Begin your journey in either Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica or Colón, Panama, depending on the week your cruise departs.
An industrial port complex for both cruise ships and cargo vessels, Puerto Caldera belongs to the Puntarenas Province. The unspoiled natural beauty of the region is one of Puerto Caldera’s main attractions. Its rainforest, which starts just inside the coastline and continues up into the mountain ranges, contain rivers, waterfalls, parks, and wildlife preserves.
Colón’s history has always been defined by the desire for riches of its natural resources. From its gold and silver to its value as a trade route made possible by the Panama Canal, Colón is today known for the Zona Libre – the largest free-trade zone in the Americas.
Far less commercial, the area surrounding the city encompasses pristine beaches, lowland rainforests, splendid colonial architecture, and wonders of modern engineering.
Early evening, board your Windstar yacht, meet the crew, settle in, and relax with your shipmates. Within minutes you’ll begin your cruise en route to many exciting destinations!