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“Nice Day” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Isla Tortuga

Isla Tortuga
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Puntarenas
Type: Islands
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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
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice Day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We cruised on the Calypso. The weather was great. However, the boat even charged for water. The water was too murky to see anything during the snorkel.

We felt it was overpriced.

Visited May 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Make sure to stop by the gift shop to visit the macaws and parrots. Just don't get too close or they'll try to peck your eyes out. Also make sure to explore the end of the beach. You'll find hundreds of hermit crabs crawling through the shells during low tide.

Visited May 2013
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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“Beautiful!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Visited here on a day cruise, what a great day! The water was blue and clear, the sand is white, and the beach is beautiful! I will say, the snorkeling was not good, but everything else was fantastic!!!

Visited February 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Isla Tortuga.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A small haven of white sand and turquoise seas, you could almost swear you are in bahamas. Awsome for scuba diving and snorkeling, You can take the Catamaran in Puntarenas and enjoy a a few drinks before getting to the island, it's a short trip too, you can come and go in one day. Really worth trying at least once.

Visited May 2012
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Salem, Oregon
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“Hot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Nice boat trip and the beach was lovely. It was hot so take water. We enjoyed out visit and snorkeling.

Visited March 2013
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