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Villa Tortuga

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100 mts S of Gilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
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10% off room rate
Villa Tortuga
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dave is one fantastic host. Loved our stay in Villa Tortuga. Well appointed casa with pool right outside and the beach steps away. Close to many restaurants and the local Mini Super. Dave has bike rentals, surfboards, snorkel gear and makes you feel right at home

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nosara is one of my favorite places on the planet. There are many gems in the area each having a unique offering. One of the things I like about Villa Tortuga besides the rad location and relaxing pool area, and its adjacent proximity to a massage studio, is the rancho on the second story by the pool. It is a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I stayed here with friends and had the BEST time... so good I ended up proposing on the beach just walking distance from Villa Tortuga! It's a wonderful location, the place we stayed felt like home away from home, and Dave is the best! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, we'll definitely be back!

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Villa Tortuga is hands down the best place to stay in Nosara. It's super clean, comfy and close to the beach. The a/c is always freezing cold and there are kitchens in the suites – which I really like, because I don't always feel like eating out. I always stay here when I visit. This place is super quiet at night,... More 

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks for the write-up. We're trying to improve every year. Take care, More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Owner was very welcoming and helpful . Location is PRIME. Rooms were clean , modern and definitely had the feeling of surrounded by jungle. Close to the best bar in town and very close to the best part of the beach.

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks Gregory. We've got to get you back in here ASAP! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The best trip ever...Villa Tortuga was a fabulous place to stay...Dave, the owner, was the absolute best...he was approachable and helpful in so many ways...whether we needed shuttles, restaurant recommendations, directions or anything about the local area, he was above and beyond accommodating...if we ever have the opportunity to visit Costa Rica in the future, Villa Tortuga is our place... More 

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Than you so much for coming to stay with us. I'm glad that we were able to make your stay that much better. Hope to see you again soon!! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

After researching the Nosara area we found Villa Tortuga which was able to accommondate our entire family for my son's wedding. The accommodations were wonderful. The place was extremely clean and the staff was great especially Adriana and Alex. They took care of making dinner reservations for us and arranging transportation when needed. I can't say enough about Dave. He... More 

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Maureen, It was a pleasure having your whole group with us for the last ten days. You guys were a lot of fun to hang around with and I hope that we can make another trip happen in the next year or so. All my best. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Villa Tortuga was perfect. A beautiful well kept apartment facing onto a manicured jungle-like garden. Airconditioning in the bedrooms made the evenings cool and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked including a nice blender to make smoothies and coffee is provided with a coffeemaker. David is charming, though he is less visible than he used to be. Tapes, surfing boards,... More 

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Abby. I guess I've taken on too many side projects and should make my presence known more like in previous years. Thanks for coming down and I hope to see you next tie you're in town. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Close to the beach. Great service from staff. Super relaxed atmosphere. Amenities abound. Lots of stuff to do for kids and adults alike. Walk the beach at night and find turtles laying eggs. Go surfing, ziplining, dining, biking or whatever. It's the one spot the family always mentions when talking about holidays.

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks Jay. Loved having you and your family here for your vacation. I hope that we'll see you again next year for the musicians' retreat. Take care. More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Perfectly located near the north beach entrance, 3 minute walk by foot. Room was very nice and spacious, with great view overlooking the pool. Walking distance to market, and other restaurants and hotels which was great on our first night when we arrived. You don't need to rent a car or atv if you stay here since everything is walking... More 

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

I'm very happy that you had such a nice stay. I hope that I'm here next time you come to visit. Our staff had wonderful things to say about you. Until next time... More 

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