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Tortuga del Mar

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Behind the school & soccer field, beachfront., Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late Post. First thank you Lilly for being a great host. Great location, beautiful garden,clean rooms&kitchen,pool to relax in and of course a step away from the beach. Sandpiper next hotel has a restaurant over looking the beach or Jaco Beach a 10 min.drive. My brother & i stayed Feb.2012

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Bergdietikon, Switzerland
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with a very nice garden with flowers, birds and iguanas. We enjoyed everything, especially the pool and the wooden deck at the front were you can relax and watch the surfers on the waves :-)

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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114 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Lilly and her husband are the perfect hosts. They are full of recommendations and so helpful. The location is perfect, right on the beach, in the center of Playa Hermosa, with an easy walk to either end of the beach and the restaurants/bars. The rooms are immaculately cleaned. The pool is the perfect temperature. Cannot recommend this hotel enough! I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Tortuga del mar is a comfortable, clean hotel in gorgeous location. This would be THE place to stay for a long while if you've got surfing skills. Till at reception was a fantastic help. He arranged a car to pick us up at the airport and drive us to the hotel. He also arranged surf lessons for us and helped... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is somewhere to go when you just want to relax. The rooms are spartan, but meticulously cleaned. The pool and deck area are lovely and right off the beach. The owners and staff were all very welcoming and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Playa Hermosa is known for having consistent larger waves. Lilly and Til have graciously opened their doors to us for over 8 years! Their quaint hotel is always well maintained, clean, comfy and friendly. Lilly works hard on the perfectly lush landscape. The kitchenette is sufficient for making snacks/simple meals. It is great to wake up/unwind poolside with a coffee/beverage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our one night stay at Tortuga del Mar. Right on the beach, close to the beachside restaurants. The rooms are very nice with kitchenettes, and the ground floor rooms have patios. The staff here were great and helped coordinate us getting a lost piece of luggage from the airline. I would stay here again and spend more than... More 

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Elora, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

this is my second visit to this lovely little hotel. Quiet, beautiful place to enjoy the ocean, sun and just relax. Surrounding area has whatever adventure you're looking for! Great restaurants, and a shop if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. Lilly and Till are the best of hosts. If you have a question, they have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I stayed here for a weekend and would have loved to stayed longer! I stayed alone and felt very safe. Playa hermosa is the most idyllic, beautiful little village - perfect for a relaxing getaway. The beach has beautiful dark sand and goes on forever. The waves were too strong for swimming but it was perfect for all the surfers,... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You're just not going to find a better spot. We stumbled onto Tortuga del Mar a couple of years ago and just loved it. We've been back a few times enjoying the beach and hiking the hills of Fila Chiclera where we saw tons of birds and wildlife - scarlet macaws, toucans, mot-mots (it's free just ask where the trail... More 

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