If you are looking for a 5 Star luxury resort then this place is not for you. If you are looking for an honest authentic experience then you have found the right place.
Every great experience starts with people and Percio Azul hosts Celine and Mike where fantastic. It is always special to be welcomed by people who are warm, friendly, honest and happy to take the time to chat, answer questions and simply just hang out. Most impressive was the honest nature upon which they operate. What you see and hear is what you get. I value that when i travel to new places.
NIce, clean, quiet, simple, relaxing. I loved the character. I wanted something small, intimate and local and that is exactly what i feel i got. The hotel is oriented around a courtyard with a small pool perfect for a cool swim that also makes for a nice casual lounging area to meet other guests.I stayed in the one bedroom suite on the second floor. It was quite large with a kitchen, dining table, living space, a separate spacious bedroom and a private bathroom with shower. Seating areas outside to relax, Wifi to stay connected and AC for a cool sleep made for a comfortable stay and a good sleep after beating myself up on the waves. Everything you need, really. The details like fresh flowers, surfgear hanging around, hammock, lounge chairs, fauna, birds, and a few relaxed pets add a nice touch. By the way, if you are worried, this place was very safe and secure. Never did i really worry about anything.
Set back off a main street on the quiet side of town. A short 5 minute walk to the beach and an easy 10 minute walk into the center of town where you can find everything you need. Don't miss Taco Bar for great smoothies and fish tacos, a Celine reco.
My plan was simple... i only had two days and one night to relax and learn to surf. Celine and Mike arranged my pick up in San Jose and back again. My private surf lessons with Mike were excellent! This guy loves and lives the water and is very committed to what he is doing. He worked me hard and taught me well. I learned a ton and now i am hooked. Ask and you shall receive. I definitely recommend Tortuga Surf School. They have a great set up and treat you well. This hotel surf lesson combo was exactly what i needed.
The only downer? You know it... leaving. It was sad to say goodbye and leave this place. I was just starting to settle in, had tasted my first wave, and met some great people. It now owns a piece of me. I'll be back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Perico Azul Costa Rica/Jaco