Low-key, family-run resort of delightful circular cottages on stilts surrounding an inviting pool, all beside one of the country's finest beaches.
The low-key, family-run Tortuga Village sits in blissful isolation on one of El Salvador's most beautiful beaches. Accommodation is in eight delightful circular cottages on stilts, each hovering above a private open-air area replete with hammocks and chairs. Above, sheltered by a palm-thatched roof, the wood-lined bedrooms almost have the feel of treehouses and are simply but stylishly decorated with white furnishings.
The cottages surround a lovely pool, dotted with little islands of palm trees and a row of sunken sun loungers for relaxing in the cool of the water. There's a well regarded seafood restaurant attached too. The beach is just steps away and is an important site for turtle nesting and hatching in season –the hotel runs a conservation project as part of its commitment to protecting the still unspoilt natural environment.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
A highlight was watching the sunrise at Casa del Mar and my family loving surfing.JMM, London
It was all fascinating and was a trip of so many contrasts. If I had to pick out two experiences that have stayed most strongly in my memory - for completely contrasting reasons - they would be Tikal (Guatemala) and El Mozote.DM, Nottingham
The highlight was the friendliness and openness of the people in El Salvador and being in a country not overrun by tourists.SB, Cambourne
The Golfe de Fonseca and the Perquin day were very memorable.We felt very spoilt as we never met other touristsPF, Shaftesbury
The transfer from leon to suchitoto was hard work but the trip across the gulf was worth it!HC, Leyburn
I felt that our visit helped local people and economies, especially in El Salvador. I tried to buy local and go to local cafes wherever possible and was encouraged and given time to do so.PC, London
Most Memorable Moment?: Meeting the civil war veteran guerrillas.PH,
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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