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Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga)
A postcard-perfect paradise of white-sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, and sapphire-blue water rife with marine life, Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga) is an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, or bask in the sunshine. The island is only accessible from Costa Rica’s main cities via a scenic boat ride across the Gulf of Nicoya—an extra perk for your vacation.
 
The Basics
While a mix of activities, such as hiking, canopy tours, and pickup volleyball games keep visitors well entertained on land, most travelers visit Tortuga Island for its waters. The volcanic reef surrounding the island is home to diverse wildlife, such as moray eels, spinner dolphins, and octopi—plus three shipwrecks—which make it a great spot to snorkel or dive.
 
Tortuga Island is an ideal day trip destination, with day trip cruises typically running from San Jose and Jaco on mainland Costa Rica and allowing visitors to glide past some of the 23 islands scattered around the Gulf of Nicoya. Opt for a glass-bottom boat or sea kayak tour for a chance to admire the underwater scenery without getting wet
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent.
  • Bars, restaurants, and local vendors offer food and drinks.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection from the sun.
  • Tortuga Island is kid-friendly, and the day cruises to the island are popular among families.
 
How to Get There
Tortuga Island is located just off the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, close to the Curu Wildlife Refuge, and is only accessible by boat. Operators depart from a variety of ports, including Jaco, Montezuma, Puntarenas, and San Jose. Most boat trips include snorkeling, meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
 
When to Get There
Tortuga Island is open year-round, with peak season running from late December through January. The island is only accessible via day tour, as there is no lodging on Tortuga. Though the official average of 120 visitors per week seems delightfully low, be aware that on weekends and in December and January, those numbers spike.
 
Turtle Islands
Tortuga Island is actually comprised of two islands, Alcatraz and Tolinga, but just about everyone refers to them as Isla Tortuga, or Turtle Island, named after the area’s most popular wildlife resident.
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Calypso's Day Trip to Tortuga Island from JacoDay Trips

Calypso's Day Trip to Tortuga Island from Jaco

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Go on a Costa Rican adventure on a tour to Tortuga Island from Jaco, including a hot breakfast, a 4-course lunch, and round-trip transport. First, board a catamaran, and cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya. Once on the island, go snorkeling and take a banana boat ride before feasting on a gourmet lunch accompanied by unlimited soft drinks and live music.
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Tortuga Island Cruise from San JoseDay Cruises

Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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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.
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Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San JoseDay Trips

Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose

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Sail to Tortuga Island aboard a catamaran for on this full-day trip from San Jose. Go swimming and snorkeling, then refuel with a 4-course gourmet lunch. There is plenty of time to relax on the island before heading back. Use of all equipment is included, as is round-trip transportation from your hotel and a hot breakfast before departure.
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Yacht in Tortuga IslandNature & Wildlife

Yacht in Tortuga Island

The paradise archipelago of the Gulf of Nicoya is composed of several islands where nature abounds. The area is a marine bird sanctuary, which has white sand beaches and native flora and fauna of our Central Pacific coast. Tortuga Island is world famous and is part of this beautiful archipelago.
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Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San JoseDay Cruises

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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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.
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Tours to Isla TortugaNature & Wildlife

Tours to Isla Tortuga

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Escape to the white sands and turquoise waters on a luxury yacht to enjoy snorkelling, swimming and a gourmet lunch during this full-day, all-inclusive excursion to Tortuga Island, beach cheese and island San Lucas. Pick up at the hotel and transfer back, guide, transfer by van (bus) with air conditioning, breakfast, yacht, Manta Raya catamaran, lunch, drinks, snorkelling, banana boat trips and all the necessary equipment included.
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Tortuga Island Cruise From JacóDay Cruises

Tortuga Island Cruise From Jacó

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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.
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Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa TeresaEco Tours

Private EcoAdventure Tour in Santa Teresa

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Experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica on this private, full-day tour of Santa Teresa including a hike, snorkeling, wildlife, and a visit to Tortuga Island. Wander through the Curu Wildlife Refuge in the Nicoya Peninsula to see the white-nosed coatis, capuchin and howler monkeys, and tropical birds. Get to know locals during a traditional lunch served in a family home before sailing to Tortuga Island to snorkel and swim.
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Isla Tortuga - From San JoseDay Cruises

