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Hotel Club Punta Leona, Puntarenas, Garabito, Costa Rica
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Best dive sites in Herradura

Divers in Herradura will have access to several sites located ten minutes offshore by boat as well as those further afield at Isla Tortuga. The best site for beginners is Middle Reef where you’ll find fascinating volcanic formations and a good diversity of tropical fish. Further offshore, The Island is a favorite among advanced divers. The cleaning station for Giant Oceanic Manta Rays lies just under this strip of land which forms an island at high tide. You also have a good chance of spotting whitetip reef sharks around The Island. The Garden represents the most beautiful underwater landscape near Herradura. A rare soft coral field welcomes divers and whitetip reef sharks alike. Finally, the sites around Isla Tortuga include La Cueva, Acuario, Laberinto and La Punta.

Snorkeling in Herradura

While it is possible to snorkel in Herradura Bay, it is not recommended due to the lack of visibility. If you do wish to snorkel locally, you’ll need to take a 15 minute boat ride to the snorkeling sites. Alternatively, consider a trip to Jaco Beach, Punta Leona or Aguja. Most operators in this part of Costa Rica will recommend a full-day snorkeling trip to Tortuga Island for the most enjoyable topside spotting.

What to see

Herradura is particularly known for its abundance of pelagic species. You’ll be amazed by the ease of your encounter with them.

First and foremost, from December to May each year, Giant Oceanic Manta Rays are attracted to a cleaning station located just offshore at The Island. Whitetip reef sharks also enjoy the area because the strong currents bring in passing prey. You’ll find these sharks at several of the advanced dive sites.

When you aren’t busy with the big animals, you can also expect to find octopuses, lobsters, moray eels, seahorses, nudibranchs, sea stars, rays and large schools of tropical fish amongst patches of hard and soft corals.


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