Visit toTortuga Island with Lunch from San José

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From $105.00

12 reviews   (4.92)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover the magic of this wonderful beach, Playa Tortuga, is located in the Gulf of Nicoya, 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Playa Tortuga (called Tolinga by the indigenous people) has an area of ​​120 hectares and is maintained as a protected forest; which has enjoyed the Ecological Blue Flag for more than five years. This distinction is given to beaches in our country that have their waters free of contamination. Due to its geographical characteristics, its waters are turquoise and are optimal for swimming.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Coffee and snack

Dolphin watching (If conditions allow)

Fresh Fruits


Snorkel at the beach

What's Not Included

Gratuity / tips

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

San Jose
We leave the Capital on way toPuntarenas, where we will board our boat that will take you to Isla Tortuga.

• Admission Ticket Free

We will make a stop for breakfast in Orotina, breakfast not included.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tortuga Island
We will make a tour to visit the beautiful Turtle Island aboard our boat. You will be able to see iconic islands and also dolphins on the way. Upon arrival at Isla Tortuga we will give you 5 hours of beach where you can relax and enjoy the sea.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

We will make a stop to buy snacks or coffee. (Not included)
Then we will travel to San José to drop off clients. Return time may vary depending on traffic.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Yosef was the best tour guide including everyone involved!
julienX9317XE, 16-07-2022
The drive from San Jose to Puntarenas then the boat ride to Isla Tortuga was absolutely smooth. It was planned perfectly with enough time to soak up all the sunshine then leave when there was a storm in the late afternoon. Yosef was entertaining and checked in with everyone. The shuttle driver and crew that helped get us on and off the boat were all so impressive. I wish I brought cash to tip them all but I failed them, I hope my words will make the same impact. Truly such wonderful people filled with good company. I would do this tour again when I come back to Costa Rica! Thank you Yosef & entire crew!
87keylag, 02-10-2022
Excelente experiencia, lugares de Costa Rica hermosos qué hay que conocer
Full Day Isla Tortuga
Kitty_L, 25-07-2022
April was so kind and sweet. She explained everything very well. The driver was awesome as well. I believe his name was JR. I really enjoyed the trip!
Great for Beach-Loving Families!
Jasmine_A, 27-07-2022
I recommend this excursion for families with children who love the beach. No other day trip will allow you so much beach time! Our day began with a pickup time around 5am. My daughter (5) and I were greeted by our guide April, who, in addition to being incredibly beautiful proved to be very kind and caring and informative. The bus we rode in was super comfortable and it took about 2 hours to get to the dock. We stopped halfway at a restauant for breakfast (not included, but it was only $9 for my daughter and I) and to change into our swimsuits. When we arrived at the dock, our boat Emergente arrived and we were taken to the island. The ride was about 30 minutes and very beautiful! On the way we saw dolphins and turtles! We arrived at the island at about 8:30 am and immediately went snorkeling which lasted about 40 minutes. I will say that while we enjoyed the snorkeling, the water was way too dark to see anything. All we saw was water.... The crew on the ship were very friendly and courteous too. After snorkeling we enjoyed the beach for several hours! There were places to purchase a pina colada in a pineapple or a coconut drink in a coconut, there was a shaved ice stand, and a bar. The servers actually came out into the water to hand-deliver drinks, collect empty drinks, and take orders! For those interested you could also rent kayaks or ride a banana boat. Lunch was served at 12:30; there was an option of grilled fish or chicken with rice and sauteed vegetables. There were only 3 things I didn't like about the beach: 1) They charged $1 per person to use the restroom. We were there for 7 hours so we had to go twice and it cost us $4. 2) There were a ton of rocks everywhere! When playing in the water I hit my foot on several large rocks, and also the sand itself was super rocky and rough. 3) The water was sooooo smelly! I had to wash my swimsuit twice to get the fishy smell out. We got back on our boat and left the island at 3:30pm and once back at the dock we were able to shower and change before getting back on the bus. We arrived back at our hotel around 7pm.
Muy buena
V5517LKalejandrah, 02-10-2022
Desde que hice el primer tour con Inside me gustó mucho como trabajan, el servicio tan ameno q brindan, la cálida es buena y los precios comodos
Great time, lots of...
Jennifer_K, 01-01-2023
Great time, lots of activities available for cheap at the island and lots of affordable drinks available for purchase
Buena experiencia
Alberto E, 29-12-2022
Excelente atención, pero el almuerzo, se hizo poco
Y el tiempo libre no alcanzo lo suficiente , no pudimos probar el Churchill

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