Baja to Costa Rica: Whales and Wilderness

14 Days
San Diego to San Jose
From (NZD)
$ 17,970
Dates & Pricing

2020 San Diego > San Jose

The Wonders of Latin America

Mexico and Costa Rica await as you set sail from the Gulf of California, through the storied waters of the Sea of Cortez and down the coastline of Latin America.
Soak in the views of the rugged tropical mountains, endemic wildlife, cobblestone streets and the breathtaking seaside of the Mexican Riviera. Observe the rich marine wildlife of playful sea lions, dolphins, tortoises and dozens of species of fish that will leave you fascinated.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
14 days
Departure City:
San Diego
Return City:
San Jose

Selected Itinerary

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - San Diego, United States of America

    Board Scenic Eclipse, your home away from home to explore the beautiful Mexican Riviera and Costa Rica.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the Theatre, or make time for your own fitness regime. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At Sea

    Enjoy your time on board at leisure. Try a game of bridge or canasta in the Observatory Lounge or take some time out to relax in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - La Paz, Mexico

    La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is known for its seafront Malecón promenade with beaches, parks and art by Mexican and international artists.


    Head towards San Rafaelito Island for the chance to snorkel with a small colony of Californian sea lions, or spend the day exploring this charming town. Alternatively, kayak or paddle board at Balandra Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Isla Cerralvo

    Isla Cerralvo is currently known as Isla Jacques Cousteau after being renamed in late 2009 after the renowned French oceanographer who ran a number of underwater expeditions around the island and surrounding areas.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Puerto Vallarta

    Puerto Vallarta is a town on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, known for its beaches and water sports. It is also where Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor filmed John Huston’s ‘The Night of the Iguana’. 


    Immerse yourself in the rural beauty that surrounds with an off road adventure, or explore the charming south region of Vallarta, rich in natural beauty, history, and heritage. Alternatively, visit one of Mexico’s greatest treasures, San Sebastian.


    As the stars appear in the sky in the heart of the steamy tropical rainforest at Las Caletas, experience a dazzling world-class show depicting the Aztec creation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At Sea

    Enjoy a relaxed day at sea on board Scenic Eclipse. There is ample time to rejuvenate.  Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or try one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Acapulco

    Acapulco, a beach resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is set on a large bay backed by the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. 


    Assist with the conservation of the sea turtles by releasing baby turtles at Bonfil Beach, or explore the highlights of Acapulco and see the death-defying feats of its high cliff divers, or if you’re feeling active, head to Roqueta Island for a hike.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Relaxation and rediscovery are yours to enjoy at leisure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala


    Drive into the mountains to beautiful old Antigua, once the country’s colonial capital, and discover its lovely bougainvillea-draped buildings and breathtaking views of emerald volcanoes, or travel to the famed Lake Atitlan and enjoy time in a small community where the Mayan culture remains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Acajutla, El Salavador

    Acajutla, El Salvador offers an authentic look at life along the Pacific coast of Central America.


    Visit what is known as the most important natural remnant  of the country, El Imposible National Park, or discover the fascinating Mayan civilisation at the archaeological site of San Andrés. Alternatively, learn the history of the region, including where some of the best coffee in the world is grown, or choose to have a unique gastronomic experience visiting a cocoa hacienda.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Corinto, Nicaragua

    Nicaragua’s largest port, Corinto sits on an island connected to the mainland by bridges. Nicaragua is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the area offers long stretches of white sand and clear blue waters.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Bahia Culebra > Marina Papagayo

    One of Bahía Culebra’s main features is the excellent quality of its waters that house a valuable natural ecosystem.


    Snorkel around Flamingo Beach and discover an enchanting marine world, or choose a Costa Rican cultural experience, where you will get a taste of how ancestors used to live in the 19th century. Alternatively, if you like adventure, zip line through the Papagayo Canopy, ride horseback across some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful surroundings or try white water rafting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Puerto Caldera > San José, Costa Rica

    Your cruise ends this morning in Puerto Caldera as you say farewell to your crew. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to San José airport for your flight homeward.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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