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“Great mellow place to stay for a few nights” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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“Great mellow place to stay for a few nights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This place is sweet! I stayed for four nights in June and had an amazing experience. It has a nice hostel like feel, with a common area to hangout with other travelers and a pool to swim in. The rooms are basic but really cozy and perfect for the average traveler. It's not a resort but it has a much more authentic feel than a bigger fancy hotel. Definitely recommend checking it out if you're in Jaco!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hotel Perico Azul was one of the best travel experiences I have had in my life. Very accessible, impeccably clean everyday, quiet, close to the beach, and you couldn't ask for nicer owners. Michael and Celine took great care of us, going out of their way to make sure we had everything we would need for the trip the whole time we were there. Michael set us up with surf boards, locations, help and lessons, and Celine took care of everything from Bikes to get us around town, to helping us find our way to the best restaurants and beeches nearby. And then every night we would come home to a clean room with AC, internet, and good conversations on a small patio outside while the Costa Rica rain came down.

Thank you so much Michael and Celine! We can't wait to come back!

Best,

Micah

P.S. They also helped me get some great surf pictures!

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Me and my boyfriend just got back from a 7 night stay in Jaco. I don’t normally write reviews but I had to once we stayed here! We booked 3 nights with Celine because I had read such great reviews. We ended up extending our trip as soon as we arrived because this place is so amazing and you feel right at home. Not only was the hotel beautiful, clean and safe but Celine and Mike were just as welcoming. They were extremely helpful and 100% accommodating. Impeccable customer service. We borrowed bikes (for free) and took surf lessons at the camp with Mike. He is a great instructor and I highly recommend taking lessons with him when you stay! The prices were already very reasonable but both Celine and Mike did what they could to help us out (ie. Discounted surf lesson if the tide was not good and very cheap board rentals during the day).

The rooms themselves were extremely clean with fresh sheets, towels and flowers daily. The bed and pillows were comfy and the water was warm and had good pressure. The hotel had AC, tvs, and Wi-fi with a fully stocked kitchen that I wish we would have taken better advantage of. We were able to rent bikes for free and if we had any questions Celine and Mike were there to give suggestions and help us in any way. The hotel is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and a 10 min walk to town. Even though you are not right in the heart of the town the area is safe and the beach is quieter and less busy.

I would recommend this place to anyone who is staying in Jaco and I am going to stay here again in the future when I decide to come back! You are very lucky if you are able to stay with Celine and Mike in one of their 6 gorgeous rooms! Thank you very much Celine and Mike for everything and I hope to see you soon!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We came to Perico Azul after spending a few nights in the heart of Jaco, what a welcomed change! The hotel has access (5 minutes) to a much nicer and less crowded beach. The kitchen is fully equipped and we took full advantage as we had gone fishing and brought back 5 mahi mahi! Celine is very accommodating, helpful and friendly.

Stayed May 2013
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Sherwood, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I always think, wow, if I were to run this hotel, I would do this or that and then it would be GREAT, because I would think of all the little things. Well, Celine already thought of them all.

I have traveled all over Costa Rica - and #1 any place with hot water and good water pressure has my vote. Then, normally in this climate, the rooms smell stale. Not these rooms! There are fresh cut, fragrant flowers in your room on arrival, and every morning there after. She has a place to put your stuff, a place to work on your laptop, a place to sit, a full length mirror, comfy beds, great pillows (not the lumpy kind that come from stale humidity) and the whole place is secure with a locked gate out front.

This is a small hotel so consider yourself lucky if you snag one of these 6 meticulous rooms.

  • Stayed July 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Perico Azul Hotel is a small, quiet, nice, and cozy place to stay. The room and the toilet are clean too. The pool is small but it is just nice for the amount of guests who stay in the hotel.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Celine (the owner) again. She'd probably still remember me who broke the toilet tank in the hotel room and GOSH it was really a 'nightmare'! But everything was sorted out in the end and that's very kind of her for not charging me nor asking me to bear the cost for a new toilet tank.

Thank you very much Celine! You're the best!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a cute small 6-room hotel two blocks from the beach and two blocks from the town center. It is located on the south end of town (the quieter end). It is a great place for a peaceful stay.

Every room is simply put together, air-conditioned, TV, internet, and spotlessly clean. Fresh flower blooms were placed each day as a nice touch. There is a small 5-foot deep pool in the nicely appointed courtyard that is perfect for cooling off. For us, after four weeks of traveling and eating out, the ability to use the kitchen here was a treat to make and prepare our own food for a change, though Jaco has lots of great restaurants.

The best thing about Hotel Perico Azul is the owners. Celine and Mike are amazing. So welcoming and so friendly. It is clear from the first moment through the last that they care 100% about each and every guest's well-being and experience. I have been traveling for 30 years, and their approach to customer service ranks among the very top of anywhere I have stayed.

By the way, Mike runs a top-flight surf instruction company called Tortuga Surf, so while you are staying here, be sure to take a lesson or two.

This is not the Hilton or Hyatt style hotel. It is better. The vibe is simple, and kind, and local. You absolutely have to stay here when you are in Jaco.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Best Value Hotel in Jaco
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jaco
#4 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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