From Panama to Costa Rica, many cruises to Central America take you on excursions to discover the beaches, rainforests, rivers, and cultural landmarks. Choosing an itinerary that will give you a chance to experience the local culture firsthand, discover nature, and make some unforgettable memories in some of the world’s most beautiful places. Here are the top five adventures to enjoy on a cruise in Central America:

Glass Bottom Boat Tour in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is famous for its blue waters which makes it the perfect destination for a glass bottom boat excursion. You can watch an entire underwater world as you travel along the rugged coastline and admire the stunning views.

Acapulco City Tour

 

It would take a few days and weeks to explore all that Acapulco has to offer but you can discover some of the city’s famous landmarks and historic sites with a city tour. You can visit the Acapulco Diamond Area where you’ll find several resort hotels, including the famous Vidafel Mayan Palace Hotel designed like a Mayan temple.

Zipline Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

 

Millions of people flock to Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the outdoor adventures that await in the forests and waters. Puerto Vallarta is the perfect destination for zip lining and snorkeling. It’s also the perfect destination for ATV adventures and whale watching excursions. Plan on spending at least a full day enjoying the great outdoors during this shore excursion.

Mazatlan City Tour

 

Mazatlan is full of historic landmarks and old ruins ripe for exploring. You’ll want to spend at least a full day taking a tour to see the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, the Dolphin Monument and the Mazatlan Harbor. 

Punta de Este Wine Journey

When you’re visiting Uruguay, you’ll want to make a stop at Punta de Este. Many people don’t realize the area is littered with boutique wineries and vineyards. You can take a guided tour with a locally-owned winery and learn about the history of the vineyard and the winemaking process of the region.