Tortuga Island is the best known Island, and it is made up of two islands that are located some 5km to the southeast of Negritos. You can scuba dive at the beautiful beaches and go on daily excursions from Puntarenas. Tortuga Island is much more than just beach with white sand, it also offers exuberant flora and fauna and adventure, it is a dream island in the Pacific Ocean, today it is a reflection of more than twenty years of hard work by a Costa Rican family who work in the area of conservation and sustainable development. In the last two years they have developed a series of activities on the island, which have allowed visitors to enjoy and fully appreciate nature. The Tortugas Eco Tour, is a forty minute adventure through the Tropical Dry Forest, one of the most scarce eco systems in the world today. You will discover exotic plant that you have never seen before, you will see some regional fruits and you will be able to enjoy unforgettable views. Don’t forget to take your camera. For hikers that want to walk more on more difficult land, an optional tour has been designed within this same tour. On the beach you can find a variety of pedal boats. These will let you enjoy the quiet waters why you have a little exercise. To navigate under your own steam, without the noise of the motors, smoke, smell of gasoline or oil, is an unforgettable experience. The “Hydro bike”, new in the industry, gives bicycle enthusiasts from the city or the mountain the opportunity to enjoy your favorite exercise in a different element, the crystal waters of Tortuga Island. The fast Kayales will take you to see other beaches. The Spyak, a boat with a glass bottom that will allow you to see fish, rocks and corrals as if you were scuba diving. If you want a natural massage, just take a float and let the wave’s splash onto your back whilst you rest. Under the large palm trees, is Tortugas Gift Shop, where you will find the most diverse souvenirs, such as indigenous handmade articles from Costa Rica, ceramics, t shirts articles for the beach as well as other souvenirs from Tortuga Island. Among the activities in the island, Tortuga´s Canopy Tour is one of the most exciting, this thrilling adventure will get your adrenalin pumping to the maximum and you will want to re live the experience. In the tour you will go up a footpath for 5 minutes until you reach a height of forty meters and you will then jump using a pulley of fine rope along the treetops on a journey of 150 meters. For your safety you will use a harness where you sit and move with the pulley as use the break when necessary. You will go from platform to platform until you arrive at the floor. There is so much to do in Tortuga that we suggest you plan your activities before hand so that you don’t miss a minute. Your friends from Tortuga Island. Francisco Cubero R. & Mario Cubero R. Ph (506) 2221-1111 / 2256-0336.
Bay Island Cruises Ph (506) 2258-3536. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org / www.heredianet.co.cr/bay1.htm. The company has been offering for more than 12 years the Tortuga Island Tour, in the Golf of Nicoya, a beautiful archipelago, with sea birds which are part of the attraction upon arriving at your destination, the paradise of Tortuga Island. You will spend approximately four hours here where you can enjoy activities such as, canopy, footpaths, kayaking, snorkeling or simply resting or sunbathing while the crew prepares an exquisite buffet style lunch. The tour includes: Transport from and to San José in bus with air conditioning, TV, bathrooms and bar. Breakfast aboard the bus, bilingual guides, cruise, tropical fruits, natural drinks, live music aboard the boats. AN exquisite buffet style lunch on the beach accompanied with white wine and live music. A bar is available during the cruise serving alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices. The costs of the tour is 55 US$ nationals, 79 US$ foreigners and 45 US$ children (2 to 11 years). Itinerary : 7:00 a.m departs from San José 9:00 a.m arrives at Puntarenas 10:45 a.m arrival at Tortuga Island,12:00 m.d Lunch 3:00 p.m departs from Tortuga Island 4:40 p.m arrival at Puntarenas 7:30 pm arrival at San José. Entertainment on the beach: volleyball, snorkeling, footpaths, canopy tour, kayaking, pedal boats, bicycles. Equipment belongs to the tenants on the island and has an additional cost.
Calypso Catamaran Ph (506) 2256-2727, Ph/fax (506) 2256-6767.E-mail:email@example.com www.calypsocruises.com. The offices are located 400 meters north of Toyota on Paseo Colon in San José. They offer a tour on a motorized yacht catamaran, 21, 34 meters long, called the Manta Raya, with air conditioning, outside Jacuzzi and showers. Carrying out circuits to Tortuga Island and Punta Coral, including: round trip transportation by luxury bus with air conditioning and a television, breakfast, serving fruits and natural refreshments, on the boat, alcoholic drinks are paid for separately, a welcome cocktail is handed to you when you arrive on the island as well as lunch. The cost of the tour 99 US$. Itinerary: 7:00 a.m departs from San José, 9:00 a.m arrival at Puntarenas, 10:45 a.m arrived from Tortuga Island, 12:00 m.d Lunch 3:00 p.m departure from Tortuga Island 4:40 p.m arrival at Puntarenas, 7:30 p.m arrival at San José.