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“Beautiful Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tortuga Island

Tortuga Island
In Front Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Central Pacific - Costa Rica | El Roble 171-400 Puntarenas, El Roble 5400, Costa Rica (Formerly Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Costa Rica - Puntarenas), Tambor, Costa Rica
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Tortuga Island Cruise
Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Tambor
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We visited Curu Wildlife Refuge and Tortuga Island on November 6, 2012. It was a perfect time to be there....no crowds, barely any other people. Our tour guides were friendly and sweet. We had a delicious sandwich lunch and got to play with the domesticated boar on the beach. The snorkeling was beautiful - mostly clear water and tons of fish. There's not much to do once you get to Tortuga except lay around on the beach. We enjoyed this tour, but would not do it again for the price. It was $140 for my both my husband and I. Bathrooms are available, but you have to pay to use them :(

Visited November 2012
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Bolton, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice trip but getting very busy.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The snorkeling was very nice but the popular spots get very busy at times. This takes some of the fun out it.

Visited March 2013
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Midwesterner
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nice beach, nice lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Our snorkeling excursion with Dive Academy Ballena Blanca had our lunch break on Tortuga. Very pretty, food was prepared on the beach & was delicious. There's a little shop there for souvenirs which also sells cold cervezas!

Visited February 2013
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Not So Great Compaired To Others”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Dont expect a St. John's like beach for snorkeling. Didn't look anything like the pictures. gets expensive as you pay for everything you want to do. There are tons better ways to spend $150 a person in Costa Rica.
Pura Vida

Visited July 2012
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was really pretty. They know how to make the tourist pay and be sure to ask about the time of tour and the tide. Half way through snorkeling the tide came in and we had to get out because we got stung by these tiny jellyfish that are so small you really can't see them but you can feel the sharp burn of there sting

Visited June 2012
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