In March this year me and my girlfriend spent two visits at Hotel Casa Azul in Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. When first arriving to Santa Teresa we went to another hotel which turned out to be very bad why we almost thought about leaving the town. When arriving to Casa Azul though, we realized that the problem was not the town, but the hotel we stayed at the first night.
Casa Azul however seemed to be a really nice place (why we also decided to come back after leaving Costa Rica for Nicaragua). The owner Richard is a really nice American who have owned and built the hotel more than ten years ago. You really feel that the hotel is his own place and not only a place where he is working. He looks after it like it would be his home...which it actually is. This also means that the place is very clean. The atmosphere is wonderful with a large area just in front of the beach where you can relax in the pool or in a hammock just watching the waves hit the beach.
We stayed in the smallest room which is also the cheapest alternative. For two people it is just enough if you want to live on a decent budget. You have your own bathroom and you have a small kitchen with a refridgerator and the possibility to make your coffee. Unfortunately you have no possibility of making your own food though.
Casa Azul is a wonderful place that I really recommend. There is though one thing that you as a client must be aware of when deciding staying at Casa Azul. There is a nightclub just next door which opened less than two years ago. The owners have a lack of moral which makes them play louder music than what is allowed by Costa Rican law. This is a problem if you are sensitive to loud sounds. Otherwise, I believe Casa Azul is the best place to spend some nights in Santa Teresa - A village I really recommend for those who haven´t been there…or have.
- 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