Costa Rica & Panama Canal
 
Puerto Caldera to Colón
Sat Mar 8, 2025 - Sat Mar 15, 2025,
 7 days
 on Wind Star
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ITINERARY AND SHORE EXCURSIONS

The best on land brought to you by the best at sea. Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions. You don't want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that's exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursion are created to provide authentic local experience - the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,500 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff, or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

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Port
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Depart
Watersports
Platform
Shore
Excursions
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Sat Mar 8
Puerto Caldera
Arrive:
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, the small town of Puerto Caldera is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions, perfect for travelers who like more off the beaten path destinations where the native Tico lifestyle can be experienced. It is the gateway to San Jose, Jaco and the big city of Puntarenas, plus Los Suenos and Tortuga Island. Carara National Park is nearby, the rainforest home to crocodiles, over 400 species of birds and is considered the most likely place to see scarlet macaws.
Sun Mar 9
Quepos
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
6 Available
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The former banana-exporting town of Quepos is your basecamp for a day of rainforest adventure. Take a walk along trails that weave up to waterfalls, or ride horseback to a beautiful jungle pool. A float trip through a mangrove swamp populated by monkeys, crocodiles, egrets, and herons is also available. Or you may choose a nature walk through Manuel Antonio National Park, with its lovely beaches, easy trails, and abundant animal life. 
6 Shore Excursions Available
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Quepos: Mangrove Wildlife & Boat Cruise Wildlife | Refreshments | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$139Per Person
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Quepos: Traditional Culinary Experience Dining | Culture | Essentials Collection
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$199Per Person
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Quepos: Concierge Collection: Rainforest Extravaganza *Concierge Collection | Dining | Hiking | Sightseeing | Wildlife
Duration5.75 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$159Per Person
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Quepos: Rainforest Horseback, Cascades & BBQ Horseback | Dining | Wildlife | Essentials Collection
Duration5.75 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$149Per Person
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Quepos, Concierge Collection: Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure Watersports | Outdoors | Dining | Culture | Concierge Collection
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$195Per Person
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Quepos, Beyond-Ordinary: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature WalkBeach | Beyond Ordinary Collection | Outdoors | Refreshments | Walking | Wildlife
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$135Per Person
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Mon Mar 10
Golfo Dulce
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Picture Jurassic foliage growing down steep hillsides all the way to the waterline, the hoots  of monkeys echoing through trees choked by orchids. Golfo Dulce is one of Costa Rica’s most biodiverse areas, where both the jungle and the sea brim with life. Explore the canals by kayak in search of javelinas, butterflies, and more bird species than in all of North America. This port is accessed with a wet landing.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: Chocolate Farm - A Sweet Experience Outdoors | Wildlife | Refreshments | Walking | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$179Per Person
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Golfo Dulce: Dolphin Watch & Enchanted Beach Wildlife | Beach | Boating | Refreshments | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
$199Per Person
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Golfo Dulce: Oceans & Canals Kayaking Watersports | Wildlife | Refreshments | Beach | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelStrenuous
$149Per Person
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Puerto Jimenez, Sloth Walking TrailsConcierge Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing | Refreshments | Walking | Wildlife
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$195Per Person
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Tue Mar 11
Isla Parida
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
4 Available
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Located within a Nature Preserve of 50 islands, and part of Chiriqui Marine National Park lovely Isla Parida boasts magnificent beaches, one of which is over 1,300 feet long.  The crystal clear waters stay at 82 degrees year round and are filled with marine life. There are numerous hardwood trees like teak, mahogany, and eucalyptus, and fruit trees like mango, banana and coconut trees. Here you will be treated to Windstar's Signature Beach Party on a secluded beach that faces the Pacific Ocean.
4 Shore Excursions Available
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Isla Parida, Archipelago Cruising for Dolphins & MonkeysBoating | Essentials Collection | Outdoors | Sightseeing | Wildlife
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$205Per Person
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Isla Parida, Concierge Collection: Chiriqui Gulf Fishing Tour Wildlife | Boating | Watersports | Concierge Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$625Per Person
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Isla Parida, Hiking on Parida Island Hiking | Sightseeing | Wildlife | Essentials Collection
Duration2.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$75Per Person
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Isla Parida, Island Hopping with Snorkel Boating | Sightseeing | Snorkeling | Essentials Collection
Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$165Per Person
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Wed Mar 12
AT SEA
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Thu Mar 13
Balboa / Fuerte Amador
Arrive:8:00 AM
Depart:5:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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One of the entrances to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side, Balboa/Fuerte Amador was founded in 1519 and is a short distance from Panama City.  In 2012 Balboa was ranked #1 in Latin America in the category of world's busiest container ports. Sightseeing highlights include the colonial homes, the Administration Building, the Goethals Memorial, the Prado, and the local handicraft markets of traditional Panamanian crafts.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Balboa, Gamboa Aerial Tram Outdoors | Wildlife | Sightseeing | Essentials Collection
Duration4.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$125Per Person
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Balboa, Panama Canal: The Past & FutureCulture | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing
Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelEasy-Moderate
$225Per Person
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Balboa, Panama City & Miraflores LocksCulture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | UNESCO | Walking
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$119Per Person
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Balboa, Monkey Watch Outdoors | Wildlife | Boating | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$129Per Person
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Balboa, Authentic Emberá Indigenous VillageBoating | Concierge Collection | Culture | Refreshments
Duration6 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$149Per Person
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Fri Mar 14
Panama Canal
Arrive:4:00 AM
Depart:6:00 PM
Watersports Platform: 
At nearly 48 miles long, on your transit through the Panama Canal you will enter three sets of locks that raise and lower the vessel 85 feet between the calm Pacific Ocean and the shimmering waters of the Atlantic. Your voyage features a daylight hours transit with numerous observation vantage points for outside viewing and comfortable indoor air-conditioned lounges. Expert onboard commentary enhances your journey as you watch the day to day workings of this bucket list experience.
Sat Mar 15
Colón
Arrive:7:00 AM
Depart:
Watersports Platform: 
5 Available
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Explore the inner workings of the Panama Canal, head into the jungle to meet with Embera Indians, or take an aerial tram ride through the rainforest canopy.
5 Shore Excursions Available
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Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$159Per Person
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Colon, Agua Clara Visitor Center with Transfer to Airport Sightseeing | Walking | Essentials Collection
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$159Per Person
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Colon: Agua Clara Visitor Center with Transfer to HotelEssentials Collection | Sightseeing | Walking
Duration3.5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$159Per Person
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Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel Sightseeing | UNESCO | Essentials Collection
Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate-Strenuous
$159Per Person
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Colon, Conicerge Collection: Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Windstar Hotel Transfer Culture | Dining | Boating | Walking | Concierge Collection
Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
$345Per Person
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