Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

From $55.00 USD

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3 to 4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


The Costa Rican province of Puerto Limon is known for its rich biodiversity, local food culture, and sandy Caribbean beaches. Experience Puerto Limon’s highlights in just a few hours during this shore excursion, which allows you to easily tour the city and see top attractions such as the Tortuguero Canals, a Banana Plantation, and Playa Bonita. Along the way, your guide provides helpful commentary.
  • See Puerto Limon highlights in just a few hours
  • Hassle-free transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Enjoy helpful commentary from your guide

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Bottled water & juice
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fruit tasting
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Pickup from Cruise Ship Terminal Entrance, Puerto Limon

Departure Time

The departure time is usually 30 minutes after your cruise ship arrives to Puerto Limon and you're clear to disembark. Keep in mind that your cruise ship could arrive before or after the scheduled time, but we will be waiting for you at the cruise ship entrance before it has arrived, so please try to be early at the tour departure location.
If you'd like a specific departure time, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule if possible.
PLEASE NOTE: We will also send you a notification through Viator's messaging platform to confirm the departure time for the tour. Please be aware that hours are managed in Costa Rica Local Time (UTC -6, Central Standard Time).

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Return Details

Return to original departure point (Cruise Ship Terminal entrance).

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual: we recommend light, comfortable clothing. You can also have rain-wear, as the weather is varies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Jennifer S
, Apr 2019

First time using this company and was very pleased. Florian was a great guide. Very knowledgeable on flora and fauna.

, Mar 2019

We had a wonderful experience on our full tour. Danny was a great tour guide. It was a rainy overcast day however we made the most of it.

Richard B
, Mar 2019

The tour guide and driver were top notch, excellent guides. Dani was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour. The driver was also very friendly and has very keen eyesight as he was able to quickly spot local flora and fauna and wildlife.

Kathy M
, Mar 2018

Saw the highlights of Puerto Limon which weren't many and floated in the canals looking for wildlife. We were in a minivan--8 people, guide was good. Not really much to see unless you haven't seen the monkeys or the sloths yet. Good trip to take if you just want to see what is in the area.

, Mar 2018

There were ten of us on a fifteen passenger van. A great sized group. Our guides Miguel and Angel made the tour outstanding. They climbed fences and chased sloths in order to show us things we'd have otherwise missed. The canal boat driver pointed out many things we'd never have noticed . All three shared much about the area.

Our ship arrived late and we had trouble finding our tour so sadly we did not get to the beach.

A suggestion for Viator-find a way to better enable participants to link up with their tours. Our guide had a sign with our names but he was a long way from the ship. We asked a lot of people who were not able to help before we finally found him.

Maria L K
, Feb 2018

I had booked this tour and when I arrived I was the only tourist. My tour guide was gracious enough to spend the morning with me and gave me a private tour. He was wonderful and I enjoyed this adventure with him.

Theresa R
, Feb 2018

We had a great tour wth Frederico. He was a great guide. I was a little nervous about using Viator, but it was great. Frederico wa right there with my name on a board-waiting for us! We had the best boat on the canal which was owned by Frederico. There was only 8 in our group, so we got lots of personal attention. Would highly recommend this tour especially for the money. We saw more than even posted. Even went to a grocery store and picked up some snacks. Plenty of time to get back to the ship. A

Paola P
, Dec 2017

We had a great exoerience. We booked this while cruising with Holland America. Our guide was Federico, he did a great job showing us aeound, starting with a stop to sample some local fruits. Then we made a stop in a banana plantation where he explain the process. The Tortuguero canal ride was great, we were able to see a monkeys, sloths, birds and more. We ended up with a visit to Bonita beach, the water was warm, there was not very many people so we were able to enjoy sometime swimming and relaxing while Dederico waited for us. We learned about the town, economics, real state and much more. We really recommend this trip!!

Patsy B
, Nov 2017

The guide was excellent, the Highlights were much more interesting then the canal simply for the fact of the dirty water. But the boat driver, guide and the highlight driver were great.

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