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Blue Jay Lodge

800 sur Banco de costa rica Playa Carmen Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 10 hotels in Mal Pais
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We were in Santa Teresa and were looking for a nice and inexpensive lodge. Blue Jay Lodge was perfect. Located in Mal Pais, quiet, huge rooms, clean and cheap. Great value, great price. Breakfast included and perfect: Eggs, Bread, Coffe ... all you need in the morning! We will be back!

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Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We spent Thanksgiving Break here ready for a relaxing vacation. My wife and I are graduate students so needed to stay somewhere within in our budget and Blue Jay Lodge met our budget but didn't feel like a budget hotel. The view from our porch was amazing, especially the sun set. It's true that you are sharing the jungle with... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

set in a delightful tropical garden, the blue jay lodge was way better than other hotels we saw in the area. my wife and I and our two young children shared a bungalow for four nights just before Christmas and it was a lovely experience. it had an excellent location just off the beaten track of mal pais and was... More

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Kennewick, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We got a comfortable bungalow with two Queen sz beds, a big bathroom with hot water and lots of storage space. TV and A/C. Everything was clean and nice, there was a sink outside in the front with a gas kitchen and plates and kitchen supplies included. There's also a pool and breakfast is included. You will be surrounded by... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in this green lodge. Looks like a jungle with iguanas walking aroung, giant spiders and even monkeys once on a roof. We had a bungalow with 2 hammocks outside, warm shower and 3 big beds inside. In a warm amd humid nights I wish wehad A/C. Nice swimming pool! Breakfast was fresh, but not too big... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This Hotel is located in one of the most beautiful beach area in Costa Rica. The bungalows are located in the middle of a garden which allows you to to some bird watch or MONKEY watch. You don't need any luck they'll be there. You will be near one of the most beautiful breaks in Costa Rica in Santa Teresa... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Well worth the money, I believe we paid $80 a night? perhaps less? Includes Breakfast as well. has pool. Villas were actually pretty big. they are like being in a tree house. The property is surrounded by thick forest with tones of birds. Through out of 3 1/2 week stay in Mal Pais & Santa Teresa we stayed at 7... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We were planning on staying two nights, but left after only one. For the price of $90, this was not what we expected. The room was entirely screened in, with lots of ways for bugs and other things to find there way in, which they did. The room was very dirty, and the beds in very poor shape, needs major... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This end of the road location might as well be the end of the earth! Facilities are run down and the general condition of the property is a cut below most remote Tico owned facilities in this price range. Condo-type rooms have noisy A/C that didn't quite keep up with the March heat, no trail lighting from rooms to pool... More

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Los Angeles
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Blue Jay is a bit run down. These are local owners who don't need much, but provide a very cordial experience. The rooms are $69 including tax and breakfast, which is a great deal for the area. Each is a stand-alone bungalow and any neighbor is at least 15-20 meters away so no shared walls, etc. There are few walls,... More

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Address: 800 sur Banco de costa rica Playa Carmen Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
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