Something for everyone in Costa Rica

You'll have a chance to partake in all kinds of adventures while on a Caribbean cruise, but perhaps no destination offers quite as much variety as Costa Rica.

After disembarking in Puntarenas, you'll have a plethora of options at your fingertips. If you're interested in soaking up the local culture, you'll definitely want to head to the nearby city of San Jose, where you'll have a chance to shop and sample some local cuisine. Be sure to visit the National Theater, which many believe to be the most beautiful building on the island.

San Jose is a good representation of city life in Costa Rica, but the country is worth visiting as well. Pay a visit to the village of Sarachi in order to see local handcrafted work, or tour a coffee plantation to learn about the important role that the crop has had in the country's history.

Of course, Costa Rica is also a top adventure destination. Ziplining through a rainforest canopy is one of the more memorable Caribbean shore excursions that are offered here, but it's far from the only one. Rafting down a rainforest river is definitely an adventure, but it's relaxing enough that you'll be able to take in the scenery as well.

Red eyed tree frog, Costa Rica
Red eyed tree frog, Costa Rica