Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Isla Tortuga

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Published 06/18/2015

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This idyllic, unpopulated island has clear turquoise water, where you'll see a good number of colorful fish, though in the company of many tourists, arriving in many boats of all sizes. A 40-minute hiking trail (small fee) wanders past monkey ladders, strangler figs, bromeliads, orchids, and the fruit-bearing guanábana (soursop) and marañón (cashew) trees up to a lookout point with amazing vistas. Amenities: water sports. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.

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Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica

Published 06/18/2015


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