About this listing
This is a beautiful and tranquil jewel in Tortuguero, Costa Rica and I'm listing it for my friend Rey.
Taylor's Place offers lodging and a beautiful garden-restaurant surrounded by lush tropical flowers and plants. Amazing atmosphere, very romantic
ROOM # 1 with AIR CONDITIONING
The place is very private and quiet as it is a bit away from the hustle of Tortuguero’s Main Street and it's Caribbean nightlife and loud music. However, the beach and park entrance are close by and so are all other attractions.
The room offered has a small ensuite bathroom with hot shower, fan and Air Conditioning. The room offered here sleeps 2 comfortably (full bed) or 3 (second bed is a single), but bigger parties could rent all 2 rooms and it would be like staying at your own place.
Simply put, it's a beautiful place and you will be happy to have stayed at Taylor’s Place!
Guests are welcome to spend time in the Tropical Garden, great for bird watching and enjoy the hammocks and outdoor sitting areas.
The beach is only a short stroll away and so is the center of Tortuguero Village.
Interaction with Guests
That is up to you: entirely.
We respect the space and silence, but are also happy if you join (email hidden) and restaurant.
The short list of thing to do and tours to do include the Canoe Tour through the waterways of the Tortuguero National Park, a guided or explore on your own Kayak Tour, a guided nighttime Turtle Walk and for those up to it some Sportfishing out on the ocean.
Rey can help you get these set up, but there are also many places in town where you can book these tours.
Arrival is usually by boat from La Pavona, this can be done with public transportation or via direct shuttle service from San Jose. Time permitting you will be picked up at the dock.
You might also fly in from San Jose, check the net for last minute specials.
Other Things to Note
While Taylor's Place does not offer Breakfast service, we are happy to coordinate breakfast with a nearby hostel. Please ask us if interested.
A great place with a really nice garden, rooms with air condition really helpful for the temperatures. Alexandra was really helpful in advance and explained us everything. The room was shown by Rays mom, an amazing woman. We only met Ray at night in the restaurant, its highly recommendable going there.
Taylor's place was very good to stay! They welcom you with open arms! So friendly! We stayed only for one night and it was really beautyful! It's clean and close to the beach and the main street!
They have her own restaurant and it was soooooo delicious!
We would come again!
Basic accomodation. We agreed switching to a room with fan instead of AC, however it was quite humid. The bed clothing therefore was a bit musty.
The owner was very nice, the property also looks nice.
We had a wonderful experience at Taylor's place. Before we even arrived, Alexandra was very helpful. She answered all our questions quickly, gave us helpful tips, and even booked a water taxi for us from the Tortugero airport. When we arrived, we were shown to our place by helpful tour guides and were greeted at Taylor's place by the sweetest woman who takes care of the place.
The location is great. It's a minute or two walk to the hear of town, and in a delightfully quiet location with a back yard that proved fun for animal watching.
Taylor's restaurant right next door is delicious, and Taylor is very friendly.
Both husband and I highly recommend staying here!
Enjoyed our stay at Taylor's Place! I feel like we got a real feel for Tortuguero over staying in one of the all-inclusive resorts. Do not pass up a chance to have one of Rey's dinners at the restaurant. Best piece of fish I have had in a long time!
We arrived in Tortuguero just after they had 3days of torrential rains so the humidity was very high as was the temperature, so the A/C was very welcome
This was such a treat to stay here! Taylor & his mother were unbelievably kind and welcoming, the room was perfect for us with A/C (soooo nice!), and the food at the restaurant was delicious! The little place to hang out in the center, I believe it's part of the restaurant when it is open, is beautiful and they put up a hammock to lounge in. Taylor's mother was definitely my favorite part, sweetest lady I've ever met! Stay here and you won't regret it! :)
We only stayed one night at Taylor's place but it left a lasting impression on us. When we arrived at the dock we were taken to Taylor's place by a local guide. Taylor's place is an off the beaten path treasure that is definitely worth the find! We were introduced to Rey's mom and she showed us to our room. She was very friendly and kind. She didn't speak any english and we spoke very little Spanish but it wasn't an issue at all. The room was simple but very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. The beds were the most comfortable we had our entire trip! The room offered a queen and twin bed, had a wall air conditioner that worked wonderfully, private bathroom, hot shower, and wifi. The beach is a very short walk from there. The boat dock, market, and shopping is also very close by. Taylor's place is gated and features a well maintained garden around the fence and inside the grounds to offer privacy and colorful decor. There is also a restaurant and bar on the grounds which was beautifully managed with hanging hammocks, lit candles, private gazebo dining areas, and beautiful bouquets of flowers. We met Rey Taylor that night at dinner. He was very friendly and welcoming. He offered us suggestions for tours while we were there and gave us a small gift at the end of our meal. The food was by far the best we had our whole trip. It was delicious! He had fresh snook that night that he prepared and presented so beautifully. I would highly recommend staying at Taylor's place and to make sure to stay for dinner. It's not to be missed! We would love to come back again.
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About the Host, Alexandra
Love to read, enjoy the days as they come. Every now and then a stray comes along - some have stayed, while other cats and dogs have found new homes, so there is always some assortment of 4 legged friends around.
I have started to add a couple of additional listings from very good friends and I do vouch for each of the listings added. I hope that these listings can round out a trip to Costa Rica!