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Puntarenas Province

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From Puntarenas: Tortuga Island Full-Day Boat Trip

1. From Puntarenas: Tortuga Island Full-Day Boat Trip

Take a trip to Isla Tortuga, a island paradise with white sands and turquoise water. As a special treat, we will take you to the negritos Island wildlife refuge, island that is habited by spider monkeys. See dolphins and monkeys in their natural hábitat on way the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a private beach club and do snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters on this day trip from Puntarenas. Feel the ocean breeze in your face, take a panoramic photo of the Nicoya Stone Arch. This tour, is all day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, offers a lot in one package.

All-Inclusive Catamaran Eco Adventure with Lunch

2. All-Inclusive Catamaran Eco Adventure with Lunch

Cruise along Costa Rica's Pacific coast, keeping an eye out for whales, dolphins, and seabirds. Anchor in a protected bay and explore the area above and below water, using the snorkel equipment, waterslides, and trampoline provided onboard.  Pickup starts from Quepos and Manuel Antonio approximately 30-45 minutes prior to departure. Hop aboard and enjoy a 3.5-hour cruise through clear waters and past lush jungle and dramatic rock formations.  Stop for swimming and snorkeling and take advantage of the waterslides and trampoline. A gourmet lunch will be served on board along with coffee and a selection of fresh fruits and natural fruit juices.

From Manuel Antonio: Mangrove Boat Tour

3. From Manuel Antonio: Mangrove Boat Tour

The mangrove forest is one of the most vital and astounding ecosystems in the world. Damas Island, located just 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio is currently one of the most important remaining mangroves in Costa Rica. Covering thousands of acres of protected forest, this amazing biodiversity is home to a large number of birds, reptiles, mammals, and insects. Our experienced guides will take you on an unforgettable boat tour through the channels of the mangrove forest, far away from civilization. You can discover an abundance of species native to the area such as white-faced monkeys, anteaters, boas, iguanas, birds and thousands of colorful crabs. Our boats have the capacity to hold 12 passengers and are fully equipped for your comfort and security.

Quepos: Damas Island Mangrove’s Boat Tour

4. Quepos: Damas Island Mangrove’s Boat Tour

Be sure to keep your eyes wide open, in order to identify the countless birds, monkeys and reptiles on this tour. The roofed boats used are environmentally friendly, comfortable as well as risk-free. Because of the boat design it is easy to interact with white-faced monkeys as they, from time to time, love to hop on board. As you are observing this luxuriant atmosphere, your guide will describe the flora and fauna seen in this amazing and impressive area. This tour explores the natural canals and offers a perfect chance to see marine birds such as kingfishers and frigate birds among others. Your journey will go through briny waters glimpsing the tropical island and pass under natural tunnels created by trees. This is why you are going to enjoy this haven of nature. Lunch is served at the end of the tour. Transportation back to your hotel is included. This tour is for all ages and physical conditions.

San José: Tortuga Island Tour with Lunch & Hotel Transfer

5. San José: Tortuga Island Tour with Lunch & Hotel Transfer

Explore Tortuga Island on a guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Go on a quick tour of the other islands in a boat, then arrive at Tortuga Island. Go snorkelling or swimming, and eat breakfast on the beach. Opt to do other activities, such as renting a jet ski. Tuck into lunch. Begin your tour by getting picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle directly from your hotel in either Heredia, San José, or Alajuela. Once you arrive at the harbour, hop into your speedboat and set sail on your adventure. Listen to your guide tell you about the local area and take in the views. Go on a tour to the Gulf of Nicoya, and see islands such as San Lucas, Isla Cedros, and Jesusita. Use the opportunity to take photos. Along the way, keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins that are residents of Puntarenas. See if you can spot whales or turtles, and stop to observe them. Upon arrival at the island, be provided with equipment to go snorkelling, as well as instructions on how to use them. Go searching for exotic and colorful fish underwater. Spend time relaxing on the white sand in the shade of palm trees. Savor some fresh fruit for breakfast. Opt to participate in other activities at an extra cost. Rent a jet ski and head out onto the turquoise waters, go on a hike and take in the breathtaking views, go paddleboarding, or rent a kayak.  Opt to participate in other activities at an extra cost. Rent a jet ski or a kayak, or go paddleboarding. After you have explored the island, head back for lunch on the beach. Enjoy cold drinks and a coffee along with it. Hop back in the boat to be taken back to your hotel at the end of the day.

