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Tortuguero Canal and Banana Plantation


Your bilingual guide will pick you up at the reception of your hotel. In a comfortable mini-van we will first do a small city tour through Limon with some interesting infos on the Caribbean port city. We will then continue north of Limon city, to the Tortuguero Canals.

There a motor boat you will take you on a safari through the mangroves looking for wildlife. Usually animals are quite easy to spot along the canal. You will see lots of birds, mammals like sloths and monkeys, reptiles like the emerald basilisk lizard and with a bit of luck even a crocodile or a caiman.

On the way back, you will visit a banana plantation and the packing station. You will get to know all about this delicious tropical fruit.

This tour is also available in Spanish, German and French.

For those who want to travel on to San Jose right away, we now offer this tour as Adventure Connection for an extra charge of $30 p.p. This includes the tour as described above, luggage storage and lunch break at Hotel Playa Westfalia, including a drink per person plus use of their facilities and the pickup at Playa Westfalia and onward transportation to San Jose by shared shuttle. Just select San Jose as dropoff city to book this option. You will arrive in the capital around 7 PM.

Tour information:

Departures: Daily at 9:30 AM
Duration: Day trip with return to the Caribbean: 5.5 hours
Adventure Connection with onward transportation to San Jose: approx. 12 hours
Cost per person: Day trip with return to the Caribbean: $89 for adults; $69 for children
Adventure Connection with onward transportation to San Jose: $119 for adults; $99 for children
There is a minimum of 2 pax for this tour.
Includes: Transportation (pickup and return to your Puerto Viejo or Cahuita area hotel), drinks, fruits, the boat ride, and a well prepared bilingual guide
Adventure Connection furthermore includes luggage storage and lunch break at Hotel Playa Westfalia, including a drink per person plus use of their facilities and pickup at Hotel Playa Westfalia and onward transportation to San Jose by shared shuttle
Not included: Optional afternoon add-on with lunch and facilities at the Banana Azul Beach Club (see details below).
What to bring: Water, camera, a copy of your passport

Make a day of it at the Azul Beach Club

Choose the Azul Beach Club option when booking your tour (for $15 per person). Includes transportation to Banana Azul after end of tour, beach chairs with rancho, lunch entree served either on beach or in restaurant, beach towel, locker, shower and pool access (no children under 16 allowed in pool). Not included: transport back to your hotel (ask our tour desk for help), drinks, tips.


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Tortuguero Canal and Banana Plantation - Booking Form

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Includes transportation to Banana Azul after end of tour, beach chairs with rancho, lunch entree served either on beach or in restaurant, beach towel, locker, shower and pool access (no children under 16 allowed in pool). Not included: transport back to your hotel (ask our tour desk for help), drinks, tips.
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Terms and conditions
  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
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Tortuguero Canal and Banana Plantation - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip.
  3. Should your plans change and you are unable to make your tour/transport or need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you on another tour or refund your money.
  4. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  5. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  6. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  7. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations of single bookings with less than 7 days notice will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges).
  8. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.