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Star Clippers adds Blue Zone experience to Costa Rica Packages
The new 5-night pre-cruise stay in Punta Islita, an area known for exceptional longevity and wellbeing of residents, allows guests to get a taster of life within a Blue Zone destination. Punta Islita Hotel, an eco-resort tucked in hillsides and rainforests will host guests on a Bed & Breakfast basis, inviting them to experience a healthier and more relaxed way of life in a coastal haven. The property is strongly committed to sustainability and community development, whilst promising luxurious and responsible tourism. Guests are invited to experience world-class dining and a range of included activities such as art workshops, bird-watching and hiking, before embarking Star Clipper for a 7-night sailing from Puerto Caldera visiting destinations including Quepos, Golfito, Playa Panama, Bahia Potrero and Islas Tortugas.
Star Clippers’ Blue Zone experience 16-day packages are available on all Costa Rica sailings across the winter 23/24 and winter 24/25 season. The lead-in fare based on 2 adults sharing a category 6 cabin is £6799pp (based on 27th January 2024 departure). The price includes return flights from London Gatwick, 2-nights at Hotel Buena Vista, San Jose, internal flights to Nosara, 5-nights at Punta Islita Hotel, a half-day Blue Zone circuit excursion, 7-night full board sailing on Star Clipper, all additional overseas transfers and port charges.
A recent study highlighted nine healthy principles believed to be at the core of Blue Zone living, which includes prioritising movement and stress relief, having a strong sense of purpose and connecting with the local community. Fay McCormack, General Manager of Star Clippers’ UK GSA said: ‘Blue Zone living aligns perfectly with Star Clippers’ ethos of providing an environment that focuses on and prioritises an eco-friendly, relaxed and immersive experience. We are delighted to be offering a new Blue Zone destination ancillary that fits so well with our brand.’
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