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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Sail away to the tropical paradise of Tortuga Island! On this full-day trip from San Jose, enjoy a cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya to the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters of this postcard-perfect island. Soak up the sun on the beach, snorkel among tropical fish, or explore the island’s forested trails for a memorable escape. Savor a tasty beachside lunch buffet and relax on the round-trip ride from your San Jose hotel.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Tortuga Island & snorkeling and banana boat include from San Jose

Escape busy San Jose for a full day of beach fun at Tortuga Island. Travel by bus and luxury catamaran to the island, where you can choose from activities such as snorkeling, volleyball, and a banana boat ride, or simply relax in a hammock. Have a gourmet 4-course lunch, then take an afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Nicoya before your return to San Jose in the evening.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Sarapiqui River Sightseeing Cruise and Zipline Canopy Tour from San Jose

Delve deep into the Costa Rican rain forest with his full-day tour to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Take in views of lush tropical landscape and native wildlife during a leisurely riverboat cruise, and then experienced the thrill of swinging through the jungle canopy on a series of treetop ziplines. This action-packed day includes a traditional Costa Rican lunch and round-trip transport from your San Jose hotel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Tortuga Island Cruise

Escape to paradise with a cruise to Tortuga Island! On this full-day trip from the Jaco area, sail across the gorgeous Gulf of Nicoya to land on the white sandy beaches of this picturesque island. Explore the island’s biodiversity with a nature hike, or set out into the crystal-clear waters with a snorkeling mask or beach kayak. You can also simply relax on the gorgeous beach and soak up the sunshine. Hotel pickup and drop-off and a delicious beachside buffet make this a leisurely day to remember.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Sunset Catamaran from Flamingo Guanacaste

Hop aboard a comfortable catamaran for some snorkeling and sunset viewing on a day cruise from Flamingo Guanacaste. While headed out to the snorkeling site, spot local marine wildlife such as puffer fish, starfish, sea turtles, dolphins, and whales, with help from your guide. The tour ends with a view of the sunset and cold drinks.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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San Jose Combo Tour: Horseback Riding and Sarapiquí River Boat Ride

Spend a full day discovering the beauty of Costa Rica’s rain forest on this guided combo tour to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. Cruise down the Sarapiquí River on a riverboat, and then delve deeper into the jungle on a horseback ride while learning about native plants and wildlife from your knowledgeable guide. Round-trip hotel transport from San Jose and an authentic Costa Rican lunch are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall

Go deep into the rainforest surrounding the Arenal volcano with a 7-hour, 2-in-1 combo tour that includes a safari float, canopy walk and the scenic La Fortuna waterfall. Watch for monkeys, sloths, iguanas and caymans while navigating a gentle river, then get a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk between tree tops on a series of narrow suspension bridges. Continue to a jungle waterfall, slip into clear water fringed with lush foliage, then enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch and locally grown coffee before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel Antonio

Experience ‘la pura vida’ (the good life) while gliding along one of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastlines on a Manuel Antonio catamaran cruise. Leave the city behind for the Pacific coast, spending several hours soaking up the tropical sun on a luxury vessel with amenities like dining, unlimited drinks, and live music to keep the party going. Cool down by snorkeling right off the side of the boat, and look for dolphins and other marine life during the laid-back voyage.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float with La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

This three-in-one tour highlights the best of Costa Rica, including a river safari float and volcano hike that's sure to make for a memorable journey. Kick off the day at Penas Blancas River and take off over rushing waters on a two or three hour water safari. You'll see wildlife up close and gain a deeper understanding of Cost Rica's unique biological and environmental resources. Next, visit La Fortuna Waterfall before heading to a picturesque volcano hike. This popular tour is ideal for outdoor adventurers and travelers who prefer to be active on vacation.
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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Tortuga Island Cruise

Like all true paradise islands, Tortuga Island is only accessible by water. This cruise takes you from San Jose, across the water, and onto the island for a full day of relaxing. Swim, sunbathe, or rent a kayak—the day is yours to enjoy however you like. Going with a tour makes it easy, though, and includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch to keep you fueled.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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Afternoon Sailing Tour in Guanacaste

Experience the laid-back bliss of Costa Rica's ‘pura vida,’ or good life, on an afternoon sailing cruise from Guanacaste. Lounge on the boat’s sundeck with a drink in hand as you glide past the bays and beaches of the tropical coastline, and splash into the clear Pacific waters during a swimming and snorkeling break among coral gardens. Stellar sunset views cap off the relaxing half-day adventure.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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USD119.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Boat Tour

Venture near the Nicaraguan border and cruise through the extraordinary wetlands of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on this full-day tour from La Fortuna. As you float down the Río Frío with a guide, observe migratory birds like herons and cormorants, and keep an eye out for monkeys and sloths lurking in the trees and caimans lounging on the riverbanks. Chat about your wildlife sightings with fellow travelers over a delicious lunch on the way back to your hotel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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NARANJO RIVER RAFTING - EL CHORRO CLASS IV-V

Not for the faint of heart, a run down the El Chorro section of the Naranjo River will leave you exhausted, exhilarated and cheering for more. A short drive from Quepos, you'll put in at the mountain town of Esquipulas then squeeze your way between narrow canyons down 3 miles of class IV-V rapids to Villanueva.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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USD87.00
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Venado Caves

Are you ready to experience the best underground adventure? Venado Caves is the ideal place to make a journey into the depths, exploring paths and treasures hidden underneath the Earth´s surface!
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Lake crossing to Monteverde or Arenal

This service, half tour – half transfer is an scenic, fast and the newest way to go or come from La Fortuna (Arenal Volcano Area), to the  Monteverde area. Around 7:30 a.m. we start picking everybody from the hotels in La Fortuna for a 30 minutes microbus drive to the Arenal Lake Dam. There we will aboard into a very comfortable and safe pontoon boat for a 30 to 40 minutes (aprox.) ride to Río Chiquito, a little town at the other side of the lake. Arenal Lake is the largest and the most important lake in Costa Rica, it was man made in 1974 to provide hydroelectric energy for the country.  It is also a place where you can find different kinds of resident and migratory birds.  Sometimes mammals can be seen in the surroundings, also great views of the Arenal Volcano when it’s clear.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sunset Cruise Los Suenos Marina

The tour starts in Herradura Bay at 4 PM.  A water taxi will take you to the boat "Disco Pirate" with captain Carlos. We will be out about an hour and a half before it gets dark. Sodas, water and beer onboard.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Pure Nature Safari Float Adventure

Pure Nature Safari (Floating Experience) is ideal if you want to travel over a raft surrounded of nature’s sound and see its wildlife in your vacation to Costa Rica, over Frio River in Guatuso area.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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USD72.00
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  • Duration: 5 to 7 hours
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Ocean King Catamaran from Jacó

The Catamaran "OCEAN KING" in the area of Manuel Antonio, measures 30 meters long x 13 meters wide (100 feet). We have a magnificent main Deck with capacity for large groups, a second floor which we call our tanning area, with at least 45 beach chairs, for the enjoyment of all.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Perfect Combination: Canopy & Tabacon Hot Springs

Combine the San Luis canopy tour with a visit to Tabacon Hot Springs on this great day out, offering adventure and relaxation in one full day, it’s a perfect combination. Fly on 12 different zip lines over 18 platforms in the cloud forests and enjoy a rejuvenating dip at the hot springs. You will also have lunch at a cozy restaurant and a wonderful dinner with a great view of the Arenal volcano.
  • Duration: 15 hours
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USD221.00
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  • Duration: 15 hours
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