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Playa Tortuga - A Jungle Retreat With An Ocean View


Property Details

Updated: Mar 22, 2016
2 bedroom 2 bath, house sleeps 5

Paisajes Del Mar is located at Playa Tortuga, on the Southern Part of Costa Rica on the Pacific side. It sits on a bluff between the coastal road and the beach. The altitude provides spectacular views of the coastline all the way to Panama, with equal views of the Tortuga river mouth below. Very private, this new comfortable 2 story house and nearby cottage which can be rented together or separately (prices shown are for house only) will allow you to experience nature and wildlife close up. Snorkeling, diving, fishing, surfing are some of the activities all close by, along with many restaurants in the immediate area.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We bought the land in the early 90's and built the house in 2002.

Speaks: english, french, spanish

10 Reviews

based on 10 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic property. The owners are very responsive to questions from the beginning, along with the property manager being very accomodating once you are there. The property was easy to find, yet in a still quiet area. The property has all the amenities needed for a quiet and relaxing time. The house instead is extremely comfortable and beautifully furnished. You will wake up to howler monkeys who travel through every day. There several unique, yet uncrowded beaches within a 10 minutes. There are many other interesting things to do besides the beaches. My family enjoyed the tilipia farm in particular. In addition, there are many great restaurants, of differing flavors in the neighborhood, along with well stocked supermarkets and small stores nearby. The surrounding community is very friendly and welcoming. I couldn't say enough an how much we enjoyed this property and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mocksville, North Carolina, USA

You won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

No time to write elaborate essays, so short and to the point - the place is great, house very nice indeed with all modern conveniences. It is surely worth the money to go there and see Costa Rica at its best. Our family of five had a blast. If there is a single gripe we have, it would be the fairly loud road going by, but it's a small price to pay for all other advantages that this place has to offer. Our wholehearted recommendations to anyone looking for a good value. And, of course, the view - simply awesome!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Playa Tortuga house. The property was squeaky clean and had everything that we would ever need on vacation. The house is beautifully made and sits on top of a hill with sweeping views of the pacific. It is surrounded by mature trees where bids and monkeys can be frequently spotted. We had a bit of disturbance by the traffic noise at nights from Costanera Sur, when heavy trucks did engine braking on the descend to Tortuga river.

The Playa Tortuga below the house is nice for swimming and playing in the waves. There is a deep cove at the northern end of the beach that can be explored at low tide. One evening, just before the sunset a pod of dolphins came to about 200m from the shore and entertained us for couple of minutes. Note that the beach access requires either walking or driving down the steep driveway then following the coastal highway to the Tortuga river and taking the public dirt road running along the river.

There are several waterfalls worth exploring in Ojochal. One of them - Cascada Pavon is a real gem that is located across the road from Tilapias El Pavon restaurant that serves the fish caught in their own pond.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, California

Just what we needed! Quiet, Private and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Just a short ride from Palma Sur air strip, this Playa Tortuga Casa and Cabina were just as described. The property itself was very clean and well maintained and had everything we needed. In the main house we found detailed instructions about the house and grounds as well as brochures on activities and restaurants in the area.

We had a fantastic time in the jungle house. We made coffee every morning and relaxed on the porch or at the lookout and enjoyed the wildlife including monkey, toucans and macaws. Several mornings we packed a cooler and walked down to the beach (about 15 min) and almost always had it to our selves. We went to several of the recommended restaurants and Hotels for food, drinks or to see the differing views and we enjoyed them all.

We went to the market in Uvita as well as Kumari's store just down the street and got groceries and saved some money by cooking many meals at home.

There is plenty to keep you busy if you want or you can just kick back and enjoy nature. I loved getting away from it all and the peace and quiet but I must admit we did stay home one Monday night and watch my Bears kick but on the Cowboys!

As for activities, we went to Sierpe and did a 3 hour mangrove tour on the river and saw three species of monkeys,boas, crocodiles, and all types of exotic birds.

We did a canopy tour in the secondary rain forest and had a great time and learned a lot about the area. (we also saw 2 kinds of Sloth).

The waterfall near the Talapia farm was awesome and we went swimming there twice.

We checked out the surfer dudes and the beach flea market in Playa Dminical and had a great day.

