is the best known island in the area, which is actually two uninhabitated islands about five km southwest of islas Negritos. There are beautiful beaches for snorkeling and swimming.Brightly colored tropical fish, snapper, tuna, grouper, mackerel, shark, barracuda,manta rays, porcupine fish, sea urchins and other marine species are often viewed in this area. The island can be reached by daily boat tours from Montezuma: amazing snorkeling, BBQ fish and lots of fun!
The boat and snorkeling tour to Tortuga Island is a must during your vacation!
The central Pacific ocean offers many reefs, most of them volcanic, with depth between 25 to 80 feet. The variety of tropical fish is huge: a lot of blues spotted Jackfish, Manta rays, Spotted Eagle Ray, southern stingray, puffers etc The water temperature goes from 85 to 95F and the visibility from 10 to 70 feet depening on season. There are several diving points and in Tortuga Island which is famous for its good visibility and big amount of fish and corals. There are also two wreck sites.
Check out the photogallery and book your diving tour with PADI certified diving masters.
is connected to the mainland by a wide stony trail which is completely submersed at high tide. Originally the landing point for boats delivering supplies and collecting local produce its rocky shores now offer great snorkeling and swimming.Cabuya is the only village in Costa Rica to have the town cementary located on an otherwise uninhabited island.
This park, with over 200 waterfalls, dense vegetation and underwater cave, is over 500km southwest of Costa Rica, in the eastern pacific. Legend has it that some of the early visitors buried a huge treasure here but it has never been found. Because of its isolation Isla del Coco has evolved a unique ecosystem, which is why it is protected by national park status. Over 70 species of animals and 70 species of plants are reportedly endemic (occurring nowhere else in the world) and more remain to be discovered. Birders come to the island to see the colonies of seabirds, mostly of which nest on Cocos. There are two endemic lizard species. The marine life is also varied, with sea turtles, coral reefs, and tropical fish in abundance. Snorkeling and diving are excellent and are the main activities for visitros.
are well- known sea bird sanctuaries but for the protection of the birds no land visitors are allowed except researchers with permission from the Servicio de parque Nacional. The reserve can be visited by boat, however you can observe many of the seabirds from the boat.
San Lucas Island
Is the biggest of these islands, about 600 hectare. The island use to be a prison that was closed in 1992, and now tourists can visit the island and see the largely overgrown remains of the prison cells, some of which are over one hundred years old.
Evidence of indigenous culture still exists in this enchanting rainforest covered island, sacred burial ground for the pre-columbian indians. The area comprises a mammoth marine ecosystem, with more than one hundred thousand acres of mangrove wetlands and one thousand miles of fresh and salt water rivers, estuaries and tributaries. The terrain varies widely and includes twenty foot reefs, fifty foot underwater pinnacles, canyons, walls and caves. Surface sightings include porpoises, sea turtles, whale sharks and hump-back whales.