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Isla Tortuga

2 miles (3 km) SE of Curú g From Puntarenas

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t Arriving at Isla Tortuga, an almost picture-perfect island paradise

This sun-bleached island – actually twin islets, Isla Tolinga and unoccupied Isla Alcatraz – offshore from Curú is run as a privately owned nature reserve of just over 1 sq mile (3 sq km). Isla Tolinga, which has no overnight accommodation, is very popular for day visits.

Isla Tortuga is rimmed by sugar-white sands lapped by startlingly blue waters and fringed by coconut palms that lend their shade over the beach. The ...

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