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Create your own day in paradise on a full-day escape to Tortuga Island. Be ready for an early morning pickup at your San Jose hotel in order to maximize the day’s adventures. Relax on the scenic drive to the Pacific coast, and satisfy your breakfast cravings with an onboard snack. At the coastal town of Puntarenas, hop aboard a boat and relax on the spacious deck for the ride to Tortuga. Feel the cool tropical breeze on your face and admire the verdant passing shoreline and aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Nicoya. Keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life along the way.
Jungle-covered, gently sloping cliffs, and white sandy beaches welcome you to Tortuga Island. Once you step ashore, the day is yours to spend however you please. Relax and catch some rays on the island’s pristine beaches, or venture out into the crystal-clear waters for a swim. Snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and banana boats are all available to rent for a small fee. You can also head inland to explore Tortuga’s tree-shaded nature trails and try your luck at spotting native wildlife.
When you’re ready for lunch, enjoy a gourmet beachside buffet prepared by your guide. Savor a selection of fresh salads, grilled fish and chicken, and sides of rice, sautéed vegetables, and fresh fruit. Quench your thirst with water, wine or aromatic Costa Rican coffee. Get into the spirit of the tropics as local musicians provide upbeat island tunes.
After ample time on the island, return to the boat and continue relaxing on the ride back to Puntarenas. Take a coach back to San Jose and be dropped off at the door of your hotel in the evening.
San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
Traveler pickup is offered We pick up from all hotels in Central San José
This was a great way to spend a day in Costa Rica! Great host, great food, great service! Hotel pick up was on-time, shuttle to the coast was decent, boat to the island was fine. Be aware that you could get a little sea sick...More
This trip was worthy. They picked me up and dropped me off at my hotel in San José. The Bush ride was comfortable. The trip included plenty of food, including non alcoholic beverages, breakfast, fruits, ceviche, wine and lunch (all includes -no additional fees). But...More
Had a great time on this excursion, director was great at pointing out important history about the country. We also saw a humpback whale while on the catamaran. Banana boat ride was exciting, Food was great. will recommend to my family and friends