Isla Tortuga - From San Jose

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Isla Tortuga is an icon of the tourism industry in Costa Rica with its majestic turquoise waters, white sand and other attractions make this island a place to enjoy a day of relaxation just two hours from San José.Tortuga Island is one of the twenty-three islands located in the Gulf of Nicoya, which is unique in being a Virgin Island, as it does not have any buildings, which makes it unique.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Bay Island’s Cruise to Tortuga IslandNature & Wildlife

Bay Island’s Cruise to Tortuga Island

You will experience a day full of beautiful skies, great ocean views and live music. On board the yacht tropical fruits and natural drinks will be served and at the island there will be time to explore the surroundings, sunbathe, swim, take an optional tour like kayaking and canopy; and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the crew.
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Isla Tortuga - From JacoDay Trips

Isla Tortuga - From Jaco

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Isla Tortuga is an icon of the tourism industry in Costa Rica with its majestic turquoise waters, white sand and other attractions make this island a place to enjoy a day of relaxation just two hours from San José.Tortuga Island is one of the twenty-three islands located in the Gulf of Nicoya, which is unique in being a Virgin Island, as it does not have any buildings, which makes it unique.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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tours isla tortuga en yate

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Escape to the white sands and turquoise waters on a luxury yacht to enjoy snorkelling, swimming and a gourmet lunch during this full-day, all-inclusive excursion to Tortuga Island, beach cheese and island San Lucas. Pick up at the hotel and transfer back, guide, transfer by van (bus) with air conditioning, breakfast, yacht, Manta Raya catamaran, lunch, drinks, snorkelling, banana boat trips and all the necessary equipment included.
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5-Days Package: Jungle & Islands Expedition4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

5-Days Package: Jungle & Islands Expedition

This 5 days 4 nights vacation package is a pefect introduction to Costa Rica.In this package we include several adventure tour such as zipline, whitewater rafting, visit to a waterfall, visit to Baldi Hot Springs and catamaran boat tour to Tortuga Island. The selected hotels are deluxe. The service is in private basis and deluxe transportation with a professional naturalist tour guide.
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Tortuga Island From San José4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Tortuga Island From San José

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With its white sand and turquoise waters, Turtle Island is the perfect day trip from San Jose. This guided tour makes it super easy to go by arranging transportation by car and boat, a fresh lunch, and fun water activities so you get the best of a day trip without any of the planning.
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Transfer Nosara - Quepós

Adventure Flights Tours and Transfer, is a totally different way to move from one point to another in Costa Rica; with certified and passionate pilots who know precisely the routes through which we will pass.
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Cóbano-Isla Negritos-Isla Tortuga-Bahía Tambor-Cóbano 45Min

It is a unique experience in the area of Cobano, Puntarenas. where you can enjoy wonderful scenic views through a gyrocopter tour, with experienced and certified pilots who know the area very well, and who will make you feel an unparalleled experience.
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Cóbano - Tortuga Island - Cóbano 45minHelicopter Tours

Cóbano - Tortuga Island - Cóbano 45min

It is a unique experience in the area of Cobano, Puntarenas. where you can enjoy wonderful scenic views through a gyrocopter tour, with experienced and certified pilots who know the area very well, and who will make you feel an unparalleled experience.
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Day Trip to Tortuga Island from San José4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Day Trip to Tortuga Island from San José

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 that is composed of several islands, with a lush natural wealth and a sanctuary that houses seabirds and white sand beaches, also has a flora and fauna of our Central Pacific.Soak up the sun on the beach, snorkel among tropical fish, or explore the island’s forested trails for a memorable escape.•Full-day trip to Tortuga Island with local guide from San Jose •Look for dolphins, seabirds, and other marine life during the boat cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya•Enjoy several hours at your leisure to soak up the island beauty •Explore the hiking trails or swim in the calm sea surrounding Tortuga Island •Lunch and breakfast included
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8 Days - San Jose All in OneCultural Tours

8 Days - San Jose All in One

Experience the main natural attractions of Costa Rica from the highlands of the central valley, visiting impressive volcanoes, coffee growing areas and the Pacific coast returning to the comfort of your Hotel in the City of San Jose.
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TURTLE ISLANDDay Trips

TURTLE ISLAND

We have highly qualified staff, who will live an unforgettable experience, where you will meet dolphins, will have the experience of snorkeling in crystal clear waters, see white sand beach
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