Guided tour

Puerto Limon: Half-Day Tortuguero Canals & Playa Bonita Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Relax Day Tours
Guided tour

Puerto Limon: Half-Day Tortuguero Canals & Playa Bonita Tour

Activity provider: Relax Day Tours
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From US$ 63.50 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover beautiful Puerto Limon on a half-day tour as you experience its top attractions, such as the Tortuguero Canals, the banana plantation, and Playa Bonita.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pickup only for selected hotels in Puerto Limon: Hotel Acon, Park Hotel, Playa Westfalia, Maribú Caribe, and Hotel Miami. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • Relax at the beach of Playa Bonita
  • Explore the wildlife of the Tortuguero Canals on a covered 1-hour riverboat ride
  • Take in stunning views of the natural scenery
  • Learn more about the tropical fruits that grow here
Full description
Enjoy a half-day tour around the Puerto Limon and visit some of its most famous attractions as you learn more about the region from your professional guide. Spot the local wildlife on a 1-hour boat ride on the Tortuguero Canals and feel the sand under your feet at Playa Bonita. Taste fresh fruits from a local fruit stand. As you travel to your first stop in an air-conditioned vehicle, learn from your local guide interesting facts about Costa Rica's Caribbean province. Start off with exploring the Tortuguero Canals on a 1-hour covered boat trip, a fantastic chance to appreciate the rich wildlife of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. With some luck, you'll be able to see animals such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and basilisks, as well as many sorts of birds. Next, head to Playa Bonita, a nice small beach. If the weather is nice and after your guide makes sure you're good to go, feel free to enjoy the waters. Alternatively, sit down and relax or head over to one of the nearby restaurants to enjoy a local dish or a Costa Rican beer (at your own expense). Then, visit a scenic viewpoint where you have a panoramic view of most of Puerto Limon's small city and even the coastline and ship docks. This is a great place for a photo-op. After the breathtaking views, it is time to visit the Fruit Stand to learn about different tropical plants and trees, but also to taste their fresh fruits. As the tour is coming to an end, you can optionally visit a supermarket where you can purchase goods such as top quality coffee at fair local prices. After, you are dropped back in Puerto Limon.
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Multi-lingual Guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Free fruit tasting
  • Entry fees
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• For cruise ship passengers: Please go to the entrance of the cruise ship terminal in Puerto Limon. Walk 150 meters (160 yards) from the ship towards the Vargas Park. Go through the crosswalk until you reach the public street after crossing the exit gates. There, you will see your guide with a sign with the logo "Relax Day Tours". • For passengers not arriving by Cruise Ship: look for the guide with a sign with the logo "Relax Day Tours" in the sidewalk facing the cruise terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • As groups may vary this might be a multi-lingual tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

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We were on an 11-day Panama canal cruise with a stop in Puerto Limon and decided to book a tour through Get Your Guide with Relax Day Tours. This was the best decision we could have made. It was an amazing and incredible day. The tours guides were the very best and took time to help us enjoy all the beauties of the area. When the discovered that my father-in-law loved birds, they took extra time and effort to find and identify the birds of the area for him. My sister-in-law loved the tour so much that she declared Puerto Limon the best stop of the entire cruise. Touring the canals, visiting the local banana farms, shops and even a local grocery store were ways to really see and understand the area. The guides were very friendly and informed on the local animals and plant life and allowed us all the time we needed to enjoy every element of the tour. Best tour ever!

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March 31, 2023

Rupert met us as arranged and kindly guided us around on a private tour. He was very polite, cheerful and knowledgeable. Everywhere we went people knew him and he was good fun. Excellent guide on the boat with the captain and they enabled us to see much more wildlife close up than we ever expected. Great tour, good value and well done. Thank you.

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March 31, 2023

Wow! Besser geht‘s nicht! Kommunikation mit Federico über mail und WhatsApp, unkompliziert und zugewandt, transparent und fürsorglich. Der Ausflug selbst mit deutschsprachiger Reiseleitung, alles wie besprochen, zu guten Konditionen. Alles gesehen und noch mehr, kalte Getränke, und das Eingehen auf individuelle Wünsche. Fünf Sterne.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 387371