Duration: Full Day
Schedule: 9:45 am from Montezuma - 8:30 am from Mal Pais.
Details: The excursion starts from the small village of Montezuma. You will board a fast boat for a one hour ride following the coast to the island. Just before to arrive to this small paradise there is this big calcaire arch hiding a little white sand beach. The contrast between the clear rock and the turquoise water is surprising.
Upon arriving to the tropical paradise of Tortuga Island we anchor the boat within viewing distance of the white sand beach for our first snorkeling session. The crystal waters at Tortuga are surrounded by volcanic rock reef which is home of the best snorkeling site on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast.
King Angelfish, Porcupine fish, Morays, Needlefish, Spotted Eagle Rays and a myriad of other tropical beauties make for a phenomenal snorkeling experience. Not to mention the oysters your guide might find for a fresh ceviche on the beach!
After your incredible snorkeling adventure we take you onto the white sand beach of Tortuga Island. While lunch is being prepared grab a cold drink and take a stroll along the beach and swim in the calm crystal waters. For lunch our chef serves up fresh BBQ fish or chicken in his secret sauce, tasty grilled potatoes and vegetables, bread and a big fresh tropical fruit buffet.
The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Take part in a volleyball game or rent a kayak to discover the other secluded beaches of the island. Or for the more adventurous take a hike up to the top of the island for some spectacular views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the surrounding islands. Join us for a second snorkeling session at a different spot on the reef or take a siesta under the coco palms on the island. As the day comes to an end we get back on the boat for the picturesque ride back to Montezuma.
Included: Soft drinks, beers, fresh tropical fruits, full lunch and English speaking Guides.
Price: $50 from Montezuma - $65 from Mal Pais or Santa Teresa - 2 people minimum