Leave the bustle of San Jose behind on this full-day tour to the tropical beaches and warm waters of Tortuga Island, located on the Gulf of Nicoya. Featuring some of Costa Rica’s best snorkeling, Tortuga Island also boasts white sand beaches and turquoise waters, perfect for a swim or to simply relax. Your local guide provides breakfast on the coach ride and a freshly-prepared buffet lunch at the beach. With round-trip transport from your hotel included, you get to sit back and enjoy the day!

After early morning pickup at your centrally located hotel, travel 1.5 hours by comfortable coach to Puntarenas. Snack on a simple breakfast consisting of a sandwich, juice and fruit served on board the coach. In Puntarenas, board your spacious boat for a nearly 2-hour cruise to Tortuga Island, taking in the jungle-clad coast of this gorgeous archipelago as you go. Pristine white sand beaches and calm turquoise water surround Tortuga Island, making it a perfect place to swim and snorkel. With approximately five hours to spend at your leisure on the island, it’s up to you whether you want to relax, be active, or both! Sunbathe on the beach or go for a dip in the sea. Explore hiking trails or play sports on the beach. You can also choose to snorkel, kayak or take a banana boat ride for a small additional charge. While you are soaking up the tropical ambiance, your guide prepares a gourmet buffet lunch for you to snack on when you get hungry. Your lunch choices include salads, grilled fish or chicken accompanied by rice and sautéed vegetables, fresh fruits, wine, and Costa Rican coffee. A few musicians play fun beach music as you enjoy your meal. After a day in paradise, head back to San Jose, retracing your steps by boat and coach. Your tour ends when you are returned to your hotel in the evening.

What’s included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Breakfast
Buffet lunch
Light refreshments and wine (served during lunch)
Professional guide
Boat cruise

What’s not included

Gratuities (optional)
Additional activities - snorkeling and/or banana boat plus beach chair ($15 USD each)

Highlights

Breakfast included
Day trip (destination A to B)
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Led by a local guide
Lunch included

DURATION12 hours $145.00 USD

Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose