Ports of Call
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World renowned for its distinctive mixture of golden beaches, Sierra Madre Mountains and tropical jungles. Witness the famous divers of La Quebrada, who soar from 136-foot rocky cliffs into the surf, and enjoy its warm Mexican tradition. The fantastic view of Acapulco Bay is one of the most romantic scenarios in the world.
Balboa sits proudly at the first lock on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal, next to the region’s capital of Panama City. Souvenir hunters are sure to find molas, the colorful appliques made by Cuna Indians.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Only 30 years old, the town of Cabo San Lucas was originally a fishing village. Today it is a world-renowned resort with hotels, restaurants, shops, golfing, fishing, and more all in a beautiful nature locale.
Catalina Island, Dominican Republic
Catalina is an island paradise near the Dominican Republic, protected by an impressive coral barrier reef. Life here is spent between water sports, dancing and all kinds of entertainment, or simply taking it easy.
The second-largest city in Panama, only a few hours drive from the canal country`s capital; Colon, which owes its name to its discoverer, Christopher Columbus, is today the most active and dynamic port in Panama. Its frenetic activity is a key factor in the country`s economy and, during the last 20 years, both commercial and passenger traffic has undergone exponential growth. Colon is, generally speaking, the major import-export gateway in Panama, thus making it one of the cornerstones of the national economy.
Cozumel’s pristine beaches, colorful marine life, and excellent water sport opportunities appeal to a wide variety of visitors. Passengers may also opt to visit the Maya ruins at San Gervasio if time permits.
Cristobal is Panama’s gateway to the Atlantic. This bustling port handles hundreds of ships each week as they enter or exit the Canal. It is our portal to Panama’s capital city.
Overlooking lovely Bahna de Todos Santos, it is famous for its kindred blend of fishing port, beaches and cosmopolitan center. It is also the gateway for Baja’s outback; colorful mountains, rock gardens and pine forests.
A small fishing village built on a peninsula, Mazatlan is surrounded by three hills and extraordinary scenery. Be sure to see the Malecon, a combination sea wall and walkway avenue that circles nearly the entire town.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
A real symbol of Caribbean identity, Montego Bay is built up around the heart of the city, the port. Lively and relaxed Mobay, as the Jamaicans call it, has a criss-cross of streets leading to wonderful beaches
Panama Canal (passing), Panama
One of the wonders of the Modern Age, the Panama Canal is a monument to technology and human effort. In Gatun Locks, the ship will be raised 85 feet above sea level before sailing through the Canal to exit in the Pacific Ocean.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
From Playa del Carmen, you may take an excursion to explore Maya ruins and marvel at achievements of the ancient civilization. Or, you may simply enjoy the sea, sun, and sand in this charming port.
Progresso (Merida), Mexico
This is the port city of Merida, a former Maya city now the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan state. It portrays a combination of modern buildings and the splendor of Colonial Mexico. Due to its central location it is a gateway to the accident Maya ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Puerto Limón, or more simply, Limón, is one of the historically most active ports on Costa Rica`s Atlantic coast. A relatively new city and not particularly large, it owes its substantial and impressive development, which has made it the principal city in the province of the same name, to the dynamic activity of its port. The city was founded on the edge of a populous community of natives from the Cariari tribe, who resisted the establishment of a city in their area. Commercial traffic in cacao, bananas and fruit, of which the province is one of the country`s major producers, made the founding of a city (in 1871) and the immediate development of its infrastructures necessary. Once the port and railway had been developed (Puerto Limòn is today still one of the most important stops on the line that takes the Northern Railway from the north towards San José), the growth of the city was rapid.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
While maintaining its traditional Mexican roots, it offers all the amenities of a top quality Beach cosmopolitan area. Due to its geographic diversity, you may enjoy scenic mountains, jungles, rivers, waterfalls, dolphin watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, many other water sports and cultural sites which will make your visit a most pleasant one.
San Blas Islands, Panama
The 365 San Blas Islands range from uninhabited to those populated by the Cuna Indians, who have managed to preserve their distinctive customs and costumes. The Indians are famous for their beautiful craftsmanship, especially the hand-sewn appliques called ‘molas’.