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Tortuga del Mar
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
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“great place”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

I recently stayed at Tortuga Del Mar.I knew that I wanted to stay in that area and booked there strictly from previous reviews of the hotel.The rooms are VERY clean with nice beds and great AC.Til and the staff are great and I will be returning ASAP.Great places to eat within walking distance.I could'nt have asked for more.Surf was great.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Tortuga del Mar as a part of a surf camp we booked through Rica Surf. The hotel is great! It is right on the beach in Hermosa and is within walking distance to everything in Hermosa and a short taxi ride from Jaco. The rooms were clean, quiet, and cool. The hotel itself is gorgeous and only has 8 rooms so there was always a chair to sit by the pool or watch the surfers on the beach. The owners, Til and Lil are very friendly and always there if you need anything at all.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Missoula, Montana, United States
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Til and Lil are scrupulous about the upkeep of the rooms and the grounds. The place was immaculate and very attractive, clean, very comfortable. Great rooms and location. We watched the sunset and watched the surfers, and they even arranged for us to have massages on the beach under their palm trees. So glad that we weren't staying in Jaco - Jaco is a short cab ride, and I think Playa Hermosa is a much more attractive place to stay.
Til and Lil were so friendly and helpful. I loved staying here!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Satellite Beach, Florida
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Tortuga Del Mar is hands down my favorite place to stay in Costa Rica. In fact, I don't even bother searching other places anymore because it has become a home away from home for me. I've sent friends and family to Tortuga Del Mar and all of them come back to the U.S. not only with a ton of awesome memories and great things to say about the beach lodge BUT they also tell me how much they LOVE the hosts Lilly and Till. Lilly and Till are like extended family and regularly keep in touch via email with me, my family and friends who have stayed at their beach lodge. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, clean beach lodge with a beautiful view (beach and jungle), close proximity (steps) to the beach with a great choice of delicious local restaurants (walking distance) and to top it all off...the most kind and caring hosts....WELL..Tortuga Del Mar is the place you want to go. And you can't beat the price! They do a great job of ensuring your experience is relaxing and void of party going/rowdy guests. Great place for couples or families. I can't say enough good things about the beach lodge and the hosts. Go see for yourself! PURA VIDA!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We selected this place on TA reviews and it lives up to every last good word. We extended our stay an extra day and we were sad to go. Located in a quiet area of Hermosa (away from highway) and yet close to everything else in town. About a $7 cab ride to downtown Jaco.

Room is exactly as advertised, we stayed in the upper ocean from studio rm#5. Comfy bed, nice linens, clean bathroom. Shower head could be better but there was plenty of hot water. Kitchenette has microwave & fridge (freezer doesnt work well!) and there are dishes and utensils for light meal prep. Hotplates are not allowed as the hotel isnt licensed for them.

pool was fab, warmed by the climate, it can be a little warmer than other pools but is very clean and is still refreshing. We spent quite a bit of time lounging at the pool. The landscaping is very well kept and the yard is quite private.

The staff at Tortuga del Mar are phenomonal. The housekeepers left us a different towel design w fresh flowers daily. Office staff along w the owners Till & Lily go out of their way to keep their guests happy by assisting w car rental, tours, recommending restaurants, etc.

Our stay at Tortuga del Mar was definitely a favorite place in CR and we will definitely return as well as highly recommend it to others. Truly a pleasure to stay here.

Also, we ate breakfast at Jungle surf cafe daily. The banana pancakes are so good. we also had the teryaki tuna steak w mashed potatoes and veggies. It was delish!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Denver, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Second time to stay and was just as delighted as the first. You can NOT find this "Costa Rica" in the high rise hotels. This place is what Costa Rica is all about. Great rooms and very QUIET. (You have to be careful not to get a place close to a loud bar in some areas). Jungle Cafe on the corner serves a great lunch for $5. Cab into LOUD Jaco is about $5 and they have all the supplies you need. Great place to watch the surfers or hang out at a beautiful pool. High marks for this quaint place.

Room Tip: All are GREAT but I like the ones w/ fridge and eff. kitchen.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Swanville, Maine
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

This is a nice quite new and very well designed small hotel directly on the beach. Kept well and very friendly. Very nice kept grounds, too. Nice small pool as well. And yes, lots of surfers. It was a good place for us to start our first two weeks ever in Costa Rica. Obviously one of the best beaches in Costa Rica and one of the best places to stay when there. But a long stay isn't needed unless you're a surfer.

Room Tip: Upstairs and toward the beach is obviously best. Location of suites is excellent even though at the...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Tortuga del Mar

Property: Tortuga del Mar
Address: Behind the school & soccer field, beachfront., Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Playa Hermosa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Tortuga Del Mar Hotel Playa Hermosa
Tortuga Del Mar Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa

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