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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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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

I had the pleasure of staying here for my weeks time in Costa Rica and I would stay there again in a heartbeat. It is a quiet peaceful place to stay on the beach, the rooms are always clean and the surrounding area is always clean. I had no problem staying on the property to rest and relax. My next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed there a few weeks ago for one week. Til & Lil, our hosts are most helpful with info on local restaurants, activities, hikes, and any other info that would be useful for their guests. A new addition to the property is a raised wooden platform with lovely plantings, several deck chairs for gathering with friends, and patio lights... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tortuga del Mar was just perfect for our week stay in Costa Rica. A friend and I enjoyed a first floor room which had two beds and also bunk beds, a kitchenette, plenty of storage and a nice patio. The room was very clean (cleaned daily) and had everything we needed. The gardens on the property are absolutely beautiful and... More 

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