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Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights

Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights
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Tour snapshot
Get a taste of Costa Rican culture with a shore excursion
Duration:
3–4 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3–4 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Experience Puerto Limon’s highlights—from the biodiverse Tortuguero Canals to the calm Playa Bonita—in as little as four hours on this shore excursion. Since you won’t have to worry about arranging transportation between destinations, you can relax while you hear informative commentary from your guide about Puerto Limon’s most popular attractions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Visit top Puerto Limon attractions: Playa Bonita, Tortuguero Canals, and more
  • Guide informs and entertains throughout
  • Worry-free port pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
The tour begins as soon as you step off your cruise ship and your guide meets you with a sign. After taking a brief tour of the city and snapping photos from a scenic vista point, board an air-conditioned vehicle and head to the Tortuguero Canals for a 1-hour boat ride featuring the area’s many plants and animals. Continue to a fruit stand and banana plantation to learn about some of Costa Rica’s biggest exports and sample fruits unique to tropical environments. Then, relax by the shore of Playa Bonita with free time to swim, sunbathe, or order fresh seafood from one of the beachfront restaurants. The tour concludes with a brief stop at a supermarket to shop for goods like local coffee before dropping you off at the port.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit top Puerto Limon attractions: Playa Bonita, Tortuguero Canals, and more
  • Guide informs and entertains throughout
  • Worry-free port pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
The tour begins as soon as you step off your cruise ship and your guide meets you with a sign. After taking a brief tour of the city and snapping photos from a scenic vista point, board an air-conditioned vehicle and head to the Tortuguero Canals for a 1-hour boat ride featuring the area’s many plants and animals. Continue to a fruit stand and banana plantation to learn about some of Costa Rica’s biggest exports and sample fruits unique to tropical environments. Then, relax by the shore of Playa Bonita with free time to swim, sunbathe, or order fresh seafood from one of the beachfront restaurants. The tour concludes with a brief stop at a supermarket to shop for goods like local coffee before dropping you off at the port.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 54857P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water & juice
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fruit tasting
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Limon
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are a cruise ship passenger, you will find us outside the cruise ship terminal exit gates, which will be 150 - 350 meters (160 - 380 yards) away depending on your ship's size, for most ships it is just 150 meters (160 yards). You must exit the cruise ship terminal. Look for our sign with the logo RELAX DAY TOURS. We will send you more details and a clarification image through Viator's messenger, please read it. The departure time depends on your cruise ship, please meet 5 - 10 minutes before the time we will indicate you. If not a cruise ship passenger, we will coordinate with you through Viator's messenger.
  • Terminal Hernan Garron Salazar - JAPDEVA, Principio de la ruta 32,, Limón, Costa Rica Meet us outside the port exit gates in Puerto Limon, around 150 meters (160 yards) from the ship towards the Vargas Park. Please walk from the ship through the crosswalk and souvenir tents until you see the public street, outside the exit gates. You will see a sign with the logo RELAX DAY TOURS.
  • Ports:
  • Terminal Hernán Garrón Salazar, XXRF+CQP, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual: we recommend light, comfortable clothing. You can also have rain-wear, as the weather is varies
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water & juice
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fruit tasting
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Puerto Limon
  • Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If you are a cruise ship passenger, you will find us outside the cruise ship terminal exit gates, which will be 150 - 350 meters (160 - 380 yards) away depending on your ship's size, for most ships it is just 150 meters (160 yards). You must exit the cruise ship terminal. Look for our sign with the logo RELAX DAY TOURS. We will send you more details and a clarification image through Viator's messenger, please read it. The departure time depends on your cruise ship, please meet 5 - 10 minutes before the time we will indicate you. If not a cruise ship passenger, we will coordinate with you through Viator's messenger.
  • Terminal Hernan Garron Salazar - JAPDEVA, Principio de la ruta 32,, Limón, Costa Rica Meet us outside the port exit gates in Puerto Limon, around 150 meters (160 yards) from the ship towards the Vargas Park. Please walk from the ship through the crosswalk and souvenir tents until you see the public street, outside the exit gates. You will see a sign with the logo RELAX DAY TOURS.
  • Ports:
  • Terminal Hernán Garrón Salazar, XXRF+CQP, Limón Province, Limon, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual: we recommend light, comfortable clothing. You can also have rain-wear, as the weather is varies
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Terminal Hernan Garron Salazar - JAPDEVA
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Puerto Limon
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Frutería El Almendro
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Finca Filadelfia
    Stop: 12 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Tortuguero Canal
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Playa Bonita
    Stop: 35 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Mas X Menos
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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ladywine
1 contribution
Mar. 2020
Highly recommend this tour. Dani was our tour guide and she was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our driver was very accommodating to us (we were a group of 9) and made several stops along the way if he spotted native birds, monkeys or sloths.
An extremely enjoyable morning.
