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“Fabulous View!” 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Jay Lodge
800 sur Banco de costa rica Playa Carmen Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Fabulous View!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2011

We stayed in the highest up bungelow, and its like sleeping in a tree house. Wonderful breezes on hot nights and the sounds of the jungle around you. At the end of an active day, we'd relax on our porch and watch the sunset. Just beautiful! Friendly staff, clean bungelow, good breakfast, all in all a great value.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Walker, Minnesota
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5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

This place is so cool. Great value with super nice owners. So peaceful & beautiful here with very comfortable hillside cabins

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Salt Spring Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

This place is fabulous! We had a cabin way up high with a view of the ocean.. The cabin was huge with solid walls half way up and screening the rest of the way, so that you felt as if you were actually in the trees. There was a deck out front with two hammocks. The included breakfasts were great and the service excellent. On our second morning we heard and saw howler monkeys right outside our cabin. We highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2010

I reccomand this hotel. Our stay was beautiful, the place fantastic, the hotel is very cozy, the bungalow spacious and very clean. The breakfast very good, too!!
If you want to spend few days in Mal Pais, Blue Jay Lodge is the best place to stay!!
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Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Alaska, Fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

We had a marvelous stay in Costa Rica at the Blue Jay. They have wonderful rooms that are spacious and quiet.
The staff was fiendly and always there to help you with anything you needed
The location was great, just cross the street is the beach .
If you plan a vacation to Costa Rica to Malpais the blue Jay is the place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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san diego, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

We stayed at the Blue Jay Lodge for 3 nights last June. It was not a disappointment. It was absolutely magical. Howler monkeys can be heard at night or early in the morning. It rained each day and the sound of the rain in the trees and the smell of the leaves was amazing. Each morning, the owner cooked us a good breakfast of beans and rice or fruit with toast. She was so kind and hospitable. The downside is no air conditioning but you're given a fan. You need to lock up all your valuables in a safe when you're gone. Mal Pais is not for everyone. If you like luxury and fine dining, this is not the place for you. But if you love the beach and don't mind roughing it a little, it's a beautiful location. We would go again. We can stay in a hotel any time. But staying in a tree house in Costa Rica was something we'll always remember.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2007

no locks, construction zone, and wanted to charge us 100US/night.
it is also too far from MAl Pais/Santa Teresa intersection. All hotels there are "secluded" enough. Blue Jay was a very very long walk from where the bus drops you off.

Stayed March 2007
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Address: 800 sur Banco de costa rica Playa Carmen Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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