Playa Tortuga, Ojochal
Playa Tortuga is one of the most diverse and interesting beaches in Costa Rica. The beach stretches for several miles, and has jungle growth next to it, wide open areas and large rock formations - all depending on which part of the beach one is visiting. Arriving via the south entrance will also take guests past Reserva Playa Tortuga - one of the largest turtle sanctuaries and reserves in Costa Rica.
South Entrance (across from Ojochal town entrance)
This is the easiest and most popular of the Playa Tortuga entrances. It is located approximately 75 meters south of the Ojochal town entrance, on the west side of the road. Look for the "Calle Tortuga" sign and turn west onto the gravel road. The beach is approximately 600 meters from the highway. Reserva Playa Tortuga (turtle rescue center) is approximately 150 meters on Calle Tortuga, on the north side of the road. It is a great place to visit and to learn more about the area's wildlife, or to volunteer.
Photo of Playa Tortuga via South Entrance
The north entrance is not marked at all and we recommend that you contact us for a map. The north entrance is located approximately one kilometer (0.6 mile) from the south entrance. Access to the north beach can be limited based on weather and potential flooding.
Playa Tortuga's north entrance is not as popular as the south entrance, even though it is more beautiful and picturesque, due to the seasonal difficulty in getting there. If you decide to go, t he best time to visit during the day is during low tide to provide the maximum amount of access to the nearby mountains and caves.
Once at the north entrance beach, it is possible to rent soft-sided 'cabinas' for the day at an affordable rate.
Photos of Beach via North Entrance
Here is a video of Playa Tortuga that features images and videos of both the south entrance beach, as well as, the north entrance beach.
Playa Tortuga Costa Rica Video
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