Puerto Caldera Home Port For Cruise Ships

In the Pacific port of Costa Rica a cruise ship route has been inaugurated which will cover the Mesoamerican coast and end in Los Angeles, California.  

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The "Mesoamerican Route" operated by Azamara Club Cruises, a cruise line attached to Royal Caribbean International, starts in Puerto Caldera, ending 14 days later in the U.S.

From a press release from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute:

"For the first time, an international cruise will depart on January 15 from a Costa Rican port to tour the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, as part of a regional strategy called the Mesoamerican Route, promoted jointly by the Institute Costarricense de Turismo and the port and tourism authorities of the countries involved, which will allow international tourists to embark at Puerto Caldera (Home Port) and depart on a trip dubbed in English, as the Amazing Pacific.

According to Allan Flores, Minister of Tourism, this is an event that is part of a strategy to attract cruise ships and is of paramount importance to Costa Rican tourism, mainly because it is the first cruise route in history to start from our country, generating overnight stays by international tourists entering the country prior to boarding the ship, and contributing to the development and marketing of Costa Rican tourism.



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