We took our 3 kids (two teenagers & a 10 yr old) on a trip to Costa Rica & are spontaneously staying at different places. Casa Azul has been the BEST place we've stayed so far! Matt & Tessa were very helpful & chill. The place itself: long private "driveway" lined with trees with lush lawn on either side. At the end of the driveway - a blue two-story house on the left & a casita on the right (with another brand new casita almost finished next to it). Beyond the house, in the backyard, is a pool. Beyond that - about 50 feet away - is the beach. We stayed in the casita. It slept 6, perfect for our needs. Everything was clean. The windows were excellent (a lot of places in CR don't have screens and the windows are old and thin. These windows were new, sturdy, thick, and had screens). I felt safe and secure - there's a lot of petty theft in CR - so feeling safe is important to me. The kitchen had everything I would've needed to cook had I wanted to. But we ate at Ritmo's up the street - one of Matt's suggestion - fabulous! And we ate at The Place the next morning - another one Matt's suggestion - excellent! The whole town had a cool vibe, unlike Montezuma (very touristy, crowded, and chaotic). For some reason when I stay at a private place I want to know more about the owners. You can tell a lot about them by looking at their facility. I want to thank these owners for caring about quality construction, design, considering the guests' needs, keeping everything clean and repaired, and for hiring Matt & Tess. They took our stress level down a few notches and we were totally able to relax. And the price was perfect for us. We had been ripped off the night before at the Tioga Hotel in Puntarenas so it was a relief to pay a reasonable price for the casita.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Azul Hotel
- Hotel Casa Azul Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- High quality beachfront property with private beach access. Located on Playa Carmen, with sand and some of the most consistent beach breaks in Costa Rica right in front. Great surf for novice to advanced. Custom professional surf lessons right on site. An economical room for $75 to a large luxury, private 2nd floor 2 bedroom suite for $375. A separate small private house, the casita and the option of renting the entire 5BDR / 4Bath private luxury beachfront home. You will not find better quality and value in our market. Excellent international cuisine within an easy walk and much more in a short drive. Come see why our clients have coined the phrase 'closer to the waves' for Hotel Casa Azul. ... more less