Take a historic journey through the Panama Canal and watch this feat of engineering marvel as the pass through three sets of locks along this 51 mile long water bridge. A nine hour journey through the canal where lush rainforests of Costa Rica border the shores and take in the cultural nuances of Cartagena and then watch the cliff divers off Acapulco!.
Cruises in Panama Canal :
The Panama Canal links the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean - the cruise will take you through the locks of the canal and you will see stupendous views on either side of dense forests as you glide through. For a choice of cruise lines you have Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and also Azamara Club Cruises that offer eastbound and westbound cruises through the Panama Canal.
Cruise Highlights :
While you cruise through the Panama Canal watch the stunning scenic beauty of the area, the clean glistening beaches, the sheer cliff drops and the lush tropical forest of Costa Rica. A wonderful journey you will be glad you took. Of course the icing on the cake is the Canal itself!
Panama Canal Destinations :
The Panama Canal cruise is one of a kind. Sail through this 80 kms long engineering feat and enjoy Costa Rica nd Guatemala. This is a cruise not to be missed!
Cartagena has appealing colonial style buildings, the alleyways and streets lined with charming little houses that never fails to please. Cartagena exudes history and a good place to start your tour of this town is the quaint 'Walled City'. Later relax on the beach and spend the evening taking in the nightlife the town has to offer.
Cabo, as it is affectionately known is the perfect getaway for people looking to relax and unwind. The welcoming people, the laidback atmosphere, the beautiful bays and the exciting nightlife all go to making Cabo the preferred escape route it is.
Colon lies next to the entrance of the Panama Canal and is surrounded by historical sights - see the massive Gatun Locks and don't miss the site of the Panama Railroad or the Portobela National Park.
Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala is a fascination area. Enjoy the aromatic coffee plantations as well as the rolling sugar cane ones. Stunning beauty ' one that you are sure to fall in love with.
Panama Canal is the highlight of your cruise. The 80 km journey through the Canal is an outstanding engineering feat. As you glide through the Canal with it intricate system of locks and gates, watch the scenic beauty around.
Puntarenas is an advertisement for eco tourism. Ride through rain forest and see macaws and monkeys in their natural habitat, see hundred year old trees, go river rafting or enjoy the magnificent views from Pura Vida of the majestic cascading waterfalls. After that shop for the best Costa Rican coffee to take home with you.
San Diego is where the beach is a way of life - swimming, water sports, sunbathing . San Diego has 93 golf courses where you can play a round of golf or for some family fun head to SeaWorld to catch a sight of Shamu the whale!
Best time to cruise :
Cruise in March and April through the Panama Canal.
Must Dos :
- In Cabo, try your hand at kayaking in the Sea of Cortes
- Ride on horseback in the Valley of Monkeys in Puntarenas