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Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights

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Limón, Costa Rica

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

The Costa Rican province of Puerto Limon is known for its rich biodiversity, local food culture, and sandy Caribbean beaches. Experience Puerto Limon’s highlights in just a few hours during this shore excursion, which allows you to easily tour the city and see top attractions such as the Tortuguero Canals, a Banana Plantation, and Playa Bonita. Along the way, your guide provides helpful commentary.
  • See Puerto Limon highlights in just a few hours
  • Hassle-free transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Enjoy helpful commentary from your guide
Bottled water & juice
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Fruit tasting
Port pickup and drop-off
Bottled water
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Terminal Hernan Garron Salazar - JAPDEVA, Principio de la ruta 32,, Limón, Costa Rica

Traveler 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.

Ports

  • Terminal Hernán Garrón Salazar, Limon, Costa Rica


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
9/1/2020 - 6/1/2021
Monday - Sunday:07:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Relax Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita and Puerto Limon Highlights.

Traveler Tips


  • "Good trip to take if you just want to see what is in the area." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Canals and Puerto Limon Highlights
Yelena
, Mar 2020
This was one of the interesting tours on this trip. We were greeted by the tour guide at the exit from the port (though the ship was late they were waiting for us). Then we just followed the itinerary. It was nice to watch the wild life in the Tortuguero Canals and then the plantations where the bananas are ripening. We didn't go to the Bonita beach as we didn't have the swimming attire but visited the cafe instead. We had a very nice team both the guide and the driver. They did everything to show us the birds and even the crocodile.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you for your great review, we are really glad you enjoyed your tour and had a pleasant excursion. Best wishes from Puerto Limon!
star-5
Dani is the best!
Griselda
, Mar 2020
Dani was so enthusiastic and knowledgable. Her love for her country and its natural history were evident throughout the excursion. Our boat captain Carlos was also very good. He had a good eye for spotting animals.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you for your wonderful review, we're happy to see you had a fun and enjoyable experience with Dani and Carlos. I'm glad you enjoyed the wildlife and learned a lot about our country. Thank you again and best wishes.
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Limon, Costa Rica canals
Elaine_G
, Mar 2020
Our guide Dani was excellent. She was knowledgeable about all of our stops in Costa Rica and answered all of our questions. A very pleasant and friendly person.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you for your positive review. We're happy to see you enjoyed your tour with Dani. Best regards.
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Special Experience
Joan_P
, Mar 2020
Tour was very informative. We got to see monkeys, sloths and lizards. Learned many facts about the city of Limon from our tour guide Dani. She gave us a very up close experience with nature. Would highly recommend her!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Thank you for your review, we are glad to see that you had a good experience and enjoyed your tour with Dani. Best regards!
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Amaxing excursion
Bee
, Feb 2020
This was an amazing trip.The canal bpat ride allowed us to se sloth up close along with many great local animals.On tp the banana plantation and a great stop or 2 to learn more about chocolate and do some shopping.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your nice review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your day tour with us in Puerto Limon. Best wishes, Federico.
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Pleasant tour with limitations
janeechappell
, Feb 2020
Steve was a pleasant driver with enough local information. The Tortuguero boat showed us some wildlife including sloths & iguanas, and birds It was disappointing that we inly saw a banana plantation from the road as it was clealy permanently closed to tourists. My tour confirmed a paid visit to Fruteria El Almendro. This didn’t happen. We did visit the roadside fruit stall for tastings but no information.