The Taco Bar (also a suggestion from guests and the owners). Good fish tacos and an all you can eat salad bar while sitting outside in the warm evening was perfect for the night. We headed home after for nightcaps and night swimming.
The next morning we were picked up by Calypso Cruises and driven to the port of Puntarenas, about
an hour away. We were fed a typical breakfast of beans and eggs with strong coffee and then we boarded the beautiful catamaran Manta Raya. Sailing out to the island was beautiful, it was hot and sunny and there were cold beers and pina coladas. The staff on board were super friendly, taking photos and passing around fresh pineapple and passion fruit. Ahhhhhhh...
As we neared the island the crew explained that Tortuga is a uninhabited island and is part of a natural wildlife preserve. They are packing everything in and everything out. The waters around the island are beautifully clear and the sand on the beach was pure white. We were looking forward to our day on this little rock of paradise.
Dayne, Forest and I decided to go with the first group for snorkeling before the lunch was served, so we could spend the rest of the day chilling on the beach, while Kate secured us nice beach loungers and umbrellas. We took a small boat out to an outcropping of rock and plunged into the water. It was so warm!! And so clear! Immediately there were fish everywhere. Huge schools of fish no matter where we swam. It was awesome. Dayne found a bright yellow eel hiding out in a rock and Forest and I swam along side a very funny puffer fish. It really was a great snorkeling spot.
The next morning we enjoyed breakfast and a swim before packing up and saying good bye to the pretty gardens and lush surrounding hills. We were heading to our last destinations of Quepos.
Tamarindo and Tortuga are here.