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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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing bungalows with spectacular sunset views. Comfortable beds, hammocks lovely. Didn't feel too welcome in terms of service, particularly at breakfast and when asking questions. Definitely felt in the way. Very, very hot in Mal Pais so would recommend that Blue Jays either put 2 extra fans in each room, or even a fridge. The kitchen/reception/pool is quite a hike... More 

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Waedenswil, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We simply loved our bungalow! The simple open air architectur is great! The lights is entering the very spaciois room giving a feeling of beeing outdoor. Great terrace with view of the sunset, lovely hosts, nature all around! The perfect stay!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I visited in rainy season and were the only guests there, enjoyed a fabulous bungalow with ocean views and relaxing hammocks. The only drawback to low season is lots of the town was closed. We practical had it to ourselves. The owner herself is sweet, speaks great English, and was incredibly helpful. We took a private boat... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 March 19, 2015

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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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 via mobile

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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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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