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We always keep our responses as respectful as possible, and we very much dislike confrontation with our customers. After all, our goal is to give you a relaxing and enjoyable time while you are having your tour, and we want you to take good memories back home with you. However, seeing what you wrote, I must sincerely say your review is very distasteful. It's not the rating you gave us, but that your review is not truthful, even after all our extra effort to give you a great experience. And I will explain it clearly, point by point: 1- You 100% were taken to Fruteria El Almendro. I met you and Steven there and talked to you personally. And as clarification, Fruteria means Fruit Shop / Fruit Stand, and you even got to see the actual tropical trees and plants to learn more about them. 2- The tour description indicates that we cannot go deep into the banana plantation or see the processing plant. That is simply not allowed since you could bring biological contamination and cause damage to our region's people and economy, and for your own safety of course. 3- You were always writing something on a piece of paper, checking every place you visited to see if we were trying to scam you. Why would you book our tour if you were so distrustful? 4- Steven, who is a great guide as proven by plenty of other reviews, noticed your behaviour and decided to give you an extra stop to make your experience even better. 5- You were the only traveler on this tour. Yes, we delivered a private tour with only one person for a total price of 55 US dollars, there were no other bookings. This was obviously not profitable at all, but even so we did not cancel your tour, we didn't even think about doing that. Given all the above, I must say we've never felt so humiliated before. It feels like you are accussing us of deceiving you, even after giving you so much more than what you paid for and operating the tour at a loss. As advertised in our website, we have a full refund guarantee if you're unsatisfied, but we cannot apply it if you decide to publish false information like this. We will never deceive our customers and will continue to deliver great experiences to travelers who want to genuinely enjoy their day with us in Puerto Limon. Best regards, Federico
star-5
Best tour ever
poppyandjohn
, Feb 2020
Best excursion of our cruise. If you are lucky enough to have LARRY as your guide you have hit the jackpot. A wealth of information about Limon and our tour was so personal and rewarding. Never rushed. Only 11 people in our van unlike the tour buses. We saw more wildlife on the canal trip due to Larry and the boat driver searching out the sloths, monkeys and crocs. They got up close and personal so we could get the best pictures. All in all so great.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your nice review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your day tour with Larry!. Best wishes.
star-5
Comprehesive Tour For Puerto Limon
juliemcheng77
, Jan 2020
This well planned, informative tour, led by the hard working duo of guide Frederico and driver Eduardo was an excellent choice for our stop at Puerto Limon. Along with the canal tour, many bonus animal sightings and visits to picturesque spots around the town were packed into the 4 hour tour. Frederico was a very knowledgeable, proficient communicator and Eduardo had an excellent eye for spotting wildlife along the roadside forest. We even stopped at a local grocery store to buy coffee on the way back to port. We highly recommend it! A great value.
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Fernando, Friedrich, Fred's Wildlife Tour
David J
, Jan 2020
For such a short trip our guide Fernando, Friedrich, Fred packed a lot in. From the minute we arrived he had us spotting sloth's by the road side. Fernando was a mine of local & national information and shared a lot of his own experiences with us. The highlight of the tour was the short sail around the Tortuguero Canals, where Fernando and the boat driver pointed out all sorts of bird life, monkeys, sloth's and crocodile. An excellent guide on an excellent tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you enjoyed our trip, it was a pleasure for me too. Best wishes from Puerto Limon.
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Amazing Excursion
PeaceWl
, Dec 2019
This excursion is worth the price. First , the tour guide was waiting for us outside the cruise terminal. He then escorted us to our bus. The driver Giovanni and the lead guide Dani were knowledgeable and friendly. The tour had a total of 6 stops. The first stop was at a fruit stand where you get a complimentary coffee drink and options to taste different exotic fruits. The second stop is at Del Monte Banana Plantation, where you can see the fields and how they transport Bananas. The third stop is at the Tortuguero Canal which is a fun boat ride where you are able to see sloths, iguanas, caymans and different wild life. After this amazing ride we headed to Playa Bonita where we had the best "Pinchos". We then went to one of the highest point of Port Limon, where you can see the whole city, this view was phenomenal. Lastly we went to a local supermarket, where you have the option to purchase local goods, in our cases we purchase local coffee. Overall, this excursion was perfect and I would recommended if you are looking for fun short excursion where you get to see different sides of this beautiful port.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are really glad you enjoyed your tour with Dani and Giovanni, and had a pleasant excursion. Best wishes from Puerto Limon!

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