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Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

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crest, ca
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Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

We are planning a trip to Montezuma/Santa Teresa/Mal Pais 2nd week of May. We have under $100 per night. We are planning 3 nights at Sano Banano in Montezuma, (first time there), then 6 nights in ST/MP. Our goal is decent food nearby, beach side on a great beach with possibility of swimming/water play. (not surfers). We stayed at Luz de Vida in 2010. Great location, but the room had no opening windows, and no plumbing vents and stunk like sewer when you ran any water. The water was too rough for going in as it was right after a storm. Don't know if it is mostly like that or not. We liked the food and location of Casa Zen, but are unsure of it as we want air con. priv. bath, and a pool might be nice if the ocean is too rough. Any suggestions would be appreciated. We're also not sure if we have planned the right amount of nights each location as we have not been to Montezuma before. We thought that we might want more nights in ST. as there seems to be more exploring one can do up and down the coast there. We have the option of staying at Casa Azul, but don't know if the beach there is too crowded and loud due to the proximity to the town center. Help please...Ayudanos, por favor.

Edited: 3:40 pm, January 02, 2012
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1. Re: Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

Stayed at Casa Azul last year and it was amazing! Highly recommend it-great pool right on the beach-you can see the ocean while you swim. Walking distance to everything. Air conditioned & private bathroom. Beach was not crowded at all You won't be disappointed!

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2. Re: Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

Gosh, just off the top of my head....

Ritmo Tropical, Franks, The Place, Casa Azul, Esencia, Otro Lado, Ranchos Itanuna.

check out these sites for more:

www.nicoyazoom.com/en/hotel-guide/index.html

www.nicoyapeninsula.com

crest, ca
posts: 34
reviews: 2
3. Re: Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

Thank you for your message Embrees. I emailed Richard and he said that there is a bar next to Casa Azul and the noise/music is pretty bad. Did you have that experience while you were there? Also, when were you there, and was the ocean at Playa Carmen gentle enough for some wading/swimming? We stayed a bit further north and were also wondering if it was more noisy and crowded near the crossroads at Casa Azul....Again thanks and Happy New Year.

Edited: 6:10 pm, January 03, 2012
crest, ca
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4. Re: Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

Thanks Wefish....We are familiar with the names of the places you suggested. They are however not all on the beach side. We are staying near but not on the beach at two other places in Costa Rica during this trip, and were hoping that our last stay would be on the beach. Casa Azul looks great, but the owner warned us about a lot of noise from a new bar next door. Noise is relative, so we are unsure. Any tips you have are appreciated.

Edited: 6:15 pm, January 03, 2012
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5. Re: Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

Ranchos Itauna is a nice place on the beach, but has no pool. Have you checked out VRBO to see if there is a rental within you budget?

crest, ca
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6. Re: Lodging and location suggestion for Santa Teresa/Mal Pais

Thank you Wefish...vrbo is a great idea. I have been emailing with the owner of Casa Azul. He seems like a great guy, we may stay there. He also recommended Amor de Mar in Montezuma over Sano Banano. It costs a bit more, but sounds like a great place in a great spot. I really appreciate your input. pura vida

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