Tortuga Island, Punta Arenas

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Relax or get active on the tropical island of Tortuga Island. Take a boat ride by yourself or as part of a day tour, and enjoy the picturesque island landscape. Swim or snorkel in the clear Caribbean waters, and take the canopy zipline with panoramic views of the lush forest. Besides relaxing on the white sand beaches, you can rent a boat with a glass bottom to see an abundance of marine life, including octopuses, sharks, sting rays, and spinner dolphins. Visit the site of the three sunken ships, rent a banana boat, or hike through the island's interior hills. Make Tortuga Island part of your personalized Punta Arenas itinerary using our Punta Arenas online route planner .
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  • Calypso tours took us on a fantastic 2 hour cruise from CR to Tortuga Island. We went snorkeling and road a banana boat. They fed us a fantastic lunch with wine! Very nice day.  more »
  • We had an excellent time! It took 45 minutes by boat. We stayed at the island most of the day. Excellent snorkeling! Saw spider monkeys & birds on the boat ride back.  more »
  • We hired a boat and captain to take us from Los Suenos to the island. It was pretty rough going across the gulf of nicoya to Tortuga Island. Very primative but locals have everything you need once you...  more »

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Most accommodations in Puntarenas lie along the central street, Centenario. These include mid-range hotels with pools, as well as casino hotels and smaller bed and breakfasts. From this central location, you'll have easy access to the coast on either side of the peninsula, as well as proximity to the town's two ferry ports. Look to stay on the south side, near Playa Puntarenas, to enjoy waterfront views and easy beach access.
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