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“Lovely island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Isla Tortuga

Isla Tortuga
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Puntarenas
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Owner description: This state-owned island is leased to a Costa Rican family that leads tours.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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“Lovely island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The boat trip from Montezuma was a good start to the trip to the island - we saw lots of dolphins on the way. The beach is golden sand, water warm - a true bit of paradise.

Visited March 2013
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Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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“Great Trip with Varso Travel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very well run trip by Varso Travel. We left from the docks in Puntarenas on time, after being welcomed with a fruit drink. A bit over an hour to the island. Snokeled and saw many fish. Back to the island for swim and lounge chair time. Lunch was excellent, ceviche, grilled marlin, rice & salad, iced tea. Back for more swimming, reading in the lounge chair. Excellent day!

Visited March 2013
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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“Love it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Nice snorkeling. Took an excursion with Swiss Travel from our Doubletree Hotel in Puntarena. Beach requires watershoes because too much coral.

Visited February 2013
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“Isla Tortuga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Isla Tortuga is in the Nicoya Golf in the central Pacific Ocean. The island has a beautiful beach and vegetation. The only way to visit Tortuga is scheduling a tour; we did it with Calypso Cruises. It took us almost 2 hours from San Jose to get to Punta Arenas, from where the catamaran takes you to the island (about 1 ½ hour). The tourism bus picked us at the hotel at 6:15am! The tour with Calypso includes breakfast (in Puntarenas) and lunch in the island (prepared there). We did snorkeling (a boat takes you to a small cay around half a mile away), but couldn’t see much because the water was murky. There are guided visits to a “mirador” in the hills. I highly recommend this tour with Calypso, we had a great time.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Our serive to the island with Caldera Boating tours was Amazing! Super friendly, and safe atmosphere with amazing service. Oh and the food Carlos cooked for us was too good! We had a fantastic day on the Island definitely worth checking out.

Visited January 2013
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