There are adventurous travelers and there are travelers who really enjoy being pampered more than a great adventure. I have vacationed the complete spectrum, I have pinched pennies while vacationing in Gatlinburg Tennessee and stayed in a very expensive vacation home with a private maid in Saint Jean de Luz, France. I will admit that the vacation home with a private maid was a nice way to experience France.
But, I am an adventurer at heart probably born from my days as a kid where I grabbed a fishing pole or net and waded creeks and ponds to see what was there. My favorite type of travel is where you see things up close and personal with exposure to the people, culture and wildlife. This might require you to hop on a rubber landing raft and land on a beach where no one lives or it might require you to reach down and pet a whale. Adventurers run between 8 and 98 years old generally.
This is quite an exploration, a Costa Rica vacation combined with transiting the Panama Canal. Many people do not have a preconceived notion of Costa Rica but it is a great place for people who like to see new things. You will see rainforests with nearly 400 species of birds, monkeys, sloths and more. In the ocean waters there have been 69 species of fish identified. Whether you are in the rainforest, snorkeling, kayaking or beach exploring there are many new things to see on this trip. Panama has the Canal but it also has The description begins on an optional land tour before a cruise. Each has been identified separately as land or cruise.
Your Costa Rica and Panama Canal Vacation
Optional Land Day 1 in Costa Rica – Arrive at the Courtyard by Marriott San Jos