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Welcome to the Costa Rica! Get ready to explore some of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet in spectacular national parks, beautiful sandy beaches and mind-blowing tropical fjords.
Welcome to Costa Rica! You will join the yacht in Los Sueños Marina, located a spectacular 25 minute helicopter ride away from San Jose Airport.
The marina is part of the Los Sueños Ocean and Golf Resort, with a spa, lively bars and of course golf on offer. Jaco with its fabulous restaurants and Playa Herradura (also known as Bahia Herradura) are close by, famous for their black sandy beaches dotted with palm trees.
Enjoy a sunset cruise on the tender to get the best views of the coastline, you have the option to make use of the on board water toys, take a walk on the beach or even partake in some inshore fishing to end your first day.
Today you will cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya towards Tortuga, this protected area of islets offers white sandy beaches lined with swaying palm trees, as well as tropical forests where you can take part in adventures up in the canopies.
All of the local islands are protected seabird sanctuaries, there are many different species to see, including pelicans. Snorkel and paddle board in the surrounding waters, stopping off at secluded pristine beaches to sunbathe and explore. Keep a look out for spinner dolphins that frequent the area.
Enjoy a beach barbecue in the evening followed by sundowners under the stars back on board.
Wake in the aquatic paradise that is Quepos, this area is renowned for its ocean life and fantastic big-game fishing opportunities. You will have the opportunity to catch tuna, blue marlin, sailfish and mahi mahi.
If fishing is not your preferred activity the snorkelling in the area is out-of-this-world, the waters are filled with beautiful tropical fish and sea turtles.
Still not quenching your thirst for excitement? Venture to the mouths of the estuary with a private guide in search of the elusive American crocodile…
For those who prefer land-based activities, there are also plenty of beach bars and local shops to discover in the village.
The Quepos region is renowned for the amazing National Park Manuel Antonio. After breakfast you will arrive at the park by tender ready for a day of discovery and adventure.
You will follow the easily navigable trail with a local guide, looking out for the four different species of monkey (capuchin, squirrel, mantled howler and white-headed) that dwell in the lush rainforest canopies. Also keep a look out for spot armadillos and sloths wandering around!
Head back on board for lunch and in the afternoon you can make use of the on board water toys and enjoy more spectacular snorkelling sites.
In the evening enjoy dinner and cocktails on board anchored in the protected Marina Pez Vela.
Hidden amongst dense rainforest, Drake Bay was discovered by Sir Francis Drake during his voyage around the world in the 16th century. It is now one of the most exclusive resorts on the planet and wonderfully preserved due to conservation efforts.
After a morning exploring the bay you will head out to what feels like Jurassic Park; the Isla Cano Biological Marine Reserve. Look out for the five different species of dolphin that inhabit the waters, as well as the humpback whales that migrate through the waters twice a year with their calves.
The protected tropical waters surrounding the island offer world-class snorkelling and diving, with whale sharks, manta rays, mesmerising schools of pelagic fish and wonderfully healthy coral reefs to see.
Discover the island’s estuaries up-close by kayak or paddle board, looking out for scarlet macaws, howler monkeys and freshwater turtles as you explore this corner of paradise.
The Corcovado National Park is a reserve located on the southwest of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, it protects 13 major eco systems and is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world, with 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity residing within the park.
Explore the park with a local expert, discovering many different species of monkeys, birds, amphibians and insects, this is certainly a place where you will need your camera at the ready! The trails are a joy to hike, they are clearly marked and easy to navigate as you ascend through the primary rainforest.
The park’s spectacular waterfalls provide the perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim and fantastic photos before you make your way back to the yacht for dinner.
For your last full day on board you will wake up in the hidden gem that is Golfo Dulce, anchoring off Matapalo. It is one of only three tropical fjords in the world and twice as big and deeper than any other!
The area offers peace and quiet, the perfect opportunity to reflect on your trip. There are very few tourist attractions in the area, just you, the yacht, waterfalls and the diverse wildlife. Spinner and bottlenose dolphins can be found in the bay all year round as well as an array of other marine life including humpback whales, turtles and tropical fish.
Spend the afternoon on one of the nearby secluded beaches, snorkelling, sunbathing with cocktails and making use of the water toys.
You will wake up back in Playa Herradura after the an overnight voyage. You will disembark in Los Suenos Marina where you will take the helicopter back to San José Airport.