Tortuga Island is a quintessential tropical paradise based on the Nicoya Peninsular. This region is a wonderful haven for divers, surfers and just anyone wants to relax in azure waters and play around the sandy beaches under the glare of the magnificent Caribbean sun.
Diving in Costa Rica seems like swimming in a glass of water. There is so much visibility without any obstructions. On the other hand, this island is something else completely and an example of what diving is all about. Read on to make the most out of the Tortuga Island tour:
Tortuga Island is popular for being mentioned in the Pirates of the Caribbean as the home of piracy on the Caribbean. In reality, this island is famed for its sugary beaches with large palm trees swaying in the breeze.
Tortuga Island is surrounded by amazing volcanic reefs and there are almost no major tides to speak of. This makes diving and snorkeling is possible for even the most inexperienced traveler. On the island, you will enjoy playing beach volleyball, exploring hiking trails and staying at a number of luxury resorts.
Things to See
The warm tropical waters of Tortuga Island bring in all type of colorful marine species. As long as you exercise precaution, it’s extremely safe to swim after them and observe from a distance. You can see giant fish species like yellowtails from long distances. In addition to, you can enjoy seeing angel fish, parrot fish and frogfish like tropical fish varieties right there.
The waters surrounding the Tortuga Island have their own share of big boys. Professional diving enthusiasts have observed the sightings of octopuses, green sea turtles, dolphins, whale sharks up to 35 feet in length and white tip sharks.
The Tide Pool
The large tide pool located between Playa Hermosa and Playa Santa Teresa is often overlooked by surfers as the waters are very calm there. The tide pool is exposed at low tide. It’s much bigger than an Olympic sized swimming pool and different sea life trapped in the tide pool is completely available for viewing.
You will rarely see anything big being caught in the pool that makes it a perfect destination for younger travelers and kids. The water is about waist height for an average person and it’s warm as the sun beats down on the surface. It only remains visible for a few hours; though making the most out of it.
Playa Los Suecos and the Secret Beach
Playa Los Suecos is one of the topmost destinations for diving in Costa Rica. Also well-known as Punta Murcielago, this is a peaceful marine area with stingrays traveling through the waters. The Mal Pais Secret Beach is another tranquil diving paradise. It’s tucked into the Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve area – a lot of bigger animal species can travel through this safe area.
When the tide is very low, you can make your way into the Bat Point Cave. This sea cave is filled with a lot of bats and is only available for a couple of hours every day. You can avoid touching the bats unless you want to be showered with bat droppings.
Are you a first-timer or an experienced diver? Plan your guided tour to Tortuga Island through Tour Operators CR and get the optimal diving opportunities around Costa Rica. For more information about the Tortuga Island tour, please contact us as soon as possible and let’s get started!