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Federico S
Thank you very much for your kind review, I am very happy that you enjoyed our tour, best wishes, Federico
Written 2 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter W
1 contribution
Feb. 2020
Our boat was covered and kept off the sun. The crew were very knowledgeable and pointed out many species along the way and so we were able to see birds and animals which made the trip enjoyable .
Also our driver Steve was excellent.
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Federico S
We are really happy to see that you had a nice trip with Steven. Thank you very much for your review. Best wishes from Puerto Limon.
Written 2 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Verena R
Regina6 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
My husband were on a cruise and had booked this tour from Canada instead of taking the excursion offered by the cruise line. Our guide met us outside the port and the adventure began. He spoke excellent English as well as German, and gave us a lot of information about Puerto Rico. Since this was our first visit, we appreciated learning so much in such a pleasant way. Since we both love nature, the highlights were seeing exotic animals, birds and plants in the wild. WIth eagle eyes he spotted a sloth and we were able to get within a few feet to take photos, without disturbing the animal. He also pointed out monkeys and iguanas, which we would have missed. Thank you for this great tour!
Written 21 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review, we are really glad you enjoyed your tour and had a pleasant excursion. Best wishes from Puerto Limon!
Written 30 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Deborah C
Newcastle16 contributions
Apr. 2018 • Couples
We arrived in Puerto Limon on a cruise and had limited time to see as much as possible at a reasonable price. This excursion met all of our expectations and more.
The pick up was smooth, and we had a lovely guide Dani and driver Angel.
We saw a host of wildlife, and really got a flavour of what Costa Rica has to offer. We will definitely be back!
Written 6 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hippygirl52
Mesa, AZ22 contributions
Feb. 2018
As we left the ship and followed the directions given - we scanned the crowd for a sign and there it was RELAX DAY TOURS! It may seem like a small thing but confidence with strangers in a foreign country is built in small ways...Our tour guide introduced himself and said his nickname was "Boa" because he was a herpetologist - graduate from University and was called when people had snakes in their yard...We felt safer already! So off we go with a group in our van - he stopped an showed us paprika off a tree, he stopped and picked a banana flower and explained how bananas grow, took us to a banana plantation, and then to a fruit stand with gift shop to buy nice gifts. We saw the countryside and shipping ports - where expats from the US live. We said we had thought about moving to Costa RIca and he was happy to share information. Boa answered questions - and must have wonderful vision as he and the driver spotted howler monkeys and sloths in the trees. Off to the Tortuguero Canals - Relax Day Tours have their own boats waiting. We had the wonderful cold mango juice and cold water as we slowly went up and down the canal. We saw a fishing village and monkeys, sloths, iguanas...again - the boat captain - great eyes for seeing wild life. Playa Bonita was a great beach - we had a local beer and took pictures...Boa and everyone we encountered were professional, informative and nice to us. The last thing we did was to stop at a grocery store and we were with locals who were SO happy to see us and talk to Americans. Pleasant experience - I felt as we went to the ship we had really seen Puerto Limon. Pick this tour and ask for Boa...
Written 18 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JohnG
Kingston, Canada307 contributions
Jan. 2019 • Solo
This was a good way to spend a cruise ship stop in Limon if you don't want a long bus trip or to go Zip Lining. The guides were pleasant and informative and there were several stops including a fruit stand, banana plantation, beach and a cruise along the canal to see monkey's, birds, sloths and even a Boa Constrictor. A pleasant, relaxed way to spend the day and soak up a bit of the locale.
Written 28 January 2019
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Thank you for your review, I am glad to see you had a pleasant experience and found it informative. As you say, this tour has a relaxed pace with several stops, which makes it a good option if you want a nice overview of Puerto Limon. Best wishes.
Written 18 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mcb3
Manchester, UK8 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful tour exploring around Limon and on the Tortuguero Canals. Dani was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Arrangements for the tour were excellent - from email messages, directions and being easy to find the guide. Both the van and boat drivers lived up to their nicknames - eagle-eyes, both on and off the canal they spotted numerous animals. Dani was great with everyone and helped us in the supermarket identifying the better quality Costa Rican coffee which we really appreciated. The brief stop at the beach and the longer stop at the viewpoint were both great. The whole tour was one of the highlights of our Panama Canal Cruise - an unforgettable day
Written 19 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your nice review. We are really glad to see that you enjoyed your tour with Danni and found the tour to be a great overview of Puerto Limon. Best wishes.
