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Tortuga del Mar

Behind the school & soccer field, beachfront., Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Tortuga del Mar
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Elora, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Three Rivers
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Bradenton, Florida
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a great! It is clean and basic. The pool is small but good. The beach access could not be easier. We really enjoyed our stay here.We stayed in the large room in the front on the first floor. Bib with two beds, a sink and microwave. There are small stores near buy to buy things for breakfast or... More 

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Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Booked an ocean front studio for 4 nights at the end of a 2 week trek round Costa Rica . We were met on arrival by Till who not only provided fantastic pre arrival info and directions (we were arriving on public transport from Manuel Antonio ) but also gave us a great local knowledge introduction to the area and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This small beachfront motel is a gem! It's owned & was built by, a European couple. The rooms are clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated. We stayed in 2 different upstairs rooms, both had vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, ceiling fans, air conditioning, mini kitchens, chairs outside on the balcony (they weren't that comfy, but great for drying toels/bathing suites). The rooms... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It is a little gem of a place right on the beach where surf is legendary and the accommodation more so. It’s not a giant 5-star resort – it’s a small boutique hotel with limited rooms and a view that makes any traveler fall in love with Playa Hermosa. People who want to party and disturb others should definitely go... More 

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