ABOUT THE TOUR
A beautiful island in the Gulf on Nicoya, Tortuga Island is one of Costa Rica’s most visited locations throughout the entire country. Just over 3 square miles, the gentle coast offers some of the most sought after spots for snorkeling, swimming, and generally lazing about the white sand beach. Tortuga island Costa Rica is our little piece of paradise on the Pacific coast, only 1 hour by catamaran from Jaco. “Tortuga” spanish for turtle, not named because of arrival of turtles but for the shape of the island. Visiting the central pacific area of Costa Rica this is a must, and we highly recommend visiting Tortuga Island Costa Rica.
WHAT TO BRING
We recommend that you prepare yourself for a day at the beach, meaning load up on the sunscreen. Wear your swim gear, sandals, and maybe a hat wouldn’t be the worse idea. Since food and beverages is included we try to keep what you bring to a minimum for maximum space on the catamaran. The service provides rum punch and margaritas all you can drink, other alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase, as they don’t want you bringing your own cooler. During the day you will go snorkeling if you wish, the equipment is included but if you have your own you are more than welcome to bring it.
Transportation from local hotel is included with this tour. Season depending there are two set times for departure [7:45am & 10:45am] with pickup in the Jaco area around 10 minutes past the hour [7:10am / 10:10am]. Please be ready at the designated hotel lobby or pickup specification at that time, even a little before. If you are staying outside the Jaco area, such as in Herradura the catamaran leaves from Los Sueños Marina so you will be the last for pickup. If you are staying in Playa Hermosa there is a $5 (Each) additional cost for transportation. If you wish to arrive direct you must be there by [7:20am / 10:20am] for checkin. And there is plenty of parking at the marina.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
In Jaco, the Central Pacific area of Costa Rica, we have two remotely powerful seasons which we call: Dry Season (November – May) and Wet/Rainy Season (June – October). So we are used to the rain here, plus it’s not cold, actually doesn’t bother you too much unless it’s a downpour. The tour to Tortuga Island will still be operating if it rains, also remember that climates change every 10km in Costa Rica and may not be raining at the island when it is in Jaco. If the tour is cancelled it will be to a sever storm and/or with high winds where it is not safe to travel on the catamaran, your will be notified for rescheduling.