Silversea Luxury Cruises A Puerto Caldera

Costa Rica's major Pacific port on the Gulf of Nicoya provides visitors with the opportunity for trips into Costa Rica's interior, renowned for its unspoiled nature and beautiful scenery. Costa Rica boasts a privileged location between two oceans at the southern end of Central America. It was discovered by Columbus in September of 1502 during his last voyage. Unfounded rumours of vast gold treasures led to the name of Costa Rica (Rich Coast). Spaniards from northern Spain settled mainly in the Central Valley. Independence from Spain was declared in 1821. View more

To supplement farming income, the government looked for a product that could be exported and taxed for revenue. It was found in coffee, introduced from Panama in 1791 with two bags of seeds. Costa Rica was the first Central American country to cultivate coffee in the rich volcanic soil of the Central Valley. Free land was offered to coffee growers, resulting in a peasant landowning class. In 1825, small quantities of coffee were carried on mule-back to the ports to be exported. By 1846, the transport was carried out in oxcarts. A few years later there was a substantial flow to overseas markets; this increased with the opening of a railway from San Jose to Puerto Limon on the Atlantic coast and the old port of Puntarenas on the Pacific. The country's economy is still based on coffee, followed by bananas, sugar and cocoa.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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