Next time we come we plan to try the ATV tour, the Ultra lite flights and the Superman zip line.

All in all we had a fantastic time and found the guides and the people very friendly and very informative. We will definitely come back and we will be recommending this place to our friends and family.

I will close this review out by saying we enjoyed some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen from several different beaches and they were incredible. I hope whoever reads this will be enjoying them soon.

Thanks again Charlie and Martine.

Scott and Renee

Huntington Beach,CA

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Beautiful stay, relaxing and inspiring

  • 5 of 5

We've had a great time, the house is very nice, comfortable, nice bath with jacuzzi, hammocks, great views ! We've enjoyed taking our breakfast on the terrasse and looking at the monkeys, the squirrels and the birds. So much wild life around ! The beaches are nearby as well as the waterfalls where you can swimm, great to have the Mystic Dive Center so close. We went out for dinner in the various restaurants in the little village of Ojochal only a few minutes away, the food was delicious. We have great memories and believe they will be contagious for anyone who occupies Paisajes del Mar !

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Colorado, USA

Jungle Delight

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent. We felt at home right away. It is in primary jungle on its own little peninsula. Howler monkeys and toucans greeted us at 5 AM every morning. Remember that you are in the jungle, not a subdivison. There are numerous large spiders in the area as well as many other VERY large insects. It is quite an experience. Playa Tortuga has very little shade but is deserted and has great waves. Playa Ventanas is more sceninc but the waves are smaller. The little community of Ojocal is just down the road and boasts multiple French restaurants. El Fuego, run by Olivier, had excellent food. Saturday night we had a feast of all types of meat there. If you stay anywhere near Ojocal, you must eat at El Fuego. If you are looking for a jungle experience and want to get away from civilization, this house is a must. It was a very relaxing trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the area, its unique wildness, the nature, animals and views.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palmar Sur, Costa Rica at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Villa Gaia, Marvins at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villa Gaia, Citrus, Exotica at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Tortuga at 450 Metres Car: necessary

Located on Playa Tortuga of the southern pacific coast about 4 hours drive from San Jose. Just 20 minutes south of Dorminical and 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park.

30 minutes north of Palmar Sur where the area's regional airport is. one and a quarter hour to Golfito and the Osa peninsula.

Close to Ballena Marine National park and Corcovado National Park. Nature Hikes, waterfalls, bird watching, snorkeling, diving and fishing throughout the area. Many restaurants featuring fresh local seafood.

Other Activities: ATV rental and tours


Rental rates

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Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We charge 50% deposit to hold reservation and 50% 30 days before arrival. We accept Visa And Mastercard.

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From the Owner

We are one of the few properties that is on the ocean side of the main road. Most house's are on the opposite side and have long drives up the hills which make long trips to the restaurants and different activities. The house is gated and very private with your own exclusive lookout on the pacific and river.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • River
  • Village


  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2650 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, house
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, house
  • *The en-suite bathroom (bedroom 2) has a single colorful Mexican sink and a large shower made with stones from the Tortuga river. *The en-suite master bath (bedroom 1) features a 2-person Jacuzzi tub with an 8” sunflower shower head, his and hers blue Mexican sinks. Soak in the tub, a glass in hand, the 2 large corner windows making you feel you are in the trees. *The bathroom 3 (cottage) which is accessed thru the bedroom has a unique two person circular shower made from river stones and has a transparent roof that lets in the sun light or moon light . Also a nicely done single vanity with surface glass sink.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, very large
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • *The downstairs bedroom (bedroom 2), the smaller of the two (140 sqft, 13 sq.mts.) has a comfortable queen bed and custom made dresser/closet. It has its own door to the porch. *The 2nd floor opens to a very large, high ceiling, master suite (bedroom 1, 300 sqft, 80sq mts.), with a wrap around covered balcony with hammock and patio furniture to enjoy the unrestricted view. Or get lazy and watch the view from the king size bed. A large chest-of-drawers and custom made armoire will hold all your clothing. *For an added cost there is a 3rd bedroom located in a lovely cottage, very short distance from the main house. Feature a comfortable queen bed facing a picture window with views to the river. Please inquiry if needed.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • - trail to the beach -Security gate at entrance -Private covered look out with hammocks

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