Tortuga Island Tour From Jaco

Writen by Milagro Guerrero

The Gulf of Nicoya is a paradisiac archipelago made up of several islands, with an exuberant natural wealth and a sanctuary that shelters seabirds and beaches of white sands, besides own flora and fauna of our Central Pacific.

Tortuga Island is located in this beautiful archipelago. Located 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island has an area of ​​120 hectares, which remains as a protected forest. Due to its geographical characteristics, its waters are turquoise, and are very great for swimming.

The Bay Island Catamaran has three different environments for your enjoyment: the main room with air conditioning, a bar section and dressing rooms; another area is the bow, featuring a wonderful view of all the landscapes where you will sail, and the upper deck well-conditioned for your rest, and with a large jacuzzi.

The tour includes:

  • Land transportation.
  • Specialized bilingual guides during the whole trip.
  • Breakfast snacks served on the bus.
  • Transportation on board of the CATAMARAN THE GREAT BAY’S PRINCESS’ and / or BAY’S PRINCESS, with a travel duration of one hour and thirty minutes, sailing through theGulf of Nicoya, seeing lush landscapes.
  • Tropical fruits, fish ceviche, natural drinks, farewell drinks, and snacks aboard.
  • Live music: To your delight, you will share with the embarkation’s musicians.
  • Chairs forthe beach(beach bed).
  • Five hours of beach inTortuga Island.
  • Lunch on the Island.
  • Entertainment: During your stay at the beach, you can perform beach volleyball included in the package.

You can enjoy if you want extra activities: snorkeling, banana, kayak among others.

What to bring? Swimsuit, additional clothing, towel, sunblock, hat or cap, and camera.

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Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine: where the organic ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate recipes at home.

First stop at the local farmers’ market in Quepos, where you will have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick out ingredients for your lunch with the guide’s assistance depending on menu designed for you. Once in the small town of Londres, at a private ranch and dining area, you will be greeted by the team. They will proceed to guide you through our organic garden to pick out some finishing flavors, colors and textures for your meal. Now, to the preparation guided by the expert local cooks.

Participate in the kitchen and experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic “ceviches” with plantain or banana, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, “picadillos” (minced meats and veggies and spices combined), and more. Once you sit down for your meal, not only will your appetite be satiated but also your curiosity for Costa Rican local flavors.

Let your imagination soar on how to recreate at home with your own seasonal ingredients.

There is leisure time available for you to explore the ranch, and walk down to the Naranjo River where, weather permitting, you can have a dip in the refreshing waters.

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Experience the “magic of nature” and enjoy Costa Rica’s authentic rural heritage with the highest rated tour in Manuel Antonio. This guided nature, conservation and cultural expedition takes you along lush jungle-shrouded slopes within the Fila Chonta Mountains where three rivers are born making their way to the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy a refreshing swim beneath mesmerizing waterfalls. Spot fascinating regional wildlife, including a myriad of birds, insects and reptiles, and try your luck at organic Tilapia fishing. Visit an authentic sugar mill powered by two massive oxen, and have the option to take a guided horseback ride.

Learn about coffee and citrus production, and participate in the Carbon Offset Tree Adoption Program supported by the Corcovado Foundation conservation alliance.

Complete your journey back into time with a typical Campesino style lunch overlooking the panoramic vista of Manuel Antonio National Park. Just a one-hour scenic country drive will offer you the chance to experience the true meaning of our “pura vida” hospitality while helping preserve Costa Rica’s rural heritage.

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During this 3-hour tour, visitors can feel the thrill of riding on their own ATV in the hills outside Quepos, as the bilingual guide lead them through rustic unpaved roads, giant African palm plantations, cattle farms, and typical towns such as Naranjito and Londres.

Then there is a chance to cool off in the refreshing crystal-clear waters of a waterfall.

Children under parental supervision are permitted.

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Manuel Antonio is a small town in the Central Pacific of Puntarenas, and it is one of the most beautiful and richest wildlife spots in Costa Rica, having its own National Park called Manuel Antonio. It is one of the most popular touristic attractions in Costa Rica, being visited by approximately 160,000 visitors every year. The weather in Manuel Antonio is warm and humid, with heavy rains in the rainy season months and many hours of sunlight during the dry season.

Manuel Antonio is located 100 miles south from San José, and you can get there in three hours using the Costanera Highway, that crosses the Pacific Coast parallel to the ocean, giving you spectacular landscapes and making the trip more pleasant. Once you get to Quepos, the closest town and right by the highway, you have to drive 5 miles south to Manuel Antonio. Another traveling option is to take a flight from San Jose, which takes 20 minutes to get to Quepos.

On the way to the town, you will see many hotels in the hills that surround the park. Many of these hotels are Costa Rica luxury resorts, suited for large budgets, but you will also find cheap Costa Rica hotels in Quepos and Manuel Antonio. You will find the most expensive hotels in the top of the hills, having breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean. Some of these luxury hotels offer discounts during the green season, usually between May and October.

