Las Tortuguas Hotel Playa Grande Costa Rica


Las Tortuguas Hotel is an eco  hotel located on a long stretch of  beautiful brown sandy beach.  It is flat and easy to take long leisure walks along the ocean.  The location is NW Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.  Las Tortugas hotel is located right on the beach,  close to the surf.  It is an older hotel and was grandfathered in when  the laws were passed stating that hotels  must be built 50 meters from high tide.

My clients Ron and Maria Poggenmueller spend 5 days at Las Tortuga Hotel  during their three week vacation to Costa Rica last April l 2015.

The trip was designed by me,  Ann Cabezas Creed, CEO of “costa rica learn adventure travel agency”

Here is what Ron and his wife had to say:
Our reservation at Hotel Las Tortugas was the last of eight hotels in our 21 day visit to Costa Rica and was a five day resting period after a lot of traveling and wonderful excursions. The hotel is on Playa Grande about 2 miles north of Tamarindo on the Pacific coast. It is located right on the pristine golden sand beach and is one of the world’s principal nesting beaches for the highly-endangered Giant Leatherback Sea Turtles. Nesting takes place from late October to mid-February each year.
It is a relatively small hotel but clean and well maintained with a great staff from JoHanna, the manager to the man that keeps grounds clean and security up to standards. Food is typical Costa Rican with excellent seafood, very tasty with large portions and a must to have breakfast and dinner on the porch with a firsthand view of the beautiful blue and white birds that will beg for food. The bar serves the best Costa Rican beer, Imperial, and margaritas several times a week available on a 2 for 1 basis.
The swimming pool and area around it are very pleasant with hammocks for those that feel the need for one. The is a gate from this point that leads to the beach for those that want to surf and also those that want to walk in either direction for sand under feet and seashells to collect.
The rooms are exceptionally nice. Our room was requested by our Travel Planner, Ann Cabezas Creed, and we were in the “Honeymoon Suite” although it wasn’t our Honeymoon by far – 40 years. The suite was on the 2nd floor with a bedroom, living room, small kitchen and bathroom. A spiral stair went up to another floor that had a second bedroom and bathroom. The best part was a balcony that gave us a 180 degree view of the beach and the sound of the surf at night which will make your dreams very nice.
The last morning were there we were awakened by the biggest noise you can imagine. It was Howler Monkeys that had inhabited a large tree next to the hotel. What a way to conclude our trip to Costa Rica.

There are many exciting day trips available in the area.  Some of the are:

1. Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park

2. Visit Palo Verde National park

3. Take sunset cruise out of Tamarindo

4. Visit wildlife sanctuary

5. surfing and boogy boarding

6. sunset walks along the beach

7. visit little town of Tamarindo with its great shops and wide variety of ethnic restaurants.

8. wildlife– monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles in sanctuary, turtles (in season)

too many tropical birds to count..

Weather at Las Tortugas Hotel-  December through April 30th is the dry season–very little rain.  rest of the year the rain is mostly in the afternoons.  Guanacaste province is the driest province in Costa Rica.


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