beachfront hotel is just steps from the main peak of Playa Grande, one
of Costa Rica's most consistent surf breaks. No other hotel in Playa Grande provides its surf guests with direct beachside amenities. Step out of the surf and into our outside shower, pool, jacuzzi,
or relax in a quiet hammock in the shade. Our open-air restaurant
bar is open all day for a tropical smoothie, cold Imperial, or mango margarita.
The main peak at Playa Grande
Playa Grande is a high tide break and is best two to three hours before high tide to two to three hours after high tide. For low tide, you have the Tamarindo
Rivermouth just a five minute drive to the south along our beach road.
Playa Grande is centrally located with worldclass breaks to the north
and south: Playa Negra and Playa Avellanas are but a 35 minute drive
to the south and we have Witch's Rock and Ollie's Point to the north.
Wilson, with over 35 years experience living & surfing
in northwest Costa Rica, is the owner of Hotel Las Tortugas. Louis was
one of the original surfers of Playa Grande, Tamarindo Rivermouth, and Witch's Rock and is more than happy to
assist you with surf forecasts and his unique knowledge of the area.
Louis is great at predicting a good time to head for Witch's and we
can assist you with organizing a boat trip to
Witch's and Ollie's Point through our reception desk.
Las Tortugas Apartments' permanent resident Darrell Halvorson setting it up on a Playa Grande beauty.
Tortugas Apartments' regular, Cap'n Patrick.
NJ boy/VT transplant/NYC skateboard freak Dan Zimmer
sliding on tropical PG perfection.
Playa Grande morning rush hour.
Guest Mark Bruton stylin'.
. . . sigh.