Tortuga Island is set off the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. It’s found within an archipelago that boasts islands with lush forests and white-sand beaches. These islands also act as a sanctuary for seabirds.
Tortuga Island is situated 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas. Known by locals as “Tolinga,” the island covers approximately 300 acres (120 ha) and includes forests and beaches. The island has also been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag for more than five years; this award is given to pollution-free beaches in Costa Rica. Not surprisingly, the water here is clear and great for swimming.
The tour begins with ground transportation to Puntarenas from San José, Jacó, Guanacaste, and other parts of the country. While you’re on the bus, you’ll be served a breakfast snack. A bilingual guide accompanies you throughout the entire journey.