First of all I would recommend asking yourself what you expect from your trip to CR. if you want to feel like you're still in North America then this is not the right hotel for you. If you Want to be RIGHT ON THE BEACH, directly in front of the main surf peak and staying at a hotel that feels Costa Rican and Authentic.... this is the best hotel in Playa Grande. It takes about 30 steps to get from the pool to the beach. If you're a big sissy and you're going to cry about your room or the hotel not looking like it was built yesterday... this isn't your spot. If you like a spot that has real soul and character in a hotel, this one has tons. ask the locals about Louis, the guy who built this hotel way back in the day. He's still around most days chatting with everyone at the hotel and being helpful in any way he can. He's legendary in the area and known as the first person to ever surf Playa Grande. You really feel like your staying somewhere special at Hotel Las Tortugas. My girlfriend and I stayed for two weeks to just surf and chill out. We got a great rate on our room and its rad to be able to just eat and bill everything to your room. its way easier just paying for your food at the end of the trip. all the staff are great, mostly tico, which some might think is inconvenient when it comes to language barrier and what not but it makes the hotel and restaurant so authentic. I don't want to go on a travel trip so I can stay in a hotel that feels the same as back home. This place is truly amazing to stay at. The location is absolutely as good as you could ever hope. The sunsets are insane. The pool is so good and there are tons of hammocks strung up all over the property. The hotel is older but our room was always super clean. there is free wifi and you can sit on the patio of the restaurant overlooking the waves and enjoy the breeze being close to the water. We walked around and checked out all the hotels close by and there are some other nice hotels in the area but they're all farther away from the beach. Being able to check the waves without walking to the beach is so awesome. I feel spoiled having stayed there. We've already booked a trip for this June and will be staying at Hotel Las Tortugas again. The surf is really fun too. bigger and less crowded than Tamarindo. the whole town of Playa Grande is mellower and got a better vibe than Tamarindo or even MalPais/Santa Teresa for that matter. I've always gone back to Playa Guiones in the past but I think this will be my go-to spot from now on.
I can't say enough good about this amazing hotel!
- 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