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Tortuga Island

Paquera, Costa Rica
+506 2220 2126
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Paquera, Costa Rica
+506 2220 2126
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice and quite beach. We rent a boat and encircled this island. It is realy looks like a turtle. It is undamaged nature there.

Thank Jakub B
Reviewed 1 week ago

forget the snorkeling in rainy season and go right to the beach. A fisherman came up to us with fresh caught oysters and scallops and we had them on the beach

Thank indianawantsyou
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Great day of snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding. Beach was a little crowded, but it's to be expected with how nice it is. Avoid Sundays if you can. Lots of locals from San Jose come here and it's super crowded. Our tour included lunch....More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Fun day in the sun with banana boat rides, snorkeling, and hiking. Beautiful views. Ride out to the island was approx. 45 minutes on a catamaran from Los Suenos Marina.

Thank Tracie B
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Tortuga Island indead are several small islands. The main island has a beautiful beach. The main beach is completely commercial and can be noisy. You can rent chairs, kayaks etc. We went to the island in the low season - I would not go there...More

Thank MochiMundo
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful island nearby Montezuma. Daytrips are well-arranged and includes a 45 min boattrip to the island and a lunch and drinks. Possibility to ride a bananaboat.

Thank cdebruin
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Isla Tortuga has a beautiful white sand beach with lots of palm trees and turquoise waters. There are plenty of loungers (to rent) and activities (at a fair price). I loved the large colorful and playful iguanas that come down by the bbq area where...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Wonderful beach, only accessible by boat. Snorkeling on the other islands was amazing. Plan to spend half a day to enjoy the vibe.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Enjoyed our half day excursion. Snorkeling wasn't great, but saw many colorful fish. Beautiful beach with palm trees

Thank Michael M
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We did an excursion through Hotel Vista las Islas. The boat ride included a stop by Spider Monkey Island and snorkeling (great). The island was pretty but quite crowded with messy (lots of coral and driftwood) white sand. If you are spoiled by Caribbean or...More

Thank Ann Michele S
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November 4, 2016|
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Response from longhornhippie | Reviewed this property |
There's 2 trips in know of where you can kayak: 1.) Gulf of Nicoya (take what you want) 2.) Tortuga Island (like Joseph said)
Beck H
March 28, 2015|
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Response from Andrey Z | Reviewed this property |
hi Beck it is very far away from san jose and believe me this country is so beautiful that you don't need to aim all the way to tortuga. I don't recommend to waste your time and money on this island. There is absolutely... More
Rox K
Hello, I want to book a tour from san jose to tortuga island on 26th april, i-e sunday. I have seen many reviews and different tour options, Many questions: 1) Which tour would be best (not costly as well like only till $125 not more) As i learnt about this tour through american airlines tour website. Now then when i searched more there are many others like Viator , Anywhere costa rica, etc. Now which one to go for any idea? Because as i wanted to be on safe side i was going for airline related website considering it to be more authentic but you people mst know more guide accordingly. 2)Secondly, I found an association between this american airline tour of from san jose to tortuga with Viator's tour so even if it is the same tour is it better to buy directly from the website like Viator or through some agent website like american airline? 3)Do these tours provide a wet suit as well for snorkeling? I searched but there was no info at hand ? 4)Also for snorkeling do they stop some distance away from the beach or we can go snorkeling even after stopping at the beach? 5)Many people mentioned, beach was crowdy etc etc, so we kayaked to some other alone place on the island what i dont understand is why do a person has to take a kayak boat and travel to some other place on island that i not crowded when he can easily walk all the way there? Maybe i am unable to understand the concept of kayak Please kindly elaborate so that i can make decisions?
March 9, 2015|
Response from Grannysattic | Reviewed this property |
1&2. We booked from our hotel (the Double Tree) in El Roble, CR. We did speak to people that went with Calypso Tours and had a great time. I think they paid about $150 USD. I think that it"s safe to book with either them... More