With Costa Cruises you can have the exclusive experience of living for a day on a pristine island with no traces of human presence apart from a few kiosks where you can cool off during your trip to Catalina Island. The whole island is a protected natural area. It's small, but with great treasures. On a cruise to Catalina Island the first thing to do is to put on a mask, snorkel and fins and set out to discover the magnificent sea bed of the coral reef that surrounds the island. You can dive and snorkel in this natural aquarium, its most striking feature is 'La Pared', a wall that plunges down over a hundred metres and which separates you from the depths of the ocean. You'll also come across the wrecks of ships that, unlike that of Christopher Columbus, failed to make it safely to shore, although the most impressive spectacle during your trip to Catalina Island will be the rainbow colours of the fish illuminated by the warm Caribbean sun.
Not to miss on your trip:
• Relaxing in a catamaran
• Shore excursion to the village ‘Altos de Chavon’
• Boat trip on the Chavon River