed coatis, three-toed sloths, toucans and brightly coloured butterflies. Later in the day, grab a paddleboard or snorkel and explore independently in the island’s rich waters.

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Tortuga Island

Quepos

day 3

Tortuga Island - Quepos

Tortuga Island - Quepos

rainforest adventure

Today, leave the sea behind and venture deep into the rainforest by private jet. Land in a banana plantation and enjoy a private tour before a white-knuckle afternoon raft ride down the Pacuare River. Cruising is also available for a gentler experience. Find yourself in awe at the fabulous rainforest and huge waterfalls surrounding you. You will end up at an airstrip, from where you’ll take a stunningly scenic flight back to the yacht, off Quepos.

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Quepos

Cano Island

day 4

Quepos - Cano Island

Quepos - Cano Island

sharks & stingrays

Lying 12km off the coast, Cano Island is known as one of the top dive spots in all of Costa Rica. Designated as a Biological Reserve, it features 15ft reefs, head corals, cup corals, and sea fans, and you are likely to spot sharks, stingrays, dolphins, turtles and morays swimming among them. On your tender ride back to the yacht, keep an eye out for the humpback whales and dolphins that splash through these waters.

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Cano Island

Corcovado National Park

day 5

Cano Island - Corcovado National Park

Cano Island - Corcovado National Park

vast bio rainforest

Today, explore the extraordinary Corcovado National Park, one of the largest lowland tropical rainforests in Central America. Spanning 163 square miles, half of the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado was designated “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic. Encounter puma, ocelot, jaguarundi, margay and endangered jaguars, scarlet macaws, as well as howler, white-faced capuchin, squirrel and spider monkeys. Return to Puerto Jiménez for the evening.

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Corcovado National Park

Puerto Armuelles

day 6

Corcovado National Park - Puerto Armuelles

Corcovado National Park - Puerto Armuelles

cloud forest

The yacht will continue south and into Panama for the first time, where it will anchor in Puerto Armuelles. From here, you will be privately transported to Boquete, home to the iconic cloud forest. A private local guide will take you on a set of spectacular trails up into the virgin cloud forest surrounding the perimeter of Volcan Baru National Park. You’ll spot Resplendent Quetzal, sloths, monkeys and 200+ species of colourful tropical birds, all set among stunning views.

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Puerto Armuelles

Isla de Coiba

day 7

Puerto Armuelles - Isla de Coiba

Puerto Armuelles - Isla de Coiba

coral reef park

The largest island in Central America, this national park spans 194 square miles and fringed by one of the largest coral reefs on the Pacific coast. The island was a penal colony for political prisoners and criminals from 1919 to 2004, and because of its terrifying reputation, it was left alone and is today a natural paradise. Go deep sea fishing, diving or snorkelling - 760 species of fish have been recorded here, including snappers, barracuda, amberjack and marlin, plus turtles, humpback whales, sharks, whale sharks and orcas.  

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Isla de Coiba

Puerto Jiménez

day 8

Isla de Coiba - Puerto Jiménez

Isla de Coiba - Puerto Jiménez

disembarkation

Cruise back to Puerto Jiménez for disembarkation before flying to San José for onward connection.

some of the wildest destinations in the world, costa rica and panama offer incredible wildlife and exhilarating new adventures each day.
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