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Our first reluctance at having to come here as part of our trip was reading all the childish responses from the manager arguing other people's frank reviews of the place. It seems this venue is included in various tours through Central America as a stop over on the approach to the border crossing to Nicaragua. Firstly the rooms - not...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Read this amaaaazing story in the lonely planet but I found the place way too overrated. Food isn't that good + expensive and there's no other restaurants or anything around. Beach is nice though but Las Flores beach is more beautiful and also be. Wouldn't really recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff are disinterested and there's too many of them to manage orders properly or just to have general good customer service. Poor service from arrival to leaving. Locations is great and is a useful stop off to get to Nicaragua or Honduras. There are shuttles from Tortuga Verde across the borders.

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london via thailand and australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for an overnight stay and ended up staying 3 nights. Arrived on the weekend and the place was packed with locals. V pleasant vibe. Quietened down considerably after Sunday Pm. Lovely time spent surfing, having massages, fishing etc. Easy to spend days and days here enjoying the relaxed vibes. Enjoy. Tx

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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights in a Mini Room with a shared bathroom. Upon arrival we were shown straight to our room. We would have enjoyed a tour/orientation of the resort when we first arrived. Letting us know about things to do and where different amenities are. Maybe that is a service that can be added....

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Twin Lake, MI
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I believe that La Tortuga Verde is the greatest place my wife and I have ever been. That being said, I think the best way to appreciate LTV is to kick your shoes off and stay a while. It takes more than 2 or 3 days to really appreciate the rhythm of the resort. Get up early to watch the...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our Rough Guide to Central America mentioned this place VERY briefly, but it piqued our interest so we went online and watched the owner's video. We decided to book two days here since the price was right. For $25.00 a night, Tortuga Verde is a steal! Our room was clean, spacious and the porch with the hammocks ideal. We are...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Lovely location on a sandy, surf beach with very warm water for swimming. Has a pool, tame pelicans that it has rescued, and hatches sea turtles. Incredibly relaxing and easy, great room for $35 a night, lobster dinner for $15. We are coming back to stay over Christmas and New Year we liked it so much.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This hotel is a quick 3.5hr drive from where we live in Honduras and perfect to get away and enjoy the beach. It is a bare-basics kind of place with a clean bed, running (but not hot!) water, and decent meals. There is really nothing else nearby, so you'll be eating all your meals at the hotel. The beach is...

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latortugaverde, Owner at La Tortuga Verde, responded to this review

OWNER RESPONSE: My name is tom pollak and I want to invite everyone who lives in Honduras to visit us as we are the closest ocean beach to your country. We save turtles during the day and return pelicans to flight as well… we have great food and plenty of hammocks around the property offered free of charge while you...

Leon, Nicaragua
Reviewed 3 March 2017

First of all - this place has a lot of great things going for it. Free yoga classes and filtered water, turtle releases, clean decent priced rooms, nice drinks (but a bit pricy outside of happy hour), and not to mention the beautiful beach that offers easier swimming than a lot of other pacific beaches. Unfortunately, there's also some aspects...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spread over 3 ocean front properties in Playa El Esteron / Playa Las Flores, El Salvador, La Tortuga Verde is dedicated to living a greener lifestyle in harmony with sea turtles, pelicans, and nature. Large screened-in "salas" in each of the private rooms provide the perfect air-flow design for optimum ocean listening as indirect lighting creates the perfect atmosphere for stargazing and observing the turtle habitat. The property boasts over 400 coconut trees and 3 restaurants. The main restaurant specializes in fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, poultry and local plates using only the freshest fruits and vegetables. The vegetarian restaurant uses organic ingredients whenever possible including sting beans, basil, rosemary and mint from our organic garden. Our ocean front bar restaurant offers cold beer, and a wide variety of cocktails. The bar also serves fresh home made pizza and fish, chicken, shrimp or meat bruchettes made with special bread from Guatemala and fresh basil and rosemary from our organic garden. In addition the bar offers 1 special continental meal per night offered in half or full portions. Also Known As: La Tortuga Verde Hotel El Cuco La Tortuga Verde El Salvador/El Cuco ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Tortuga Verde

Address: Ocean Rd, El Cuco, El Salvador
Region: El Salvador > San Miguel Department > El Cuco
Price Range: €15 - €19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Choose a larger room with a veranda with hammocks”
EgyptTripper, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
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