I stayed here for 5 nights. The location is fantastic, just steps from the beach, close to a grocery store, and about halfway along the long dirt road that is Santa Teresa. The rooms are nice and dark so you can actually sleep in (something rare in CR!) There are plenty of hammocks and places to sit and hang out. It was quiet though, and not very social. The restaurant had shut down when I was there, Unfortunately, their communal kitchen was terrible. It consisted of a two portable burners of which only one worked, a fridge and a sink. The pots and pans were in terrible condition, there wasn't enough cutlery for more than 3 people to eat at a time. A bit difficult for a traveler on a budget that relies on cooking for himself. The other thing I did not like was that in the entire time I was there, our room was not cleaned at all. Garbage bins were kept outside and were emptied, but with all the sand and dirt that accumulated in the room, I felt that 6 days was too long to go without giving it a sweep.The woman at the front desk could be a bit defensive sometimes, even when you were just asking her a simple question.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Zen Hotel
- Casa Zen Hotel Santa Teresa
- Casa Zen Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Zen, located only 100 meters from the beautiful beaches and surf spots of Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, is a guest house catering to couples of all ages (+ kids!), backpackers and dedicated surfers. You will feel at home with our amazing staff, on-site restaurant specializing in Thai food, internet and wi-fi access, yoga classes, and spa featuring massage, waxing, accupunture, and more. We invite you to visit -- for a day or a month -- and join the Casa Zen family! ... more less