Ruggedly beautiful, Playa Tortuga is unspoiled by human beings. Spectacular sunsets and a panoramic view of the mountain.

Playa Tortuga


Tortuga bech in Southern Costa Rica

Playa Tortuga is a wide and beautiful beach, with one of the outlets of the Térraba River to the left. Low tide leaves a huge sandy beach with a wonderful panoramic view and tranquility of a seldom-visited paradise. This beach is very good for fishing and exploring, with endless opportunities for viewing local wildlife. 

Where to Stay and Eat: About 2km from Playa Tortuga you will find some hotels and a gas station, restaurant and supermarket.
For more information about Playa Tortuga Options and Business, please visit the Playa Tortuga Portal.

Getting there: it is located about 5 km south of Dominical.

Available services: water

What to do: body surfing, boogie boarding, fishing off shore, camping, kayaking to explore the rocks, swimming in the ocean, observation of birds and wildlife, fishing in the mouth of the river Térraba, or tour the mangroves.

Activities that are prohibited: swimming where the lifeguards indicate that it is dangerous, throwing garbage on the beach or in the streets. The maximum speed limit in town is 25 km/h. Driving of motor vehicles is prohibited on the beach (according to law of traffic #7331). Hunting or the abuse or pursuit of wild animals such as garrobos, iguanas, birds, as well as fishing with poison is also prohibited. Bonfires are also restricted as much of the firewood is home to many creatures.

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