The Manuel Antonio National Park is a small place, compared with other National Parks in Costa Rica. However, it offers a huge variety of wildlife and beautiful beaches that will impress visitors in Costa Rica ecology tours. There are four beaches called Manuel Antonio, Playita, Espadilla Sur and Escondido.

You can make Costa Rica surf tours in those beaches. There are islands close to the shoreline, coral reefs, a dense rainforest that can be crossed using the trails from where you will see several species of monkeys (like white-faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys) and other mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. It is a perfect location for Costa Rica birding tours.

Due to the small size of the Park, attendance is limited at 600 people per day from Tuesday to Friday, and 800 people on weekends during Costa Rica guided tours. The Park is closed on Mondays. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Manuel Antonio.

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Canopy Vista Los Sueños is located in the most prestigious surf beach of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, Jacó; and it is one of the best beach canopy tours of the country as it is a project designed not only as an extreme adventure, but a way to enjoy nature without harming the environment. The property where rests this thrilling Costa Rica zip line is 80 acres of land… 50% of which is primary forest and boasts spectacular views of the Herradura bay and Island, as well as the Nicoya Gulf.

This Costa Rica canopy tour takes place in a transitional forest between the dry forest in the North Pacific and the rainforest in the South Pacific, where scarlet macaws, chestnut-mandibled toucans and white-face monkeys are commonly spotted. The adventure starts with a 15-minute ride aboard a specially designed 40 passenger tractor to reach the first zip line. Once you arrive to the top of the mountain, guides will give you the equipment and all the necessary instructions.

There are 14 zip line cables and 15 platforms, with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometer including the longest cable in the area of 2400 feet.

Canopy Vista Los Sueños includes: a 15-minute tractor ride, bilingual guides, fruits and water.

What to bring? Comfortable clothes and shoes, insect repellent and cameras are optional; professional photography services are provide.

Duration: 2H approximately

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Located on the Pacific Central coast of Costa Rica, board the boat and set off to your approximate two ½ hours scenic river adventure. The Guacalillo estuary is noted for its mangrove forests.

The mangroves are a group of unrelated woody plants that grow in protected tropical coasts. The mangrove is also a great habitat for many endemic birds like the cuckoo, Mangrove Hummingbirds, Vireo, Panama Flycatcher and many herons and egrets.

This particular mangrove forest is one of the most important in the mid-Pacific Coast for the conservation of the Scarlet Macaw. Though this endangered bird species spends most of the day in the forest, they rest in the mangroves.

Look out for some 250 species of birds, crocodiles, mammals and insects. Also, the Tárcoles River mouth is considered by birdwatchers to be one of the richest sites for sea birds and shorebirds, specifically during the migration from October through April.

Ospreys, gulls, cormorants, pelicans and frigate birds are some of the most common species in the delta. Spot the large colonies of crocodiles! Some of these reptiles are easily 10-feet long. Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards and many other species will help you to understand the importance of this eco system and why we must preserve it.

Back on land, enjoy a tropical fruit snack, sodas and bottled water.

Lunch available upon request.

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On this tour, you’re heading out of the city to go to the town of Heredia, one of Costa Rica’s most historical cities. You’ll hop aboard the Atlantic Railroad and ride to this lovely colonial town that dates back to 1705. How lovely is it? Well, it’s been nicknamed the “City of Flowers” for its many beautiful gardens and surrounding lush countryside.

You’ll spot colonial architecture and get a feel for the laidback vibe that makes this place so charming. As you explore, you’ll spot sites like the historic La Immaculate Concepcion, a majestic church with bells imported all the way from Cusco, Peru. The stained glass paintings inside are some of the oldest in the country. You will also see Heredia’s Parque Central, surrounded by shops and restaurants, and featuring a temple, as well as El Fortin, a wonderful colonial tower from an old Spanish fort.

The park is home to La Casa de la Cultura as well, which holds historical and art exhibitions on a regular basis. Wander over to the central market, where you can discover the secrets behind local handicrafts. You will also learn about the history of Heredia Province and get a taste for daily life. Afterwards, it’s time to taste that brew! You’ll discover the secrets of Costa Rican coffee on a tour that explains the roasting process, followed by a professional tasting or “cupping” session.

And what better way to cap off a caffeine-fueled afternoon than by learning how to prepare the very best coffee-based beverages? Try your hand at making a classic espresso or frothy cappuccino, so you can impress your friends and family back home with your mad barista skills. You’ll then head back into the city of San Jose, free to spend your evening exploring more local life. For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Includes: Local English-speaking guide, train fare, lunch and coffee sampling.

Does not include: Transportation to and from the meeting point, food and beverages other than specified above, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.

What to bring: Please wear hiking shoes and bring a sweater, hat, and bottle of water.

