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Discover Costa Rica with Disney Cruise Line

Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is one of the tropical destinations on our Panama Canal Disney Cruise this April. Puntarenas, meaning “sandy point” in Spanish, sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. With active volcanoes, cloud forests, fern grottoes and a 264-mile coastline, it is the perfect playground for hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, fishing and more. Here are a few of my recommendations for Port Adventures…

Poas Volcano & Sarchi - Costa Rica with Disney Cruise Line

Poas Volcano & Sarchi – On this adventure, you’ll travel through a stunning mountain landscape to one of the world’s largest craters, an active volcano set 8,500 feet above sea level. At the Poas Volcano National Park, enjoy a one-hour guided tour and fascinating exhibits. Next, savor a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a charming restaurant before traveling to the picturesque town of Sarchi to watch artisans paint wood crafts, leather goods and souvenirs.

Coribici River Float – Enjoy a relaxing, two-hour trip down the Corobicí River on a river raft filled with excitement as you maneuver class I and II waters. Cruise deep into the jungle, and keep your eyes peeled for howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, marmots, parrots, herons, wood storks, spoonbills and more while you marvel at the magnificent flora along the way. After the rafting experience, fuel up with a delicious home-style Costa Rican lunch.

Tropical Forest Canopy Zip Line and Aerial Tram Combination - Costa Rica with Disney Cruise Line

Tropical Forest Canopy Zip Line and Aerial Tram Combination – Take to the trees for a scenic tour of Costa Rica’s diverse tropical forest. First, soak up stunning views over the canopy on the Pacific Forest Aerial Tram. Then set off on a zip line adventure, soaring across creeks and small waterfalls through the tropical forest using 15 traverses ranging from 262 feet to 720 feet apart. Back on land, enjoy a Costa Rican lunch, shop for souvenirs and visit the medicinal plant garden, butterfly garden and snake exhibit.

Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!

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  • Can’t wait to see this beautiful ship down here!!

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