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Is Tortuga Island, Costa Rica, worth it?

Located on the southeast coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, Tortuga Island is actually composed of two small islands called Alcatraz, shaped like a turtle and Tolinga. Alcatraz means turtle in the Huetar people’s indigenous language, who inhabited the Central Pacific. It is definitely an important touristic reference when visiting Costa Rica. In this blog we will share the activities available in the island, the best tour when shipping from the Central Pacific and if it is worth visiting Tortuga Island.

Isla Tortuga Tour Activities

Tortuga Island is known for having calm turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. This allows to explore the submarine life through snorkeling. Be ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful snorkeling experiences available. If you feel like more of an adventure, tours offer hikes, banana boats, paddle boards and kayaks to explore the island and its nature the way you prefer.

Which Isla Tortuga Tour Company to choose?

There are many tours offered to Tortuga Island. You may choose depending on the region you are shipping off from. If you are going from the Central Pacific, Costa Cat Tours are without a doubt your best alternative.

The Costa Cat Cruise Catamaran offers a light breakfast as you enjoy your sail through the sea, and with luck you may spot dolphins and whales on your way to the island. Once on the island, a full buffet-style lunch is offered, as well as rum punch, margaritas, soft drinks and water all day long.

Also, once on the island you will be able to choose among all the activities offered on the island. Snorkeling, banana boat and an eco-hike are included on the tour price. Kayak and paddle boards are available for an additional cost.

In the end, is it worth it?

Definitively yes. The opportunity to travel to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful islands, explore uninhabited nature and life under crystal clear water or simply relax in a paradise beach are completely worth it. Even more so with the comforts provided by our Costa Cat Tours, so that you may focus on enjoying the experience as we take care of everything else!

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girls on the beach of the Tortuga Island costa rica