Windstar Cruises, which operates a fleet of three luxury sailing yachts that explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, offers 2012 Costa Rica Sail & Stay Packages which include a Naturally Costa Rica voyage on 148-guest Wind Star and two free hotel nights at a Windstar reserved hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica.
On Windstar’s Naturally Costa Rica voyage, guests sail the unspoiled Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, enjoying the area’s natural beauty and rich mix of marine and exotic wildlife. Windstar’s onboard naturalist shares expert knowledge on the history, flora and fauna of Costa Rica. Seven-day sailings on Wind Star roundtrip from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica visit San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Playas del Coco, Quepos, Bahia Drake, Curu, and Tortuga Island, Costa Rica.
Highlights of the itinerary include the Nicaraguan village of San Juan del Sur which leads to the Masaya Volcano and Granada. Breathtaking views of Playas del Coco. Rainforest adventures that can be had in Quepos. Corcovado National Park, which lies outside Bahia Drake, and is known for scarlet macaws, toucans and four types of monkeys. Curu National Wildlife Refuge featuring a private reserve with primary forest and home to colorful birds, anteaters, sloths, capuchin and howler monkeys. And, Tortuga Island with its palm-fringed beaches—the setting for Windstar’s signature beach barbecue.