Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga)
Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga)
Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga)

Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga) Tours and Tickets

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A postcard-perfect paradise of white-sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, and sapphire-blue water rife with marine life, Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga) is an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, or bask in the sunshine. The island is only accessible from Costa Rica’s main cities via a scenic boat ride across the Gulf of Nicoya—an extra perk for your vacation.

  • Puntarenas, 50503

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DanielAndre_T, Oct 2023
A little paradise tucked away
A little paradise island tucked away from Mainland with friendly islanders preparing food. Restrooms are very clean and maintained for $1.00 US/visit. Ocean Water was warm and the palm trees hovered places to take in the sun by relaxing on the beach chairs. It is worth it! The boat crew lead by Jacob were great and friendly.
Tara_Y, Nov 2023
Worth the beautiful views but beware the choppy boat ride over
Had a lovely time on this beach out in the ocean drinking pina coladas out of pineapples and watching the gentle ocean. The boat ride over can be a little choppy so be advised. Calm waters. Not as great swimming since the bottom can be rocky but great beach for lounging. We spotted dolphins on the way too!
Desiree_W, Nov 2023
Pura Vida!
Everything from pick-up to drop-off was exceptional! Felt like royalty for a day! The drive, the boat ride, the beach, the activities, the food, and everything was great. The water was a little cloudy for snorkeling but that's not their fault. I would 100% do this again!
Kimberly_S, Oct 2023
Awesome excursion!!!
Outstanding!!! The crew went out of their way to make it a great experience! Absolutely beautiful!!! So worth it!!!!! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it to anyone!!!
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Q:Is Isla Tortuga worth going to?
A:Yes, Isla Tortuga is absolutely worth going to. An unspoiled, uninhabited island right off the coast of Costa Rica, Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga) offers visitors powdery, white-sand beaches; brilliant turquoise waters teeming with tropical fish; and a lush rainforest interior that’s home to a wealth of wildlife.
Q:How do I get to Isla Tortuga?
A:Isla Tortuga is a remote island located just off the Nicoya Peninsula that can only be reached by boat. A wide range of day trips are available for visitors. Boat services regularly depart from mainland ports like Jaco and Puntarenas, while tours leaving from San Jose also include overland transportation.
Q:Can you stay on Isla Tortuga?
A:No, you cannot stay overnight on Isla Tortuga. The island is uninhabited, and it does not have any hotel accommodations, to preserve its unspoiled habitats and natural scenery. However, the wide range of day trips available make the island easily accessible to visitors.
Q:What can you do on Isla Tortuga?
A:There’s so much for visitors to do on Isla Tortuga. Although it’s tempting to stay and sunbathe on its postcard-perfect beaches, there are more things to do, such as scuba diving or snorkeling amid Tortuga Island’s (Isla Tortuga’s) sunken shipwreck or hiking and ziplining in the island’s forested, mountainous interior.
Q:What should I wear to Isla Tortuga?
A:Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga) is a tropical island, so wear clothing appropriate for heat and humidity, just as you would elsewhere in much of Costa Rica. Bring a swimsuit and water shoes to take advantage of seaside activities, as well as a towel and dry clothes to change into afterward.
Q:How long is the boat ride from Jaco to Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga)?
A:The boat ride from Jaco to Isla Tortuga takes about 1.5 hours each way, depending on conditions. To make the most of your day out on Tortuga Island (Isla Tortuga), it’s worth setting off early in the day so you can see as much of the island as possible.