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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 24 May 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 18 May 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 16 May 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 28 April 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 19 April 2017

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

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 15 April 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Snorkel was a 2 of 10. Cloudy water, not many fish, not very tropical like I expected. Island itself was pretty, very nice beach & swimming. $7usd charge for a beach lounge chair & 1$ to use the bathroom. The tour group we went with...More

Thank Heidi M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The beach and the surrounding are beautiful. The islands host deer. monkeys, javelinas and miriads of birds. During the morning and until 3 PM lots of vessels will bring hundreds of people, so expect loud music, powerboats all over without much regulations and crowded snorkeling.

1  Thank Oreste G
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip! I traveled with 2 of my best friends, we are 20, 21 and 23. We had a blast. We took the boat there from "bay island cruises." This company is the one to do it with, they are...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the island when we signed up for a snorkelling tour. There was one big rock we were allowed to snorkel around. Poor visibility when we were there an no fishes that did catch our interest. The island itself had a nice beach but...More

1  Thank Åsa N
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5 November 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
28 March 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?
9 March 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