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“It is what it is” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Blue Pelican

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The Blue Pelican
| Playa San Miguel, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica   |  
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Kill Devil Hills, NC
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It is what it is”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

It's a long hard drive, and depending on where you drive from, you are exhausted when you arrive. Don't expect the "Ritz". Very basic rooms across from a fantastic beach. Chris, who runs the place will do what ever he can to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. He is a great chef, and the food is beyond anything you will experience in that area, It's a great place to eat. He plays a killer guitar. Locals are cool, and the beach/surf is totally void of a crowd. Honestly the best bar I've seen for a small place!

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2008

We stopped at Playa San Miquel because I kept seeing photos of the beach on postcards and in books. When we pulled into town we found the Blue Pelican. After several hours of the bumpy, dusty roads we decided to take a break and spend the night here. The beach was incredible. It was by far the prettiest beach we saw during our trip. We sat on the beach and watched a beautiful sunset on an isolated beach. I don't know if I've ever had a beach entirely to myself.

The Blue Pelican is in a great location. But it is in dire need of some upkeep. The shower had a build up of hair in the drain. The base of the toilet was dirty. The linens were worn. There were jalousies missing in several of the windows. This could be a really great place with some TLC. But I think the owner may be more interested in surfing.

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Additional Information about The Blue Pelican

Address: | Playa San Miguel, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa San Miguel
Also Known As:
The Blue Pelican Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel

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