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Villa Tortuga
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
“AWESOME place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Loved this place! Sweet location in the most beautiful place on the planet, right on the beach and within close walks to good restaurants. Fall asleep to the sound of the crashing surf and wake to the sound of howler monkeys.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I highly recommend Villa Tortuga for your lodging in Nosara/Playa Guiones. My family (four adults, one 11 y-o) rented Villa Pelícano for three nights in early August, and it was simply perfect. The villa was comfortable, well-kept and quiet, in addition to being close walking distance to the beach and restaurants. The on-site pool was perfect for after beach lounging. It was upscale but not out of reach monetarily. All in all, it was a great value. Dave, the owner/manager, is a super nice guy who was on hand and willing to make sure we were happy. Plus, the complex includes the Frog Pad, which rents bikes, DVDs and has staff who are knowledgeable about the area and can book local tours. Another perk was that the Nine North Surf Co., with surf guide/teacher extraordinaire Mark K., was located next door to the Frog Pad. We found that the quality of accommodations in Guiones varied widely; however, you will not go wrong renting at Villa Tortuga. We will certainly stay there when we visit Nosara again.

Room Tip: Villa Pelicano was upstairs with nice balcony views of forest. 3BR, 2BA, perfect for two couples and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Villa Tortuga, a great place to stay for many reasons.
1. First and foremost the staff was amazing, whatever help you needed, no problem.
2. The accommodation was clean, well kept and very comfortable, lush tropical grounds.
3. The proximity to the beach and restaurants, awesome.
4. The beach, beautiful, goes for miles, do not miss sunset, a very special time at the
beach, take your cocktail and watch the sun sink into the ocean.
5. We would not hesitate to stay at Villa Tortuga again.

Marilynne
Sunshine Coast, BC

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Villa Tortuga is an exceptional place to stay when visiting Nosara. The accommodations are so clean, inviting, and comfortable. The owner and manager are so welcoming and attend to the needs of their guest no matter the request (within reason, of course!). 200 yards from the ocean, Villa Tortuga is literally next to so many lovely restaurants and shops in the small town, and I wouldn't ever stay anywhere else!

Room Tip: I stayed in La Luna Suite, but they are all fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We did not originally intend on staying here however when the place we had booked did not work out we found this place. Dave went well out of his way to ensure that we had what we needed. As we had three toddlers he was able on very short notice locate three cribs for us. He took the time to sit and visit with us and to get to know us.

Villa Tortuga is about as close to the beach as you can get in Nosara. We would all head down there with the kids several times a day. Even our two year old kids had no trouble walking to it. There are quite an assortment of very good restaurants within talking distance too. Dave was good at suggesting where to go on a given night depending on the entertainment that would be happening.

The rooms were cleaned daily and had everything necessary to get you started on meals and cooking if you wish to. The hammocks were wonderful to lay in while our kids slept as we were never too far from our room. There is a nice BBQ center near the pool for entertaining or grilling some steak or fish.

The Frog Pad which is attached to the establishment and also run by Dave has surf boards and bicycles for rent. There is a great rental video selection for evening relaxation.

I completely recommend Villa Tortugas and intend to stay there again when we make it back to Nosara.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our family had the most relaxing vacation at Villa Tortuga in Nosara. Dave is charming and attentive and does his best to make every guest feel welcome. The suites are a two minute walk from the beach and from lots of great dining options. For people who plan on staying longer than a week, its best to stock up with food and alcohol at the large supermarket before heading to Nosara. Our kitchen was well equipped and it was easy to fix simple meals. Dave can also help out with rides from other parts of Costa Rica and our drivers were excellent. Nosara is a great place to learn how to surf. Ask for Mark at the front desk. His shop is right next to the video/book library/shop run by Dave. We will be back at Villa Tortuga.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Villa Tortuga has become our "go to" place to stay in Nosara! Dave and his crew do an excellent job making you feel right at home and taking care of any of your needs. The location is perfect: short walk to the surf, the mini market and pleny of restuarants. The grounds are beautiful and well kept and could not have more of a tropical feel with all of the palms and banana trees surrounding the pool. Dave clearly takes pride in making sure the property is well maintained and that his guests have a great experience during their stay. We've stayed numerous times and have always looked forward to our next trip back.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Villa Tortuga
Address: Mts S Of Gilded Iguana 100, Nosara, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Nosara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at Villa Tortuga we've attempted to create a vacation destination that feels just like home. We've taken all of the things that we've enjoyed from our own vacation experiences and combined them to form our dream vacation spot. Nestled near the sleepy town of Nosara, Playa Guiones is an ideal getaway for everyone. A three minute walk through the National Parklands gets you to a beautiful white sand beach with great surf and warm water. Our guests enjoy a relaxing environment where they can forget about the stress of daily life. Whether strolling along the sandy beaches, surfing, horseback riding through the jungle, or just lounging by the pool, we are immersed in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. ... more   less 

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