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Manhasset, New York
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I've been going to Nosara (Playa Giones) every year (sometimes several times a year) for over 18 years now and I can say that Villa Tortuga is my favorite place to stay. Within walking distance to the beach (2 minute walk or 30 second bike ride to check the surf), restaurants, shopping, DVD store on premesis with more movies than...

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thank you very much and looking forward to your visits in 2016! Nosara Fiestas aren't far off.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Dave is one fantastic host. Loved our stay in Villa Tortuga. Well appointed casa with pool right outside and the beach steps away. Close to many restaurants and the local Mini Super. Dave has bike rentals, surfboards, snorkel gear and makes you feel right at home

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Mike, Thanks for writing and I hope to be seeing you this November again. Take care.

Nosara, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Nosara is one of my favorite places on the planet. There are many gems in the area each having a unique offering. One of the things I like about Villa Tortuga besides the rad location and relaxing pool area, and its adjacent proximity to a massage studio, is the rancho on the second story by the pool. It is a...

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Amber, Thank you for the review and I hope that you'll continue to enjoy the rancho and spa for year to come.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 May 2015

My wife and I stayed here with friends and had the BEST time... so good I ended up proposing on the beach just walking distance from Villa Tortuga! It's a wonderful location, the place we stayed felt like home away from home, and Dave is the best! Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, we'll definitely be back!

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Daysun, Thank you very much for your review. I really hope that we can get you back down here some time. Take care.

Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Villa Tortuga is hands down the best place to stay in Nosara. It's super clean, comfy and close to the beach. The a/c is always freezing cold and there are kitchens in the suites – which I really like, because I don't always feel like eating out. I always stay here when I visit. This place is super quiet at night,...

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks for the write-up. We're trying to improve every year. Take care,

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Owner was very welcoming and helpful . Location is PRIME. Rooms were clean , modern and definitely had the feeling of surrounded by jungle. Close to the best bar in town and very close to the best part of the beach.

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks Gregory. We've got to get you back in here ASAP!

Reviewed 28 March 2015 via mobile

The best trip ever...Villa Tortuga was a fabulous place to stay...Dave, the owner, was the absolute best...he was approachable and helpful in so many ways...whether we needed shuttles, restaurant recommendations, directions or anything about the local area, he was above and beyond accommodating...if we ever have the opportunity to visit Costa Rica in the future, Villa Tortuga is our place...

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Monkey-ish, Owner at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Than you so much for coming to stay with us. I'm glad that we were able to make your stay that much better. Hope to see you again soon!!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 March 2015

After researching the Nosara area we found Villa Tortuga which was able to accommondate our entire family for my son's wedding. The accommodations were wonderful. The place was extremely clean and the staff was great especially Adriana and Alex. They took care of making dinner reservations for us and arranging transportation when needed. I can't say enough about Dave. He...

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Maureen, It was a pleasure having your whole group with us for the last ten days. You guys were a lot of fun to hang around with and I hope that we can make another trip happen in the next year or so. All my best.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Villa Tortuga was perfect. A beautiful well kept apartment facing onto a manicured jungle-like garden. Airconditioning in the bedrooms made the evenings cool and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked including a nice blender to make smoothies and coffee is provided with a coffeemaker. David is charming, though he is less visible than he used to be. Tapes, surfing boards,...

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Abby. I guess I've taken on too many side projects and should make my presence known more like in previous years. Thanks for coming down and I hope to see you next tie you're in town.

Fernie, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Close to the beach. Great service from staff. Super relaxed atmosphere. Amenities abound. Lots of stuff to do for kids and adults alike. Walk the beach at night and find turtles laying eggs. Go surfing, ziplining, dining, biking or whatever. It's the one spot the family always mentions when talking about holidays.

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Monkey-ish, Manager at Villa Tortuga, responded to this review

Thanks Jay. Loved having you and your family here for your vacation. I hope that we'll see you again next year for the musicians' retreat. Take care.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Villa Tortuga

Address: Mts S Of Gilded Iguana 100, Nosara, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nosara
Price Range: $224 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“There really are no bad rooms. Though we were near the entrance on the first floor, the room was quiet and other guests are very considerate.”
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