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“Just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Isla Tortuga

Isla Tortuga
, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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$125*
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Tortuga Island Cruise
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Puntarenas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This state-owned island is leased to a Costa Rican family that leads tours.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Burlington, Vermont
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“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We booked with calypso- guides were great, but do feel it was overpriced. Breakfast could have been better- they served rice and beans with a corn tortilla and a fried egg which was under cooked (whites were runny). It was a gorgeous day- the island was pretty. The snorkeling was just ok- lots of the same 2 kind of fish all around "octopus garden." Lunch was yummy- chicken and rice. After lunch we decided to pay extra for jet skis- one which didn't work. The guy who took our money didn't want to hear it or rectify it so that left a bad taste in my mouth. There was a wild (domesticated) pig which loved to have his belly rubbed. By about 2 we were ready to go but had to wait another 1 1/2 hours. It was a very long day for just ok sights and experiences.

Visited May 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“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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“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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“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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