Explore the coasts of Central America, from Costa Rica’s lush jungles to Mexico’s color and culture. Lush rainforests, prehistoric ruins, mythical vestiges of Mesoamerican tradition ... walk in the footsteps of indigenous peoples who advanced civilization itself.
Venture into one of Mexico’s ancient Mayan ruins, Chichén Itzá. Explore the remnants of the city ruled by King Quetzalcóatl that attracts millions each year on a guided tour of the grounds. Here, a local expert will delve into the history behind the ruins and of course, the iconic pyramid structure – the Temple of Kukulcán.Find your voyage
The colors of the rainbow adorn the restored façades of historic buildings lining this port’s cobblestone streets. Attractions include Puerto de Tierra, Palacio de Centro Cultural, and Fort San Miguel. The local Campechanos – which means “good-natured” – have a reputation for welcoming visitors to their quiet beaches and vibrant Tukulná handicrafts market.Find your voyage
Mexico & Costa Rica Cruises
Mexico and Costa Rica FAQs
How long is a Mexico and Costa Rica cruise?
American Queen Voyages offer six itineraries to Mexico and Costa Rica for you to choose from. The cruises focus on different regions of Central America and vary in duration.
If you are intrigued by the famous destinations of Baja California Sur, then the eight-day and five-port cruise from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta is ideal for you.
If the hidden gems and emerald coasts of Mexico and magical jungles of Costa Rica appeal to you more, then pick the nine-day, seven-port journey from Puerto Vallarta to San Jose or the all-encapsulating 15-day and 10-port cruise from San Diego to San Jose.
What are some of the most popular destinations to visit on a Mexico and Costa Rica Cruise?
Baja California, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is an iconic destination. Known for its beaches, picturesque rock formation “El Arco”, and marine wildlife, Cabo San Lucas is a bucket-list vacation spot. Further south, Puerto Vallarta’s colorful streets will delight, and new flavors will excite. Take a long stroll down the iconic boardwalk stopping for refreshing dips in azure waters, sail off the coast in search of marine wildlife, sample local seafood and the best tequila in the region, or learn how to cook traditional Mexican dishes. Passing by the emerald coast of Oaxaca, the nine bays of Huatulco, Mexico, will steal your heart. It’s no wonder that Huatulco’s impeccable nature and beaches made an appearance in a film where characters chase a fictitious beach. While not as well-known as its Caribbean Sea counterparts, Huatulco offers more than idyllic beaches. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to encounter Oaxaca’s rich heritage, and explore local specialties such as chocolate, mole, and mescal.
The dreamy name of this top Costa Rican destination is a spoiler alert. Playas del Coco, as the name suggests, are unspoiled beaches and luscious jungle backdrops. There are plenty of water activities to keep you entertained, like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and surfing. But there are also hiking trails through national park grounds and horseback riding. And while docking in Puerto Caldera, you will get the opportunity to meet monkeys, sloths, and the diverse local bird population as you wander the magical nature reserves in Monteverde. From the Arenal volcano to the vibrant capital of San Jose, your cruise will be engraved in your memory for a lifetime.
What’s included in a Mexico and Costa Rica Cruise?
Mexico and Costa Rica cruises with American Queen Voyages include high-quality amenities and luxurious and spacious staterooms to ensure you feel at home away from home. Included in the cost of the cruise you will be welcomed with a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, ground transfers between hotel and vessel, personally tailored and expertly crafted unlimited guided tours, unlimited beverages at open bars and lounges, acclaimed cuisine in multiple venues, in-room dining, unlimited Wi-Fi, and live entertainment and enrichment onboard. Airfare is not included in the price of the cruise and should be organized by guests separately.