From Puntarenas: Bioluminiscence Boat Tour with BBQ & Drinks

6. From Puntarenas: Bioluminiscence Boat Tour with BBQ & Drinks

Embark on a bioluminescence boat tour and see millions of glowing plankton. This tour start at 3:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm, sunset tour is included. After, chill on the beach we will enjoy a BBQ dinner in escondida beach club. At the night grows dark, get ready for a personal encounter with the bioluminescence phenomenon. See how the microscopic plankton produce natural light at the touch of your hand. Explore these organisms up close as your guide takes you on a journey, and even go and swim. At the end we will arrange your drop-off at you hotel or airbnb near puntarenas town.

Puntarenas: Catamaran Cruise to Biesanz Bay with Lunch

7. Puntarenas: Catamaran Cruise to Biesanz Bay with Lunch

Discover the beauty of the Manuel Antonio National Park from the water on this catamaran cruise. Search for dolphins, whales, and other marine wildlife as you cruise past tropical islands and white sand beaches. Enjoy lunch, fresh fruit, and soft drinks and fruit juice as you sail.  Be picked up from select hotels in Puntarenas, Punta Leona, and San José in a comfortable bus and transfer to a spacious catamaran that is equipped with bathrooms, waterslides, beach chairs, and snorkeling gear.  Set off on your cruise and discover interesting facts about Quepos and the Manuel Antonio park from the Costa Rican crew members that are eager to show you the best of Costa Rica. Look for spotted dolphins, humpback whales migrating, sea turtles, and manta rays.  Gaze out at mysterious islands, craggy cliffs, and unusual rock formations as you travel along the Manuel Antonio National Park's coastline. Keep an eye out for pelicans, boobies, and ibises which have breeding grounds here.  Be fully engaged as your guide answers your queries, points out interesting sites, and provides a brief overview of the area's history. Anchor in a safe location within the picturesque Biesanz Bay. Where you can snorkel thorugh schools of colorful fish.  Come back on board once you've finished snorkeling and savor an exquisite lunch which includes grilled fish brochettes with onion and green pepper, pasta salad with vegetables, fresh tropical fruits, and natural fruit drinks.  Conclude with a return trip to the Quepos marina and the opportunity to witness a dramatic tropical sunset on the way to the harbor (during summer afternoon tours). Transfer back to your pickup point by bus. 

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The trip was delightful— wonderful boat, terrific crew, beautiful scenery and delicious lunch. Our guide Allen made us feel so welcome & comfortable. He was very attentive & especially made sure my granddaughter enjoyed herself. Would have liked more time to snorkel. But overall a fabulous way to spend a morning & learn more about Costa Rica. Thank you!!❤️❤️

An easy gentle ride down the mangroves. Birds monkeys bats lizards snakes and even a distant sloth with knowledgeable guides.they are pointing out the wildlife with enthusiasm and skill. In the rain we were under cover of the boat canopy Very pleasant. Reliable pick up. Lunch too.

An exceptional environment with a passionate guide who transmits the information to us with such liveliness. Made us see and learn about animals, birds, insects, etc. Unparalleled service in addition we were served a typical meal which was excellent.

It was really a great tour !! Edgar was a super good guide. Had a lot of knowledge about nature and was always in a good mood! ☺️ We even got very tasty food and were supplied with water the whole time!! We thank you !!!

Very nice excursion in the mangrove. We saw the monkeys very very closely. I learned not to show your teeth. Sign of aggression.!! Our guide Royvin Arce, very good and very nice. To do !