Located in the Gulf of Nicoya, on the Pacific Coast, in front of the Curú Wildlife Refuge, Isla Tortuga is considered one of the best tourist attractions in the country for its incredible landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife. As the island is literally in the middle of nowhere, it’s the right place to experience a day without time.
In addition to being a first-class destination, ideal for daytime trips or small family excursions, its beaches have perfect sand, crystal clear waters, and large palm trees.
And the island offers so much more! There are wild reserves where you can observe a large variety of animals and birds, such as peccaries, scarlet macaws, iguanas, and crabs. Meet multi-colored peacocks, and greet parrots and wild pigs, all while feeling snug as a bug in a rug during your tropical siesta. The shortest way to arrive is from Montezuma, only a 1-hour boat trip!
If you´re more of an action fanatic, this might appeal more to you: getting thrown into the water by a speeding banana boat, driving a jetski at over 90 kph, playing volleyball in front of marvelous scenery, or snorkeling in the middle of a school of colorful fish. One thing is certain – you won’t get bored!
An ideal place for snorkeling lovers
This island has a paradise under the sea! It is one of the best places to snorkel where you can see reef sharks, manta rays, turtles, a variety of fish, and coral species. There are three sunken ships at the bottom of the tropical waters, available for you to explore if you sign up for a dive tour with professional guidance.
What is important to bring?
Don’t forget bathing suits, comfortable clothing, water shoes, light coats for sailing back in the afternoon, hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Small cash is also recommended if you want a yummy ice cream or experience one of the activities the island