Looking for fun things to do in Puerto Limon? Bananas and monkeys go hand in hand, so seeking out monkeys in the Tortuguero Canals then visiting a banana plantation just makes sense! Bring the whole family and go bananas on one of our most popular shore excursions in Puerto Limon for families, the Tortuguero canals + banana plantation combo!
Tortuguero Canal Boat Tour – Exploring the “Amazon” of Costa Rica
Grab your binoculars and don your Indiana Jone’s hat, this wildlife safari on the Tortuguero canals is the real thing! Narrow waterways bordered by mangroves and surrounded by lush rainforest; it is easy to understand why many call Tortuguero National Park the Amazon of Costa Rica. Hop aboard our comfortable safari style boats and keep your eyes peeled, the Tortuguero Canals are one of the most bio-diverse waterways in Costa Rica.
Your passionate guides are very proud of the abundance of wildlife found in Tortuguero and they love to share it with you. They will help you spot sun bathing caimans, turtles, iguanas, and crocodiles on shore. Looking up in the trees you can spot monkeys, sloths and even bats lined up along the tree trunks taking a snooze. If you listen, you can hear the howler monkeys long before you can see them…up to 6 km away even! And of course, since we are on the waterways, bird lovers will be thrilled by the abundance of water fowl. Have your cameras ready! The Tortuguero canals are not for selfies, this is a straight up Nat Geo photo opportunity!
Costa Rica Banana Plantation Visit
Does the name Del Monte or Chiquita ring a bell? Well if you have purchased any from bananas from your local supermarket lately, most likely they came from one of the many banana plantations in Costa Rica. In fact, nearly 80% of all the worlds’ bananas come from Costa Rica! So obviously, a visit to Puerto Limon would not be complete without a stop at a banana plantation.
Your knowledgeable guide will explain the fascinating process of banana production and how it has shaped the culture of Puerto Limon. You will discover how a new banana plant grows all on its own. You can learn some of the methods they use to keep the bugs away without toxic pesticides. Learn how bananas are packed and shipped all over the world, and most importantly, how your favorite breakfast staple makes it into your daily smoothie every morning. A visit to a banana plantation in Limon is truly a fascinating cultural & educational experience in Costa Rica we hope you enjoy.
Ecological, educational, cultural and fun for the entire family! Young and old will love the abundance of easy to spot wildlife from the comfort of the boat. A visit to the banana plantation is an educational experience that we hope helps you understand what makes this region of Costa Rica so special. The Tortuguero Canals + Banana Plantation tour is the perfect half day shore excursion in Puerto Limon to get a taste of the region’s best. Book your space on this amazing Costa Rica shore excursion today and ensure you are getting the best deal in Costa Rica with The Real Deal Tours!
Tortuguero Canal Boat Tour + Limon Banana Plantation Details
Tortuguero Canal Boat + Banana Plantation Includes:
- * Round trip transportation from the cruise pier
- * Professional bilingual tour guide
- * All safety equipment and instructions
- * Visit to a banana plantation
- * Tropical fruit snacks
Departures: Departure varies depending your cruise ship itinerary. Be sure to include which cruise ship you will be arriving on along with your ships arrival and departure time on the reservation. Exact meeting times and location will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: 5 Hours.
Tortuguero Canal Boat + Banana Plantation Recommendations:
- * Secure shoes
- * Light clothing
- * Camera
- * Eco-friendly sunscreen
- * Eco-friendly biodegradable insect repellant
- * Raincoat or poncho (it is called a rainforest for good reason)
- * Water bottle
- * Cash for tour balance, lunch, souvenirs and tips for your guides
Children: Minimum age is 6 years old.
Groups: If you have 10 or more people in your group, contact us and we can provide you with special group rates. Save even more money!!
Important Note: All tours run on local time. Costa Rica runs on Central Standard Time, however they do not observer Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to check with your ship to confirm your actual arrival time in Costa Rica is CST and not ship time. When in doubt, disembark and ask a local!
Reserve Your Tortuguero Canal Boat Tour + Limon Banana Plantation Combo Now
The Real Deal: $79.00
The Real Deal: $60.00
Tortuguero Canal Boat Tour + Limon Banana Plantation Combo Tour deposit is $20.00 per Adult and $10.00 per Child.
(The balance of $59.00 per Adult and $50.00 per Child must be paid in cash the day of the tour)
Departure times will be in your e - ticket.