8 Day Central America Charter Itinerary - Marina Papagayo to Los Sueños

Costa Rica

Great for Summer and Winter

Costa Rica’s national parks are its greatest glory. The Costa Rican Authorities have set aside one third of the country as protected areas, which has elevated Costa Rica’s star status for eco-tourism. The country has a stunning variety of landscapes, microclimates, flora and fauna; and nature lovers will not be disappointed by amazing wildlife and coastlines. The Pacific Coastline is composed of a combination of private reserves and active villages; with stunning beaches and bays, the area also provides opportunities for land visits, including jungle adventures. Costa Rica’s tropical climate is best enjoyed from December through to April, when the weather is dry and the temperatures are not too high, making it your ideal charter destination for Thanksgiving or Christmas and New year!

  • Day 1

    Anchorage at Bahia Culebra

    Arrive at Liberia Inernational Airport and take a 25 min road transfer to Marina Papagayo.

    Anchorage at Bahia Culebra, which is a few minutes away from the marina Papagayo, and enjoy dinner onboard.

  • Day 2

    Playa Huevos

    Arrive in the morning at Playa Huevos and anchor to the sound of the howler monkeys. This is a beautiful anchorage surrounded by green forest, white sand beaches and small islands, which also give the possibility for a picnic or beach bbq. Dinner can be organised at Prieta restaurant, easily reached by tender and a short drive from Four Seasons beach or marina.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards. Early morning, during the high tide, take a jet ski tour into mangrove palmares. These are narrow water channels between 30m tall trees with huge roots and impressive natural scenery. These can also be visited on kayaks or sups.
    For the adventurous - surfing at witches rock, one of the best waves in Costa Rica. This can be reached via 20 min tender ride from the anchorage.
    Inshore fishing for mahi mahi or roosterfish can be organised, by prior arrangement.
    Introduction to scuba diving with eagle rays, white tips sharks and schooling fish.
    Golf and VIP spa at the four season’s resort by either a short tender ride to the resort’s beach or to Marina Papagayo and travel 20 min by car.
    Helicopter tour to volcano Rincon de la Vieja National Park with a naturalist guide for a full day or half day.
    Visit the canopy forest with its huge trees, wildlife, waterfalls and mud or thermal pools. On site canopy tours (zip-line), panoramic horseback rides and SPA.

  • Day 3

    Playa Conchal

    Early morning, cruise to Playa Conchal to arrive for breakfast (19nm – 1 ½ hrs). Visit Playa Conchal or Playa Zapotal - depending on wind and swell direction one of these wonderful bays will have peaceful conditions and plenty of activities close by.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards.
    Inshore fishing for mahi mahi or roosterfish can be organised, by prior arrangement.
    Possible humpback whale sightings.
    Advanced scuba diving at the cataline islands or for beginners at punta gorda, by prior arrangement.

    Overnight cruise to Tortuga island (93nm – 7hrs).

  • Day 4

    Isla Tortuga

    Breakfast arrival at Isla Tortuga. Tortuga island is considered as the most scenic anchorage in the central pacific coast of Costa Rica.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards in the calm waters between the numerous islets around Isla Tortuga.
    Visit a private natural reserve “Curu” by tender. Take an easy hike with a naturalist guide through primeval forest observing abundant wildlife. Enjoy encounters with birds, monkeys and coatis. Early morning or late afternoons offer the best chance of sightings.
    Offshore fishing for sailfish and marlin by prior arrangement.
    Panoramic tender ride to see interesting geological formations.
    Enjoy the afternoon sunset which is particularly pleasant during the dry season.

    Overnight cruise to Drake Bay (96nm – 7 ½ hrs)

  • Day 5

    Drake Ba

    Breakfast arrival at Drake Bay. Drake Bay is a world heritage site and one of the most bio diverse places on earth. It is located on the edge of the Corcovado National Park.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing or sup boards.
    Inshore/offshore fishing for mahi mahi, yellow fin tuna, roosterfish or sailfish.
    Late morning, during the high tide take at sea kayak/snorkel tour up Rio Aguja, an uncominated clear water small river that comes from the heart of rainforest. This is an unforgettable natural masterpiece. (duration 1 ½ to 2 hrs)
    Canopy tour and jungle horseback ride with waterfalls or hike at Rio Claro/San Pedrillo. Tender and a short “local 4x4 truck” reach this. Fly over the top of rainforest by zip-line. Meet monkeys, scarlet macaws and wildlife during a breath-taking ride down from the hill to a gorgeous pristine beach where the
    tender will pick you up (duration 3 to 4 hrs).
    Mangrove river tour at Rio Sierpe, the biggest mangrove area in Central America. A labyrinth of wide and narrow water channels full of life, where the naturalist guide will help you understand all the secrets of this unique ecosystem (rainforest, crocodiles and iguanas, marine and tropical birds…). This tour needs to be done with a local guide due to the tricky entry/exit in the mouth of the river (duration 2 to 3 hrs).

  • Day 6

    Cano Island

    Morning cruise and breakfast arrival at Isla Del Cano (13nm – 1hr). Cano Island is a national park area, so jet skiing is not allowed.

    Activities:

    Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards.
    Scuba diving in the marine protected area (both advanced and beginner levels available).
    Offshore fishing, by prior arrangement.
    Hike Isla Del Cano National Park.

    Overnight cruise to Golfo Dulce (70nm – 5 ½ hrs)

  • Day 7

    Golfe Dulce

    Wake up at a small bay close to Rincon Golfe Dulce - a spectacular anchorage inside the only tropical fiord in America surrounded by high dense green jungle mountains and little islands.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards.
    Mangrove tour by tender or sea kayak at Rio Esquina, by prior arrangement.
    Visit the monkey sanctuary reached by tender (duration 1 hr).
    Visit the botanical garden (by tender) with a naturalist guide.
    A wonderful tropical paradise with all spices of local flora and spectacular trees (duration 1 ½ hrs).

    Overnight cruise to Playa Herradura (119nm – 9 ¼ hrs)

  • Day 8

    Los Sueños, Playa Herr

    Morning arrival at Playa Herradura, Los Sueños.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards
    Offshore fishing.
    VIP SPA at the Marriot, Los Sueños.
    Sunset cocktail at Villa Caletas with beautiful ocean views (15 min drive).
    Dinner at “El Galeon” restaurant at Marina Los Sueños.

    Departure to San Jose International Airport – 1 ½ hrs by road or 25 min by helicopter. To reach the helicopter landing area a short ride by tender to the marina and 5 min by road to the landing zone. The latest permitted departure by helicopter is 16:45 hrs.

  • Day Optional

    Manuel Antonio National Park

    Sunrise at the Manuel Antonio National Park – the most popular national park in Costa Rica.

    Activities:

    Jet skiing is not allowed.
    Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or sup boards.
    Hike with a naturalist guide into the national park with its primordial forest and spectacular beaches (closed on Mondays and busy on weekends).
    White water rafting tour (Class II and III) at Savegre River (30 min van ride).
    Dinner at Gaia La Luna restaurant or Arenas Del Mar.
    SPA available at the resort.

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