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What you need to know before going to Tortuga Island

Tortuga Island Costa Rica

Have you ever dreamed of visiting a deserted island in a tropical paradise? If so, visiting Tortuga Island is very close to this fantasy. Just of the coast of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific is located Tortuga Island, an uninhabited piece of land with tropical biodiversity and beauty. Definitely, one of Costa Rica’s top destinations.

About Tortuga Island

Composed by two tiny islands, Alcatraz and Tolinga, a trip to Tortuga Island is a perfect day trip to escape crowds in the Puntarenas region. You may enjoy the white sandy beach or have a more adventurous day hiking and snorkeling, among other activities as you have an amazing experience on this beautiful island.

When to visit Tortuga Island?

The dry season in Costa Rica is between December and May, during these months you have great chances of clear skies and sunny days. However, the ocean temperature and conditions are very stable throughout the year, so if your trip is in the rainy season you may still enjoy the wonders of Tortuga Island, and enjoy the leafy green tropical forest characteristic of the rainy season.

Visiting Tortuga Island

The only way to visit is by boat. One of the best tours available is the Costa Cat Cruises tour to Tortuga Island. A Catamaran will take you to and from the Island and you will be able to enjoy and relax without having to worry about logistics. It departs from Los Sueños Marina Resort.

What does the Costa Cat Catamaran tour include?            

Our tour includes beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, snorkeling, banana boats, and eco-hiking. In terms of food and drinks, it includes a light breakfast on board, rum punch, margaritas, soft drinks, and water all day long, and a full buffet-style lunch on the island. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for an additional cost.

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