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Villa Tortuga

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100 mts S of Gilded Iguana, Nosara, Costa Rica
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

First of all, I have to say that this was one of my most enjoyable vacations. Nosara is chill, the people are friendly and importantly it's not very crowded which makes it a great place to unwind and get away from it all. Dave and Alex at Villa Tortuga made our trip special, they were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about... More 

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

Denise, it was a pleasure and I look forward to having you back with us. Take care! Dave More 

New York, New York, United States
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The bedrooms were lovely. There was a large living room where about 12 of us met each night. There is a large and fully equipped kitchen. The walk to the beach is about 5 minutes, through a path in the woods.

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

Thank you for having your group stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you around. Take care. More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I had a great experience here. Nicely located in Playa Guiones: an easy walk to downtown Guiones and an easy walk to the playa. Beach paths also provide easy access to Playa Pelada. I stayed in Suite De La Luna with my best friend. It was large: 2 separate bedrooms with closets and safes, a full kitchen (with coffee &... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review. I'll let Tony know you mentioned him, he'll be stoked. It was a pleasure having you two down here. I sincerely hope that you can make it on down here again in the near future. Dave More 

Manhasset, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I've been going to Nosara (Playa Giones) every year (sometimes several times a year) for over 18 years now and I can say that Villa Tortuga is my favorite place to stay. Within walking distance to the beach (2 minute walk or 30 second bike ride to check the surf), restaurants, shopping, DVD store on premesis with more movies than... More 

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

Thank you very much and looking forward to your visits in 2016! Nosara Fiestas aren't far off. More 

San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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

Mike, Thanks for writing and I hope to be seeing you this November again. Take care. More 

Nosara, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
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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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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Amber, Thank you for the review and I hope that you'll continue to enjoy the rancho and spa for year to come. More 

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

Daysun, Thank you very much for your review. I really hope that we can get you back down here some time. Take care. More 

Liberia, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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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Thank reviewer001592
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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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Thank Marianne F
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 

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