We will be cruising to Costa Rica and Panama next year and I'm already looking for shore excursions recommendations. Please pass any suggestions on. I have no problem booking with outside companies as this is what we usually do.
I have heard some good things about white water rafting in Costa Rica and have no idea of what to do in Panama.
Also is Costa Rica and Panama Tender ports or do you avtually dock. Thanks everyone and happy cruising.
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Friends of ours were recently on a ship docked in Panama and were advised not to leave the ship due to high crime .Our cruise lated this year has been altered so that it is not docking in Cristobal and instead in Colon and no excursions are being offered due to the crime rate
Both ports are docks. I don't know how long you will be in Panama but if you have never been and the cruise line offers the ferry ride on the canal thru the locks then you can not beat that excursion, it is on that you can really only do thru the ship as the time frame of the excursion. We did it in 08 and will forever remember it.
In Costa Rica we took a tour we found at the dock, they offer a number of them. Ours took us to a banana plantation, on a river cruise and then we had more than enough time so our group decided to eat at a local resturant, The food was good.
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