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Tortuga

(tōrto͞o`gä) [Span.,=turtle], island, c.70 sq mi (180 sq km), off N Haiti. It was a notorious rendezvous of pirates in the 17th cent. It is called Île de la Tortue by the Haitians.

Tortuga

an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq. km (70 sq. miles)
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And, Tortuga Island with its palm-fringed beaches-the setting for Windstar's signature beach barbecue.
Willemstad, Curacao; Oranjestad, Aruba; Isla De Coiba, Panama; Quepos, Costa Rica; and Tortuga Island, Costa Rica.
Wind Star's 7-day Puerto Caldera roundtrip itinerary includes ports in San Juan del Sur, Playas del Coco, Quepos, Bahia Drake, Curu and Tortuga Island.
On the 7-day roundtrip sailing from Puerto Caldera, a variety of ports are offered in Costa Rica: Playas del Coco, Quepos, Bahia Drake, Curu and Tortuga Island.
The cruise departs Puerto Caldera on December 20 and visits Curu, Tortuga Island, Bahia Paraiso, Golfito, Isla de Coiba and Quepos.
In the afternoon, the ship sails to Tortuga Island for a beach picnic and complimentary water sports activities including sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, water skiing, ski tubing and wind surfing.
The Pacific Coast itinerary visits San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Playa del Coco, Quepos, Drake Bay, Curu (National Wildlife Refuge), and Tortuga Island, Costa Rica.
San Josecito features the fascinating wildlife sanctuary of Corcovado, while Curu Reserve and Tortuga Island are home to caimans, ocelots, capuchin and spider monkeys, more than 150 species of birds, as well as a vast array of colorful underwater creatures.
The 148-passenger Wind Song sails from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica; visiting San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua; Playa Flamingo, Quepos, San Josecito, Curu (Reserve,) and Tortuga Island, Costa Rica.
The trip winds up on a high note: a stay at Villa Caletas, a small but elegant hotel with a bird's eye view of the Pacific, as well as a chance to cruise to Tortuga Island.