Reading the other reviews, not sure who Tess & matt were... but, I went in off season (Aug 2012)... I moved to Casa Azul after being down in St Teresa area. I loved the Carmen area way better.
It really is perfect if you want to be on the beach and a lower cost.
I stayed in the oceanview room for a couple nights, then 4 nights in the casita. The casita is the way to go. I thnk the best view, and privacy from the main house/rooms. The hammock out front of the casita has a great view of the ocean. I sat in that hammock most of the time, and read/listened to music. Enjoying the view.
So, noise wise. There is a club next door which Richard is very honest about noise level. I didn't mind it at all. Most of the nights they were playing music (does go until 3am), but I liked most of it so I fell asleep to it, or put in ear plugs if I didn't. It's not a huge deal.
I highly recommend this location. I really enjoyed the small B&B feel and on the beach. The staff here is extremely family hospitality. The pool is wonderful in case the surf is too strong to go swim in the ocean. Being right there on the beach is the best part of it as well like their marketing slogan says... Closer to the waves :)
Thank you again Richard - and crew for the nice time. I hope to return again. also a great place for a wedding :) ha ha. I thought when I get married, what a great locale if you can talk the management into it.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Casa Azul Hotel
- Hotel Casa Azul Costa Rica/Santa Teresa