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“Best place to stay in Jaco!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Perico Azul
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave Pastor Diaz(main Strip's south end) | Calle (St) Santana, Jaco 506, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 42 hotels in Jaco
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“Best place to stay in Jaco!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently had the great pleasure of staying at Perico Azul. From the beginning to the end everything exceeded our expectations.

The rooms are very clean and comfortable. You can get a room with or without a kitchen. The hotel is a ten minute walk from the center of town and a block away from the beach.

The couple that run the hotel, Celine and Mike are extremely accommodating and friendly. The hotel and its staff have a very personal vibe. It has a nice pool and a communal Kitchen that everyone has access to as well as a seating area with a hammock where a lot of guests like to hang out. It has a laid back atmosphere so if you are looking to party all day and night this is probably not your place. But if you are really looking to experience Costa Rica the right way Perico Azul is the way to go.

When we arrived we had only planned on staying at Perico Azul for 3 days and we were only supposed to stay in Costa Rica for 1 week. We ended up staying fin Costa for two weeks and staying at Perico Azul the whole time.

Mike and Celine make it such a special experience for everyone who stays there. They go above and beyond to make everyone's stay unique. They took us on hikes, zip lining, to different surf beaches, on little adventures, they took us to the best places to see sunsets, they had advice on what restaurants to go to and where to go for various activities. They even allowed us to participate in rescuing some turtle eggs and taking them to a shelter. Mike also runs the surf camp there and is an incredible teacher.

We literally had the time of our lives and our experience would not have been the same if it were not for Mike, Celine and Perico Azul. You aren't just a room number and a credit card like you are at a big resort when youre at Perico. It feels like you are staying with family.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone that I could. You will never regret staying there!!! If you really want to experience all that Costa Rica has to offer , without a shadow of a doubt, this is your place.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Although a lot of the guests here are attending the surfing camp, Tortuga Surf, this place still works out just fine if you only want a hotel. We stayed one night and it covers all of the basics. Simple but pleasant and sufficient rooms with parking. Small pool and lots of sun space for drying out bathing suits. Owner and staff were very friendly and helpful, even with a short notice reservation. We also took a surfing lesson with Mike who was awesome. I recommend this place for young vacationers who want to be thrifty but still want to stay above the 'hostel' scene. No included breakfast but there was coffee, and the town isn't far and the hotel has a little communal kitchen if you need a fridge or a microwave.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The rooms were clean with private bathrooms. We cooked breakfast twice and dinner once in the community kitchen. Fully equipped kitchen, but no microwave or spatula. Nice, clean pool, but it closes at 7. Quiet time begins at 10, so if you're going in a big group that's going to party, maybe consider somewhere else. You can come in later than 10, you just need to be fairly quiet. 5 minute walk to the beach, 15 minute walk to the center of the city. Good location and service for the price. The staff is awesome and bilingual.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

If you are looking for a chilled out, friendly and fun place to stay in
Jaco, Hotel Perico Azul is your place to be. The beach is just around the
corner, you get excellent surf advise by the staff and boards of the surf
school are available right at the beach everyday (even early(!) in the
morning). Although we initially didn't even plan to go to Jaco, my sister
and I stayed the longest time of our trip at this great spot.

Doooooo it!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great time from start to finish we were here for 4 days. Mike the surf instructor for tortuga surf school (tortugsurfcamp.com) was an amazing host as well as a kick butt teacher on the waves. Thanks again to both Mike and his partner Duggie. Celine (owner) was full of information and hospitality. She helped us with mapping out our trip from Jaco to Nosara.

In a nut shell this an amazing hostel/hotel it is a short walk to the beach and downtown Jaco. With a communal kitchen and common area to hang with the cool people you will meet. A perfect place to stay. It is clean, comfortable, and is where I will be staying when I go back!!! I can't say enough good thinks about Hotel Perico Azul!!!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR MAKING OUR TIME HERE AMAZING!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was my first time in Costa Rica and I'm go glad I kicked it off with Hotel Perico Azul!
My buddy and I arrived in the afternoon and were immediately greeted by Mike who checked us in and gave us details for partaking in surf lessons the following morning.
Our room was comfy and clean and the community kitchen and hang-out places were as well.
Tortuga Surf camp operates out of this same hotel so it's extremely convenient to get excellent instruction or rent a board from their great spot on the beach for the day.
The vibe was much more friendly and open that your average hotel or hostel, Ruca and Gala (the dogs) and the cats really made it feel much more like a home.
As a surfer it was a really cool course that was catered to their beach and waves but could definitely be applied anywhere. As a guest the main strip of the town was quite close (10-15min walk) and there were many excellent restaurants and bars.
Mike and Céline went above and beyond for us and I will definitely be going back to stay with them again. I just got back yesterday and already miss it!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Every time I go to this hotel i wish i could stay longer.... its a really nice and super clean and comfortable,. highly recommended. theres some really good restaurants near, and also bars to spend a good time, or you can go and walk in the sand and listen to the waves or surf, its an amazing place and the people in the hotel are always really nice. I love this place...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Perico Azul

Address: Ave Pastor Diaz(main Strip's south end) | Calle (St) Santana, Jaco 506, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#2 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#5 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Perico Azul 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Perico Azul is a small cozy apt-hotel on the south end of Jaco Beach, with its boutique like looks and private location close to the mountains, El Perico Azul is surrounded by blush nature and many species of birds that will allow you to wake up to the sounds of Costa Rica's best tropical sounds. This awesome slice of heaven will transport you trough the life style and decorative architecture of this colorful country, it will allow you to live the culture, the warmth and the reason for this to be the happiest country in the world. Just 5 min walk from the beach, and 15mn from the town, our hotel is the best choice if what you are looking for is a quiet room with daily cleaning and a variety of amenities available to you. Our professional hotel & surf camp staff will walk you trough this experience to make you visit to Costa Rica one you will never forget, and most of all one you will want to resume many times for many years to come. Our facilities count with room with one double or two double beds per room, each and every room with their own bathroom and access to the guest's kitchenette.So if you are into adventure & extreme sports such as surfing the most popular sport on the country, or just looking for a spot to hang you towel and forget about the crazy city lifestyle, Hotel Perico Azul is your place to be...Look no further and get ready to discover places and sensations you never though possible, let us be your guide trough this amazing paradise, let us guide you trough the smile of its people and their everlasting " PURA VIDA" ... more   less 
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