Eye on the World: Panama & Costa Rica with Windstar Cruises

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During the course of seven days, I sailed over calm Pacific waters through the Panama Canal and to Costa Rica for Windstar Cruises’ first-ever President’s Cruise. On board, I listened to informative talks led by a naturalist and Costa Rica native Gustavo, learned how to prepare citrus-cured atlantic salmon and tiramisu at a cooking demonstration led by Windstar chefs, and watched as local school children depicted Costa Rica’s rich history through song and dance. On shore, I snorkeled among reef fish in the waters off Isla Parida, Panama; zipped through the dense rainforest canopy in Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park; and spotted rainbow grasshoppers, howler monkeys and sloths (of the two-toed and three-toed variety) in Manuel Antonio Park. While some of my favorite moments weren’t captured (for the safety of my new phone), I’ve brought the rest to you in this photo slideshow.