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Tortuga Island

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Address: Paquera, Costa Rica
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+506 2220 2126
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US$135.00*
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Tortuga Island Cruise
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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
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Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa Teresa

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Wonderful beach but crowded

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MochiMundo
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Puebla, Mexico
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Puebla, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 in the main season, it must be completely crowded. It is not the tropcial lonely... More 

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Thank MochiMundo
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank cdebruin
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 they are fed scary fruits and veggies. The water is beautiful to look at from... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Cocolalla, Idaho
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank Sue K
Greenbush, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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

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Thank Michael M
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 Florida Gulf Coast beaches, you might be disappointed! Our tour included lunch (delicious), SUPs, and... More 

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Thank Ann Michele S
Kenmore, Washington, United States
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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 did an awesome BBQ.

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Thank Heidi M
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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.

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1 Thank Oreste G
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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 so fun and friendly, the staff was what made the experience, they offer free hotel... More 

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Thank Robert D
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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 it was not fun to pay 1 $ to use the special facility for people... More 

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