Written 9 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

supportnongmo
Los Angeles, CA61 contributions
Nov. 2018
運河は良かったです。プエルトリモン自体、小さな場所ですから見る箇所は限られています。運河のコンダクターはとても上手でした。現地の港の目の前の店で食べれた生のココア(ココアの実から)が本当に美味しかった。お土産屋さんに連れて行かれたのですが、そこでの価格が港内での各店(ベンダーが集まってる)場所より高かったのに頭を傾げましたが、商品によるのでしょう。足の悪い人でもまあ行けますが、運河の船に乗るときに階段が数段を上下しなくてはなりません。This tour's highlight was the canal to us. The boat conductor was really great at explaining where you see the iguanas, herons, birds...very peaceful. The beach was not that impressive due to weather and rough water but there is a free wifi at the restaurant at the beach, you can use their good speed wifi in case you need to.
The guide takes you to a souvenirs shop but when we got back to the port, inside the port vendor market area was crowded, selling less price than outside where we bought, what a surprise. (supermarket was OK though) Maybe it depends on a product anyway, the real cocoa from cocoa fruit was so great, will never forget.
Written 14 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review. We are glad to see you overall enjoyed the tour and that the canal was a great highlight for you. I'm sorry that the beach stop wasn't that enjoyable during your tour, but such is the unpredictability of weather. We are looking into the souvenir's issue to make sure you don't ever feel pressured to buy something you don't really want. The idea of visiting the supermarket is to give you a glimpse of the fair price of things in Costa Rica (the prices we as locals actually pay), and to allow you to also purchase products without overpaying. Glad to see you enjoyed the cocoa. Thanks again and best wishes.
Written 1 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary77077
Houston, TX4 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Friends
My friends and I along with another couple on our cruise were lucky enough to hire Relax Day Tours for the day in Port Limon. We were met promptly when our ship arrived by Danni and Jorge. They were both knowledgeable and so nice. We did some sightseeing, made a stop at a really nice gift shop and learned a lot about the local fruits and vegetation. We went to the Tortuguero Canals via boat. The driver was awesome at spotting monkeys, sloths and iguanas and had lot of great information for us. Our group opted for lunch at Danni's favorite restaurant on Play Bonita. The food was fantastic, beer was really cold and we all enjoyed Danni and Jorge's company. I would tour with them again anytime!
Written 21 October 2018
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Karen H
1 contribution
Sep. 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed this tour. We had a small, intimate group. Our guide Larry was very helpful and informative, as were the driver Edwardo and boat driver Josef. Larry was flexible and accommodating. We ate at an outdoor restaurant on Playa Bonita - hughe whole red snapper with fried plantains,k rice and beans and salad. Big enough for two. We saw sloths and unusual lizards and enjoyed the boat trip up the canal. We recommend this trip highly.
Written 22 September 2018
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We are really happy to see that you had a nice trip with Larry, Eduardo and Jose. Also sounds like you enjoyed a delicious and generous dish on Playa Bonita! Thank you very much for your review. Best wishes from Puerto Limon.
Written 17 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Lorabellej
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Fantastic Day in Costa Rica
We had the pleasure of doing a tour last week with Relax Day Tours. Federico and Jorge were amazing!! Federico wa
Paul C
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The Best Way To Visit the East Coast of Coastal Rico
If Limon, Costa Rica is a port that your cruise ship visits, you have no reason to book any other shore excursion t
nmilleson
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Rupert delivered!!
Great day with Rupert and George! Happy and informative. Communication is easy with Frederico. Price reasonable c
davesH539BE
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Awesome Costa Rican full day tour
We booked this excursion based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. You all were correct! This trip was excellent. Fredr
Juli K
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Just BOOK it!
Our cruise ship was due to dock in Limon, so four of us booked a private tour with Relax Day Tours. Correspondence
Paul S
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Excellent Tour
We booked this excursion based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. You all were correct! This trip was excellent. Fred
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Christmas Day in Costa Rica
As part of a Princess tour, our ship docked in Limon Costa Rica on Christmas day. Prior to the trip, I contacted R
130hills
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Great Sloth Spotting!
Great experience with our guide Eric. He was driving us, not on an actual tour, from rafting to our hotel, and whe
marymJ2473DG
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Awesome
We had a great day with Rupert. We saw lots of wildlife, caimans, sloths, basilisks, iguanas, monkeys, sting rays,
Jadranka P
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Amazing day
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Renov8r
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Esteban was fantastic! Better than the tour booked through the cruiseline.
We had such a great time and ended up with a private tour with Esteban. We watched the people from the ship experi
jill c
jill c
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Cahuita Park entrance is free. The guide knew very little except translation of names from English to native language.
Extremely over priced tour as many are in Costa Rica. Cahuita Park is free and many people help each other find or
Birdylady
Birdylady
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Excellent Tour, Phenomenal Tour Guides
From the excellent communication to the phenomenal tour guides and great tour, this was an excursion worth the time
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Costa Rica Shore Excursion
We booked this excursion outside of the cruise line and were very pleased. The whole trip was delightful. The tour
PDJ
PDJ
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Perfect tour in Puerto Limon
Met at the cruise terminal exit by our guide Dani & driver Eric. Had a lovely seven hour trip including a boat trip
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