Cuba & Costa Rica Blog
About this blog
Written by Cuba and Costa Rica expert Christopher P. Baker, this blog will update readers on life in these two diverse and exciting countries.
- Last blog post on Costa Rica and Cuba
- First-ever group motorcycle tours of Cuba successful
- Cuba’s Mariel port readying for Panama Canal expansion
- Musings on wildlife encounters on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
- Cuba’s Steam Trains puffing their last gasp
- My top five thrilling activities in Costa Rica
- Cuba’s fun February festivals include Harleys, Books, Cigars
- Five top volcano viewing experiences in Costa Rica
- New road along Costa Rica / Nicaraguan border mired
- Cuba’s Hotel Campoamor at Cojímar to be restored?
- Cuban revolutionary Celia Sánchez honored in new book
- Christmas challenge for Costa Rica’s sexually abused girls
- Costa Rica opens Chinatown in downtown San José
- David Soul films Hemingway’s car restoration in Cuba
- National Geographic Expeditions receives license for Cuba tours
Join me on a National Geographic Expeditions cruise-tour of Costa Rica and the Panama Canal
Once gain, I'm privileged to have been invited by National Geographic Expeditions to act as trip expert on the company's 8-day "Costa Rica and the Panama Canal" cruise-tours. I'll be escorting the January 23-30 and January 30-February 06, 2010 trips. Please join me!
This will be the second year in a row that I've worked with NGE, and the sixth time I've participated on a similar cruise along this route. The faculty on board the vessel – the 62-passenger 'National Geograpic Sea Lion' – includes biologists and other experts who enhance your learning pleasure.
As you'd imagine, the trips focus on natural history, with daily trips ashore to remote wilderness areas in search of monkeys, sloths, and similar fabulous creatures. There's snorkeling, too, and kayaking around the tiny islands of the Gulf of Panama, as well as the fascinating passage through the Panama Canal. On day trips, we'll go ashore by Zodiak, which grant opportunities to explore remote places few other people get to see.
I invite you to join me on these exciting and intimate cruises.