Tag Archives: Costa Rica

See Active Volcanoes and More in Costa Rica with Disney Cruise Line

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Did you know that you can explore the jungles, volcanoes, beaches and more in Costa Rica with Disney Cruise Line? Puntarenas, Costa Rica, is one of the tropical destinations on the Panama Canal Disney Cruise this April. Puntarenas, meaning “sandy point” in Spanish, sits on a long, narrow peninsula in the Gulf of Nicoya on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. With active volcanoes, cloud forests, fern grottoes and a 264-mile coastline, it is the perfect playground for hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, surfing, snorkeling, fishing and more. Here are a few recommendations for Port Adventures in Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney…

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Poas Volcano & Sarchi – On this adventure, you’ll travel through a stunning mountain landscape to one of the world’s largest craters, an active volcano set 8,500 feet above sea level. At the Poas Volcano National Park, enjoy a one-hour guided tour and fascinating exhibits. Next, savor a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a charming restaurant before traveling to the picturesque town of Sarchi to watch artisans paint wood crafts, leather goods and souvenirs.

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Coribici River Float – Enjoy a relaxing, two-hour trip down the Corobicí River on a river raft filled with excitement as you maneuver class I and II waters. Cruise deep into the jungle, and keep your eyes peeled for howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, marmots, parrots, herons, wood storks, spoonbills and more while you marvel at the magnificent flora along the way. After the rafting experience, fuel up with a delicious home-style Costa Rican lunch.

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Tropical Forest Canopy Zip Line and Aerial Tram Combination – Take to the trees for a scenic tour of Costa Rica’s diverse tropical forest. First, soak up stunning views over the canopy on the Pacific Forest Aerial Tram. Then set off on a zip line adventure, soaring across creeks and small waterfalls through the tropical forest using 15 traverses ranging from 262 feet to 720 feet apart. Back on land, enjoy a Costa Rican lunch, shop for souvenirs and visit the medicinal plant garden, butterfly garden and snake exhibit.

Remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). She would love to help you plan your next cruise at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Adventures by Disney will Enhance Italy Itinerary and Add Teen-Focused Activities

Another new feature for 2014, Adventures by Disney will enhance its current Italy itinerary and add teen-focused activities to existing journeys.

Here’s a sneak peek at the enhanced Italy itinerary: “Viva Italia” 
On this adventure, you will travel to Rome, Florence, Venice, and Tuscany. This enhanced itinerary is perfect for families looking to explore the splendor of one of Europe’s most iconic destinations, complete with newly added VIP experiences. The journey begins in Rome with a private experience at the Colosseum and even a rare after-hours visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Next is a stop in Tuscany to learn the art of pasta in a private cooking class. Then, become immersed in the city with a step back in time to the wonders of the Renaissance on a special tour of the secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio. Finally, unmask the mysteries of Venice with Carnevale, a mask-making activity, and a detective game at the Doge’s Palace.

Adventures by Disney is also adding special teen-focused departures in 2014:
• Peru: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco & Lima – This South American adventure will now include authentic experiences for teens including taking a spin at salsa dancing with the locals and horseback riding through the rugged  landscape. The tales of ancient civilizations will also come alive during a bonfire and stargazing.
• Costa Rica: San José, Tortuguero, Arenal National Park, and Guanacaste – This vacation will be an exotic journey through the lush rainforests and thrilling wildlife of Costa Rica. The adventure will be enhanced with a teen-centric beach party on the country’s pristine sands. The jungles, volcanoes and waters of the region will be forever with families as teens also have the opportunity to partake in photography classes.
• Arizona & Utah: Sedona, Grand Canyon, Arches National Park and Moab – You can venture into the heart of the Southwest with a bike ride through Boynton Canyon in Sedona and an exhilarating hike through the Grand Canyon at sunset, added with teens in mind.

Across six continents, Adventures by Disney takes you on vacations you never dreamed possible, fostering an adventurous environment to build everlasting bonds and heartwarming memories.

Would you like more information on an Adventures by Disney vacation to one of these exciting destinations? Contact spreadingmagic@gmail.com today!