Bounty of the Canal

Bounty of the Canal

Costa Rica and Panama Luxury Holiday from Ker & Downey

This customizable Costa Rica and Panama luxury holiday explores some of the most beautiful and bountiful regions of Central America. Best described as “10 days in paradise”, your journey begins along the untouched coastlines of southern Costa Rica and concludes in Panama amid the fertile plantations of Boquete and the modern engineering marvels of Panama City’s famed Panama Canal.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive San José / Hotel Grano de Oro

  • Day 2:

    Puntarenas / Playa Cativo (B,L,D)

  • Day 3:

    Puntarenas / Playa Cativo (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Puntarenas / Playa Cativo (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Boquete / Panamonte Inn & Spa (B)

  • Day 6:

    Boquete / Panamonte Inn & Spa (B)

  • Day 7:

    Boquete / Panamonte Inn & Spa (B)

  • Day 8:

    Panama City / Bristol Panama (B)

  • Day 9:

    Panama City / Bristol Panama (B)

  • Day 10:

    Panama City / Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Ker & Downey's Costa Rica and Panama luxury holiday begins with an evening of relaxation in San José amid the Victorian beauty of Hotel Grano de Oro. After a good night's rest, retreat to the rainforest-meets-beach serenity of Playa Cativo along Costa Rica's untouched southern peninsula. Your three days here are an invitation to completely immerse yourself within the secluded nature of Piedras Blancas National Park and the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce and Cativo Bay. Accompanied by Playa Cativo's onsite ecologist, every activity guarantees intimate encounters with the biologically diverse wonders on land and sea, as well as farm-to-table gourmet meals and romantic Pacific Ocean views upon your return.

Say farewell to the luxurious nature of southern Costa Rica and cross the border into Panama's beautiful Chiriquí region, or the "Land of Eternal Spring". Your Panama luxury holiday continues in the charming town of Boquete, where the bucolic comforts of Panamonte Inn & Spa promise a taste of an expat's life in paradise. Each morning, wake to the sound of birdsong and rushing rivers and delight in family grown and freshly roasted coffee -- the perfect jumpstart to any day. Get to the heart of the Chiriquí Highlands by setting out on a day hike along the famous Quetzal Trail (widely considered the best hiking trail in Panama) and by touring the many coffee plantations that dot the volcanic hillsides for a glimpse into their processes and a taste of their final product.

The final destination on your Panama luxury holiday is in Central America's most attractive metropolis, Panama City. Your accommodations at the Bristol Panama are consistently ranked as the best in Panama -- as well as the top 10 in Latin America -- and are the perfect springboard for your all-encompassing experience in the country's capital. Take time to meander through the city's Casco Viejo (Old Town), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and look out for its notable interspersing of French architecture. The cornerstone of your stay is a full-day exploration of the Panama Canal, beginning at the Gatún Locks on the Atlantic side of the Canal. Witness the ships and freighters make their 50-mile journey from Pacific to Caribbean and tour the expansion efforts currently underway for a deeper look into the historical context and future aspirations of the Panama Canal and the region it continues to influence.

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