Tortuga Island is located off the coast of Nicoya Peninsula. It lies within an archipelago which boasts islands with white-sand beaches and lush forests. These islands act as a seabirds' sanctuary, as well. Tortuga Island covers an area of approx 120 ha (300 acres).
- The island of Tortuga is situated 22 km (13,7 ml) from Puntarenas. It is popular by locals as "Tolinga." Tortuga Island has been awarded Ecological Blue Flag for over 5 years. The award is given to Costa Rica's pollution-free beaches and not surprisingly, the water is clear and good for swimming.
- The dreamy island paradise adorned with tall coconut palms, sugary beaches and emerald waters allows for absolute luxury and tranquility. There are a wealth of tour operators that whisk travellers by boat to Tortuga, most commonly departing from Puntarenas or Jaco. It's about a 90 minute ride with scenic views.
- Once passengers have arrived, they are able to spend a glorious day of playing volleyball, swimming, hiking the forested hills, or just sun bathing in the warmth of sun and beauty of the region. For those who seek for adventure, canopy tours are organised. Zip line is also available, flying guests through the tree tops and giving a birds eye view of the forest. Aquatic fun is possible via a water bike, kayak or glass bottom boat.
- A great attraction to the exotic island is its excellent scuba diving sites and snorkeling opportunities to view abundant marine life including angel fish, sting rays, sharks, octopus, Spinner dolphins. Unique and exclusive to all of Central America is a dive site with 3 sunken boats. Diving outfitters will take tourists here up close and personal.
Highlights: Swimming and Snorkelling
Port Tortuga Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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