8 Night Cruise sailing from Puerto Vallarta to Puerto Caldera aboard Star Legend.
Mexico’s southern coast is known for its beauty, its ruins, and its cuisines. Enjoy all three as you make your way south from Puerto Vallarta through regions rich with indigenous cultures and natural abundance. Ride an ATV along lush jungle trails in Manzanillo. Try your hand at cooking Oaxaca style in Huatulco. Explore the mysterious Mayan ruins of Izapa from Puerto Chiapas.This voyage is a treat for the senses. Come indulge them all.
Highlights of this cruise:
A popular resort town, visitors come here to relax and rest on the lovely sandy beaches or take up activities like strolling the picturesque boardwalk, horseback riding, snorkeling and boat trips. The quaint cobblestone center of Puerto Vallarta is home to boutiques, restaurants, bars and the ornate Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church.
Puerto Vallarta’s biodiversity is home to hundreds of species including orchids, birds, ocelots, jaguars and iguanas. The sea is full of wildlife as well including dolphins and humpbacks.
Santa Maria Huatulco is one of the few places on earth to earn the pure air EarthCheck Gold Certification. It is known for the nearby pre-Hispanic ruins found at Parque Eco-Arqueologico Copalita, including a large stone temple. Huatulco is home to nine bays together called Bays National Park, a protected reserve. The coral reefs provide excellent diving opportunities and kayaking the rapids and sport fishing are also popular activities here. A visit to the Museum of Oaxacan Art will provide an chance to purchase traditional clay creations known as “Barro Negro,” and date back several centuries. Each piece is unique and hand sculpted.
This busy commercial port is a gateway city to the Nicaragua San Cristobal Volcano Summit, the highest volcano in Nicaragua that offers challenging treks that are rewarded with panoramic views of the countryside and the Pacific Ocean. Or hike to the crater rim of Volcan Telica to look down into the sea of lava and listen to the ongoing roar. Find the UNESCO-designated Old City of Colonial Leon, filled with deteriorating churches and streetscapes and a blend of Baroque, Neoclassical and Gothic styles.
Absorb Costa Rica’s magnificent biodiversity by adding a land package to your cruise. Venture to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, where 300-year-old trees and orchids form a spectacular backdrop to resplendent quetzals, tapirs, monkeys, sloths, and other rainforest residents. Or head to Tortuguero National Park, one of the most remote places in Costa Rica, known for being a primary nesting site of endangered green turtles.
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