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Star Clippers, the specialist cruise line is to offer a new, immersive stay in Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsular in response to increased client interest for the area. The Nicoya region is one of only five Blue Zones, renowned for longer, healthier lives than anywhere else in the world.

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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Source: Star Clippers PR

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