Nowhere else in the world can you find a concentration of wildlife like that of Central America – in particular Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica alone has over 840 identified species of birds and with over a quarter of the country identified as national parks, these protected areas are a naturalist’s dream. Famous for its manmade canal, Panama is also home to 940 avian species, as well as 125 mammal species endemic to this country. RCGS Resolute is the ideal vessel to explore this region due to its large outdoor decking areas and large, panoramic viewing platforms. Our adventure begins in San Jose, Costa Rica, where we will meet at a central location before transferring to Puerto Caldera on the coast. From the Nicoya Peninsula we will work our way south, visiting four different national parks or protected areas. Our small ship gives us unprecedented access to the colourful bays and hidden coves of this lush, tropical coastline.
When RCGS Resolute drops anchor, we’ll launch our zodiacs, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards, so you can explore even further in guided small groups. You will also be able to explore on foot, hiking the trail network of the parks, or strolling along the white sandy beaches. After a week we will leave this tropical paradise and head for Panama City, journeying down one of the modern wonders of the world – the Panama Canal. The penultimate day of our voyage will be spent travelling from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, through the 100-year old canal. We will end our voyage in Colon, Panama.
Scarlet Macaw, Yellow-billed Cotinga, Black-cheeked Ant Tanager, Finsch’s Parakeet, Coiba Spinetail, Keel-billed & Yellow-throated Toucans,
Whale Shark, Mantled Howler, Coiba Island Howler & Central American Spider Monkeys, White-faced Capuchin, Central American Squirrel Monkey, Hoffmann’s Two-toed & Brown-throated Sloths, Spinner, Common Bottlenose & Spotted Dolphins
island archipelago, pelagic, mangroves, beeches, lowland rainforest, city parkland
warm and humid in the lowlands with a cool breeze at sea
Red-eyed Treefrog, snorkelling, Panama Canal, Colon, Casco Viejo, Panamanian Hat, Gulf of Panama, Pearl Islands, Isla Del Ray, Isla Saboga, Granito de Oro, Coiba Island, Golfo de Montijo, Osa Peninsula, Golfo Dulce, Osa Peninsula, Punta Cathedral, Punta Serrucho, Nicoya Peninsula