+1 713 306 6655

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Hi, we are Lori And M-J

We are Lori and M-J (short for Maarten-Jan). We are an US/Dutch couple that fell in love with Samara ever since the first time we came here, now many years ago.

We were got the opportunity to take over Casa Tortuga and remodeled it to provide you with all the comfort you need in the tropics. As we love the ocean and the monkeys, we renamed it: 


We are happy to host you and provide you with all the information you need so you will enjoy Samara as much as we do. We are not in Samara ourselves but we are just an email or phone call away. We speak English, Dutch, German and some French and Italian.


For help in and around MONOS Y MAR and Samara our friends Peter and Angelica are on site and will be able to help you. They speak Spanish, German and English.


Pura Vida!


+506 8351 3000


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