Welcome to Tortuga Del Mar Beachfront Lodge, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Beachfront Lodging

Located in Playa Hermosa on Costa Rica's central pacific coast, Tortuga del Mar mends the original beauty of a tropical lodge with its exquisite setting right on a pristine black sand beach. Set in a tropical garden with beachfront pool, shaded rancho and lounging areas, you'll stay right at the beach and steps from Hermosa's world class surf.

Truely Tropical

At Tortuga del Mar the vibrant soul of the tropics is always present, from the birdsongs at sunrise through sunny days and the stunning sunsets over the ocean into the night, when the tropical ambience merges with the sound of the surf and thunder rolling in the distance.

With scarlett macaws and pelicans passing by, humming-birds and morpho butterflies feeding on the abundance of hibiscus flowers and the scent of butterfly lillies and plumeria trees carried past by a gentle breeze, you'll feel truely emerged in a tropical environment; an environment we care for. That's why Tortuga del Mar features tropical, energy efficient architecture and appliances, biological wastewater treatment and a recycling program, besides many other efforts to keep our presence at this marvelous spot sustainable.

Rooms and Studios

Set in the two story hotel building, all our spacious units have balcony access with ocean view or private terraces on the ground floor. All rooms are furnished in a tropical-modern style and have A/C, wireless internet access, in-room safe, refrigerator, coffee-maker, private bath with hot water and an outside lounging area.

The studios additionally have a microwave oven and basic cups, plates and utensils.

With different set-ups to accomodate your individual needs, our units sleep up to four guests comfortably on locally custom made queen and twin beds with orthopaedic matresses.


Playa Herrmosa is well known for its consistent, juicy waves year round. The surf is quite powerful for a sand bottom break, and the shifting peaks create barreling lefts and rights. The best tide to surf out front is medium to high tide, depending on the swell.

During the dry season (Jan. through Apr.) the waves tend to be smaller, whereas in the rainy season the winter storms in the south pacific cause the powerful swells that intermediate to advanced surfers wait for. Water temperature is about 27° - 30° C (82° - 86° F) year round, so forget about bringing a wetsuit.

Other world class surf spots like La Escondida and Boca Barranca as well as a multitude of different beachbreaks are nearby. Tortuga del Mar offers surf lessons, advanced guided surf sessions and surf photography.

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