June 24, 2016

Curu & Tortuga Island

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Excursions from Curu & Tortuga Island

 

Scuba Diving in Islas Tortuga

Duration: 2:30 hrs.
Min: 4 – Max: 12 ( Per Departure)

Directly from your ship, we will transport you by boat to Islas Tortuga, famous in Costa Rica for scuba diving . The trip takes about 10 minutes by boat. On the way to the islands, you will enjoy the beautiful coastline together with some marine wildlife. Our guides ( PADI Certified ) are local divers with many years of experience and lots of knowledge of the area , the currents, tides, marine life and all the factors that are important when diving. The diving sites have been carefully selected.

You can choose one or two dives; each dive is in a different site around Islas Tortuga. We can take you to sites where White Tip Sharks are common all year round. In the dry season (December – April) the big Manta Rays visit us, but during all year you will easily see Eels, Spotted Eagle Rays, Puffer Fish and many others.

Recommended gear: ¡Casual clothes, bathing suit and shorts, Suntan lotion, Camera, Sun glasses, Tight fitting hat, Light weight long sleeved shirt, Rubber sandals or tennis shoes, Don’t forget your towels!

Tour Operator Notes for guests: Guests to bring fins from the ship, otherwise, gear rental is $ 10.00

 

Tour includes: Boat transportation, naturalist guide, Fruits, snacks, and natural juices and water. Dive

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Snorkelling at Tortuga Island

Duration: 3:30 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 60 ( Per Departure)

From the main beach inside Curu Wild Life Refuge, we will transport you by boat to Islas Tortuga, famous in Costa Rica for snorkeling and its beauty. The trip takes about 10 minutes by boat.

On the way to the islands you will enjoy the beautiful coastline together with some marine wildlife. The exciting experience of going with the boat through the hole in the rock called Arco Iris (Rainbow Rock) is one of the best parts of the tour. Our staff will take you in the boat tour showing you the wild life and explaining the reason of the name of the islands and some of it´s history. You will visit Morteros Island. This snorkeling site is famous for the large number of colorful fish and some corals that keeps your attention. Among the most common species you will find the King Angel Fish, Cortez Angel Fish, Damsels, Starfish, eels, gobies and many others.

After about 1hr of snorkeling our captain will take you to a beach , next to the Tortuga Island, there our staff will prepare some fresh fruits, sodas and snacks, in addition, you can sunbathe, swim or buy souvenirs at the island´s store.

Recommended gear: Please bring walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, sun glasses, and towel.

Tour Operator Notes for guests: Guests to bring from the ship, otherwise, gear rental is $ 10.00

 

Tour includes: Boat transportation, naturalist guide, Fruits, snacks, and natural juices and water.

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Curu Wildlife Refuge Nature Walk

Duration: 2:30 hrs.
Min: 15 – Max: 60 ( Per Departure)

At Curu your naturalist tour guide will introduce you to a variety of wildlife that thrives here, including up to 200 species of birds, capuchin and howler monkeys as well as sloths and anteaters.

The reserves includes 4.5 kilometers of coastline with beautiful white sand beaches and tiny coves. Although it is a small reserve, two thirds is preserved as primary forest.

This is one of the most scenic regions of North Costa Rica, known for calm seas and transparent waters, allowing for swimming and snorkeling close to shore.

Recommended gear: Wear good comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, bring towel, wear bathing suit underneath cloth, hat or visor, sunscreen, dark glasses, sun tan oil

Notes: Wildlife sightings, although common, are not guaranteed.

 

Tour Includes: Park Fees, naturalist guide, water .

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