This place was great. We stayed in Greek 4 and loved it. It was cheap, clean, and in a great location. When we arrived there was a group of howler monkeys sitting in the tree outside our window! We went to Playa Grande for a chance to see the sea turtles and Las Tortugas was situated just across the street from where the tour was, which was very convenient. Everyone who worked there was very friendly and helpful. They set up the turtle tour for us, as well as a canoe tour around the estuary, where we saw a lot of wildlife, including crocodiles!
We loved how Playa Grande was a little more remote than nearby Tamarindo. It didn't have noise or crowds the Tamarindo did. Also, there was very little light pollution, so while it was a bit dark when walking the streets at night I felt good knowing there was no light to disturbed the sea turtles. The only thing to keep in mind, esp if you don't have a car and can go somewhere else easily, is that no where nearby accepts card. Also the nearest ATM we found was in Tamarindo. So just bring enough cash to do everything you want and you won't regret staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small, ecotouristic hotel located directly on the beach in Playa Grande with our rooms, pool, jacuzzi, open-air restaurant/bar, and hammock area just steps from the sand and the main surf peak in Playa Grande. We offer every kind of accommodation and price range with small economy rooms on the beachfront property with AC and private hotwater bathrooms starting at $25/night and our honeymoon suite with oceanview between $70 and $130/night depending on the season. We also offer economical apartments with kitchenette facilities up the road from the hotel, just a five minute walk to the beach. All of our apartment guests enjoy full access to the beachfront hotel amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Las Tortugas Hotel
- Las Tortugas Playa Grande