Private Limon Shore Excursion: Tortuguero Canals Tour
Common sightings here are monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and sloths. The canals are also considered a bird watcher’s paradise, so keep your eyes open! The canals of Tortuguero are without a doubt one of the main attractions in Costa Rica, and this is a unique opportunity to experience this natural wonder. You will pass through some of the country’s most fertile areas and learn about Costa Rica’s main agricultural products. Along the way, you will see cocoa plantations and ornamental flowers.
The boat ride will take about 1 hour, after this we will be taking you for a city tour that will show you our entire Caribbean coast, from the Chiquita Banana plantation to a stop in our central market to buy some of the best coffee in the world.
Visit a Banana plantation for outside, our guide will provide you many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained, including the crop, harvesting, processing, packing and exportation. Costa Rica is the second largest banana producer in the world, with more than 106,000 acres of plantations devoted exclusively to banana production, and 80% of the plantations are located in Limon province, which has become one of the most important economic activities in the region. This is a very interesting cultural experience that you can’t miss.
After all this adventure, our guide will give you two options, you can eat in a restaurant with a panoramic view of Limon or a restaurant on the beach, (lunch not included).
- Professional guide
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Entry/Admission - Tortuguero Canal
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
First let me say our particular guide was a wonderful gentleman of full of history and enlightening bits of interest about the region. But, our first experience was seeing that we could have booked this same experience on the dock area at the SylTraveler Kiosh for half the price! We paid 85 each and on shore 45 for the Tortuguero Canals Tour, Banana plantation, city tour. They hire local taxi's to take tourists to the various offerings. More importantly is that the guide was told where to take us, sort of and we had to fill in what else we were expecting to see. Including that we were to be allowed a stop for lunch. To his credit, our driver went back to the port and hunted down the owner of the excursion and let him know we were expecting more, for which the driver was then told to be sure and give us what we said we were to do, and of course the driver was happy to do so and he and we, felt the owner was trying to pocket extra cash by offering the driver and us less time for our excursion. We did do the canal tour, which was only slightly authentically in any rural area. Yes we did see a few monkeys in 1 tree, 1 sloth, an few birds, and what seemed like a rubber alligator in the tree line.... we also saw a small one in another shore area briefly. our guide offered little insights about the particular wildlife, such as their habits or traits. Just point and move on. The stop at the banana plantation was a brief stop roadside and a short walk into the banana field to see them growing and then the driver explained how it all worked when we asked enough questions. no real prepared tour or information beyond the lifecycle of the banana tree and harvest plan. All in all, our driver was charming and a pleasure, and the fact that it was a private drive and such, that made it enjoyable. Over priced.