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Hotel Perico Azul
Ave Pastor Diaz(main Strip's south end) | Calle (St) Santana, Jaco 506, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Jaco
Aspen, Colorado, United States
1 review
“Hidden jewel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We just planned to stay at Perico Azul for one night on the way to our final destination but we loved it so much that we changed our plans and booked another stay at the end of our trip. My husband was ill and the owners Celine and Mike went way above and beyond expectations to help us out. We are back home now and are already planning how we can return to this delightful hotel. Next time we plan to take advantage of the surf camp!

Room Tip: The best rooms seem to all be for couples only although the owners were very welcoming to our son.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

When I travel, I don't spend a lot of time in the hotel room so I am mainly concerned with impeccable beds, quiet rooms, clean bathrooms and helpful staff. Perico Azul has it all and then some. I am a fan!
Perico Azul is relaxed and collegial or familial depending on your stage in life. Celina and Mike work hard and we, the guests, are the beneficiaries. Celine is the absolutely splendid French hostess who goes out of her way to provide recommendations and help with other tours, accommodations etc. Her partner, Mike, who is Costa Rican, runs an excellent surf school-Tortuga Surf Camp. They also have 2 friendly cats and 2 well behaved dogs. Recycling is encouraged.
The simple rooms are spotless, comfortable and have good air conditioning. The linens and towels are good quality. Interestingly, the headboards, doors and drawers are made of solid wood slabs. No cheesy particle board! There is also a hostel style room with bunks. There were "non-smoking environment" signs which I appreciated but when a Finnish couple arrived who smoked, the signs disappeared.
The common areas are immaculate. Fresh flowers decorated the coffee area, the lounge chairs, bbq dining table and the tables outside our rooms each morning. There is a wonderfully outfitted communal kitchen, an indoor and outdoor living area, small refreshing pool and barbeque which increases the opportunities for camaraderie and sharing meals with other guests.
The others surfers in my sons class who were staying there, were friendly people that we fell in with immediately. I think it has to do with the type of people (outgoing, responsible, budget conscious adventure seekers-not party-ers) that are attracted to or looking for this kind of accommodation. The crew of guests was internationally diverse and interesting.
Celine recommended good places to eat. She arranged for 4 of us to take yoga classes at a nearby resort with a terrific yoga instructor for $10 a session which is what I would pay locally for drop-in yoga classes. She also figured out a secure place to park a rented scooter.
They also have bikes that can be rented. Surf boards and boogie boards can be rented at the beach surf camp headquarters and there are lounge chairs and umbrellas there too.

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room. It is on a quiet side street but still only about 3 blocks fr...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My husband and i just returned from 2 weeks in jaco. We only planned on staying a week but, from the moment we arrived at Perico Azul we knew we wanted to stay longer. It was two glorious weeks at this treasure of a hotel. We were so comfortable and happy we just didn´t want to leave. Celine and Michael were wonderful hosts. The hotel is on the south side of Jaco and is very peaceful and quiet no matter how crazy it is in the town center.
This hotel has so much to offer to make ones stay memorable. To begin with it its cozy and clean with a sparkling pool. Every ammenity we could ask for: air conditioner, fan, cable TV, bicycles (gratis), small kitchenette in our room (other rooms are available with more beds and no kitchenette). There is also a full kitchen with all the cooking accesories one needs as well as a couple of setting areas (one inside one outside). The security is great, so one need not worry while out enjoying the ocean. At the beach there are chairs and umbrellas available (gratis), next to their other business run by Michael,The Tortuga Surf School. Michael and his right hand man, Douglas, were so kind. Michael speaks great english and is very helpful. It was fun watching the surf lessons. Besides lessons, one can rent surf or boogie boards there.
Lastly, Celine is a beautiful lady who will make any stay unforgettable. She speaks french, spanish and english.
This place has a great vibe. It is an incredible value. We will spend next January there for sure..You can not go wrong.
Terry bush and Jim Wiseman

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I've been traveling for years using TA as an indispensable tool and felt it was the time to give back!!
First off, we were supposed to stay for 2 nights .. ended up staying 10! The place is wonderfully kept , very clean and close to the quieter south part of the beach but still only a 10 min walk to the center of Jaco. What can i say ?! getting up in the morning, a short walk from the surf.. parrots flying overhead, iguanas chilling on the side of the road.... You can surf, hike , atv, motor bike , fish ...all within walking distance! There is also a great restaurant about 30 seconds away (open noon and diner).The hosts are perfect and really tend to your needs! Celine takes care of the hotel and Micheal takes care of the surf camp (awesome teachers, they can put ANYONE on a surfboard....). Great team! Never felt more at home away from home. They helped us with ALL of our reservations ! very kind and useful! We will be back !

Room Tip: we had a small kitchen and a small fridge in our room (2) but there is also a big kitchen with a big...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Siblingen, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

first i booked for four day...but after the first day it was already clear...i wanna stay longer..the rooms are super clean they have AC ,cable, ventilators...and for me most important..shower with pressure ;) celine the owner and michael are super friendly and helpful and made feel very confutable during my stay.when iam going back to jaco this hotel is my first choose..
muchos gracias de nuevo..y nos vemos...
Daniel Kubler Suiza

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We have been staying at the Perico Azul for 2 nights and it was fantastic. The owner is a very nice French woman, who is always available to help for whatever question we could have. She gave us a map of Jaco and explained us everything we had to know about the place. The hotel has a surf school with super cool teachers who will really take the time to show you how be a good surfer and not get hurt. Finally, a beach chair is included in the price room so you can enjoy every second on the beach. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stayed here for just the 1 night but really loved staying here. It is only a small hotel but has a nice pool in the middle with the rooms surrounding it. The people who run it are super nice and very helpful in explaining everything about the area and the surf camp on the beach. Our room was very clean and looked like it had been recently renovated. Only a short 10 minute walk into the centre of Jaco but there is a restaurant right next door which is meant to be nice although I never tried it myself. Our room had a kitchen and fridge although I dont think all rooms do so might be worth booking if you plan on cooking but there is also access to the large and well equipped communal kitchen.
Recommend staying here.

Room Tip: Ours had a kitchen so check which room you book if that is what you want.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#1 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Jaco
#3 Family Hotel in Jaco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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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