|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
We bought the land in the early 90's and built the house in 2002.
Charlie purchased this house in 2002
We fell in love with the area, its unique wildness, the nature, animals and views.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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 !
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 5 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||We charge 50% deposit to hold reservation and 50% 30 days before arrival. We accept Visa And Mastercard.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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