Tortuga Island, Puntarenas

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Relax or get active on the tropical island of Tortuga Island. Take a boat ride by yourself or as part of a day tour, and enjoy the picturesque island landscape. Swim or snorkel in the clear Caribbean waters, and take the canopy zipline with panoramic views of the lush forest. Besides relaxing on the white sand beaches, you can rent a boat with a glass bottom to see an abundance of marine life, including octopuses, sharks, sting rays, and spinner dolphins. Visit the site of the three sunken ships, rent a banana boat, or hike through the island's interior hills. Make Tortuga Island part of your personalized Puntarenas itinerary using our Puntarenas online route planner.
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  • We booked a snorkeling tour to the island. Great snorkeling. Once you finish snorkeling, they took us to the island lunch was ready for us. Great food! There is also a gift shop & beach bar  more »
  • We came here through Costa Cats as part of our day excursion. When we first arrived, I thought we had the beach to ourselves. A short-lived dream of course, but I was able to enjoy the scenery and...  more »
  • We took the catamaran to the island through Calypso cruises. It was a great day. The staff were helpful. The guide was friendly and attentive. The food was good, but not great. Couldn't see a lot snorkeling because of the water was choppy. They had a private area for the group that was comfortable. The beach chairs they provided were not comfortable but you can purchase lounge chairs with umbrellas. It was one of the best tours we took on our vacation. It's worth it.
  • Decent snorkeling but amazing views. Gorgeous weather. Beautiful sandy beaches. Be aware that there are no bathroom facilities on the island, as that can make things tough. Change and take care of business before you head over. Just a short 10 minute ride by boat from the reserve. Lots of iguanas and reptiles running around, beautiful coral and drift wood washed ashore.

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