Famous for verdant rainforests and exotic flora and fauna, Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline down to Panama is a wonderland for nature lovers. This itinerary by Ian Garaty, skipper of Plan B, is packed with deserted islands, spellbinding snorkelling and plenty of chances to see the elusive three-toed sloth.
Day 1: Quepos City
Fly into Juan Santamaría Airport in San José and make the scenic two hour drive to meet Plan B in coastal Quepos City, gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its mangrove lagoons and rainforest-lined beaches. Enjoy a private tour of the forests and try to spot capuchin monkeys and three-toed sloths. Later, sip sunset cocktails on Plan B’s vast socialising area on her third deck.