Central Pacific Coast Places


Isla Tortuga


Calypso Cruises Island Tours. These pioneered excursions in the Gulf of Nicoya take you to Isla Tortuga from San José, Manuel Antonio, or anywhere in between with bus and boat transportation included ($139). A typical itinerary includes a Tico breakfast en route to the port, snorkeling, banana boat rides, and five hours on the island, with a first-class lunch served with chilled white wine. Isla Tortuga. 2256–2727; 800/887–1969 in North America. www.calypsocruises.com.

Turismo Curú. Turismo Curú arranges year-round kayak excursions to Isla Tortuga for $25 (minimum 2), including entrance fee to the island. Snorkeling equipment is available for an additional fee. Main road, across from Esso station, Isla Tortuga, 60105. 2641–0004. www.curutourism.com.