Bordered by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and combining for over 7,500 km of coastline, Costa Rica and Panama are perfectly suited to be discovered by boat as some of the more remote islands and bays are only accessed via water.
Sailing along the Pacific coast, visitors can experience some of the best wildlife with stops at the Osa Peninsula and Manuel Antonio as well as seldom visited islands like Cebaco and the Pearl Islands. A visit to the local Embera village adds a cultural component to round out a relaxing and fulfilling cruise experience.
Our suggested Costa Rica cruising itineraries
Each of these itineraries features an element, big or small, of experiencing Costa Rica by boat. As we’ve discovered, cruising lets you slow the pace and gain a different — sometimes exclusive — perspective on a destination. As with all our itineraries, treat these as just inspiration for your uniquely created trip.
Boats and ships selected by our specialists
Ranging from luxurious floating hotels to far simpler options, the selection of Costa Rica cruise vessels you can choose from all have one thing in common: they offer unparalleled access to sights well off the beaten track.