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Blue Jay Lodge

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800 sur Banco de costa rica Playa Carmen Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reviews of this place had me a little apprehensive. But my experience was excellent. This place is a solid 10 minute walk to the little town near Playa Del Carmen beach, but I rented a bike and that made it very easy. There is no dinner served here, so you have to travel out at night to get food.... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 1 night at this place. The cabins are very nice especially for the price, but the morning manager, an older married guy, started hitting on me as I checked out, asking me for a "goodbye kiss" and pulling me into an unwelcome embrace. When I confronted him, he apologized to my husband (not me) and swore he'd never do... More 

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Port Carling, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Jay lodge offers a great place with a great view, and for a reasonably cheap rate at $60/night, it is fair. Although the stairs leading up to the rooms can be steep and lengthy to climb on a full stomach. But it still is a good place to stay for the price. There are beach access within a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Run by a lovely Costa Rican family (values statement - everywhere else I stayed was expat owned, I think). 2 minute walk to the ocean, located on the hillside with the jungle. You are in nature here. You will have surprise visitors in and around your cabin. It becomes fascinating but also mandates you be an outdoors enthusiast to stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Incredibly relaxing. So glad we stayed here for four nights near the beginning of our Costa Rica trip for some quality hammock time. Compared to other lodging in the area, I think Blue Jay is especially well located--private, with beach access, but still central--and has great amenities--hammocks!!, a pool, and hearty breakfast. Definitely ask for one of the upper level... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Recently stayed at the Blue Jay Lodge during the peak season in Santa Teresa. Our visit was a bit of a mixed bag, we felt there were several things we were not aware of when we arrived. Pro's: nice lobby area and pool, very comfortable to hang out in during the day. Breakfast provided is simple but nice, and apparently... More 

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Harrison, Idaho
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was a lovely spot to land for our first couple of days in Costa Rica. We would have stayed longer but we had other plans. We opted for the upper lodges on the hill side $50/night. The view was definately worth the hike up the hill and the uneven steps. An open air room on three sides with screens.... More 

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Ostional, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been a few times and love the manager and the location and accommodations. I have never stayed up high in the bungalows. Only at ground level. I have seen horses roaming in the pathways and the rooms are spacious and lovely.

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Cologne, Germany
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24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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