Writen by Jefferson Garro

The Gulf of Nicoya is a paradisiac archipelago made up of several islands, with an exuberant natural wealth and a sanctuary that shelters seabirds and beaches of white sands, besides own flora and fauna of our Central Pacific.

Tortuga Island is located in this beautiful archipelago. Located 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island has an area of ​​120 hectares, which remains as a protected forest. Due to its geographical characteristics, its waters are turquoise, and are very great for swimming. The Bay Island Catamaran has three different environments for your enjoyment: the main room with air conditioning, a bar section and dressing rooms; another area is the bow, featuring a wonderful view of all the landscapes where you will sail, and the upper deck well-conditioned for your rest, and with a large jacuzzi.

The tour includes:

  • Land transportation.
  • Specialized bilingual guides during the whole trip.
  • Breakfast snacks served on the bus.
  • Transportation on board of the CATAMARAN THE GREAT BAY’S PRINCESS’ and / or BAY’S PRINCESS, with a travel duration of one hour and thirty minutes, sailing through the Gulf of Nicoya, seeing lush landscapes.
  • Tropical fruits, fish ceviche, natural drinks, farewell drinks, and snacks aboard.
  • Live music: To your delight, you will share with the embarkation’s musicians.
  • Chairs for the beach (beach bed).
  • Five hours of beach in Tortuga Island.
  • Lunch on the Island.
  • Entertainment: During your stay at the beach, you can perform beach volleyball included in the package.

You can enjoy if you want extra activities: snorkeling, banana, kayak among others.
What to bring: Swimsuit, additional clothing, towel, sunblock, hat or cap, and camera.

Writen by Milagro Guerrero

It is located in the Central Pacific coast, only two hours driving from San Jose and can be visited while staying in, or on the way to, Jaco, Herradura or Manuel Antonio. This 210 acre private reserve is a transitional area between the drier climate of the northwest and the more humid climate of the southern coast.

The visit includes the hour-long tram ride accompanied by a bilingual naturalist guide and a 45 minute guided nature walk. It allows visitors to discover the hidden secrets and hanging gardens of the tropical forest from a different perspective.

The property offers the following attractions and facilities: aerial tram allowing a maximum of nine passengers plus one naturalist per gondola; guided walking trails, herbarium, heliconias gallery, snake exhibit, multimedia presentation, information center, cafeteria, gift shop, bathrooms and parking lot. Smoking is not allow in the reserve. Easy access for all people including seniors, children and disabled visitors. Even the aerial tram gondolas are wheelchair accessible.

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Savegre River is without a doubt one of the most pristine rivers in the country and is wonderfully surrounded by lush vegetation thanks to its proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park. In fact, this river flows south until reaching an estuary in this world-known National Park located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

The river features class II and III rapids, which are perfect for Costa Rica family vacations. This means that even children of a certain age are not going to miss the opportunity to enjoy this experience. It’s important to mention the fact that Costa Rica white water rafting companies are always on the lookout for that all safety measures are met, so they will ensure that children meet height and weight necessary for life jackets for example.

Difficulty: Moderate

What to bring? Rubber-soled shoes that can get, swimsuit, waterproof sunscreen lotion, hat, croakies or straps to secure glasses, clothing change.

Minimum age: 5 years old

Writen by Milagro Guerrero

One of the main reasons to visit Costa Ricais the combination of nature and adventure that can be experienced in almost all the activities included in the vacation packages, for example, an exciting whitewater rafting expedition in Naranjo River.

This river drifts through mountains, beautiful jungle gorges, farmlands and palm plantations and taking advantage of the Costa Rica rafting season (from May to December), the experience will be even more exciting because of the big waves and the spectacular scenery.

The river’s course is steep and challenging, perfect for adventure seekers and most experienced paddlers.

Difficulty:Challenging

What to bring? Rubber-soled shoes that can get, swimsuit, waterproof sunscreen lotion, hat, croakies or straps to secure glasses, clothing change.

Minimum age:8 years old

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Row in the tranquil waters of a magical place to learn this sport and explore the animal life of the coastal mangroves.

An excellent excursion for bird watching.

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The morning tour includes a snorkeling adventure at one of the beautiful snorkeling locations along the coast of one of the local beaches.

The afternoon tour is a truly amazing trip for nature lovers who will enjoy not only the experience itself but the breathtaking sunset of the Pacific Ocean.

Humpback whales, and dolphins as well as other beautiful marine life can be witnessed on our catamaran tour. On board you will be offered an excellent variety of snacks and natural drinks.

These can be enjoyed while navigating along the coast with the ocean breeze and the sun, helping you to enjoy this tropical paradise.

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Visit this impressive transitional moist to dry forest and follow the trails to observe the variety of plants, amphibians, reptiles and birds such as the famous scarlet macaw.

Crocodiles more than three meters long can be seen all along the Tarcoles River.

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