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Island Cruise Tour

Island Cruise Tour Packages
Country: Costa Rica
City: Central Valley
Duration: 14 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Package Itinerary

We depart for a scenic early morning drive to the Pacific seaport city of Puntarenas. Upon arrival, you will be met by the experienced skipper and crew of the yacht Manta Raya. She is specially designed for comfort and safety and will take you on an exciting cruise on the calm waters of the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya. The tour includes transportation to and from Puntarenas, a sumptuous seafood buffet, a cruise among more than seven islands, and time for snorkeling, shell collecting, or just plain relaxing.

This tour Includes: A/C Transportation, a bilingual Tour Guide, and a Lunch

Please bring: Sunblock, binoculars, a camera, and some extra clothes.

Please wear Shorts, a T-shirt, Sandals, a bathing suit, and Hat.

Explore More About Gulf of Nicoya:

The Gulf of Nicoya is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica and encompasses a marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, rocky islands, and cliffs. The first Spanish landing in Nicaragua took place here in 1519.

At its upper end, the Gulf is shallow and muddy. The Tempisque River washes much soil and organic material into the estuary, and mangrove swamps thrive on the shores. In Costa Rica mangroves are protected because they play an important role in aquatic life. In their foliage birds are nesting and the mud at their roots shelters mussels, crabs, and shrimps. Located along the banks of the Tempisque River is the Palo Verde National Park which is home to one of Central America’s most densely populated areas of migratory birds.

The water in the upper Gulf is rich in nutrients, allowing algae to flourish which feeds fish and mollusks. Most of the area’s inhabitants depend on food from the sea. From July to August, however, nobody is allowed to fish, as this is the breeding time for maritime life.

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