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“pleasantly surprised - beachfront rental”
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Daystar Bahia Azul
Ranked #11 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Reviewed May 10, 2014

we went to Costa Rica in April 2013, we rented a car (get GPS!!! - there are no road signs) - hotel had free parking (grounds have a security guard-24 hours, complex is gated). i know it's not a true hotel, as it's a vacation home rental. our unit had 2 full bedrooms (1 with a king bed, the other w/2 single beds), full kitchen (with dishes, glasses, forks/knives, pans, blender, etc.), living room, and laundry room (yes, you can come home with clean clothes!). there was even beach towels and a surfboard in our unit.

we lucked out and got a ground floor oceanfront unit. we could walk right out to the beach and pool. there's huge patio (balcony if you are on a higher floor), we ate breakfast (eggs from local grocery and plantains from roadside stand) every morning outside.

we typically like to stay in all-inclusives, but since we knew we'd be doing more adventurous things on this trip, this rental made the most sense (we booked with American Airlines miles). it seems like every unit has an ocean view, it's a small rental complex - everyone while we were there were very friendly. the location is great, you can walk to a few restaurants and driving down to Dominical (great surfing beach, even if you don't surf - great to watch). also you can drive to Manuel Antonio Park (they are closed Mondays, we learned the hard way - however we ended up spending the day on a nearby beach w/waiter service - can't complain!).

check-in - you have to stop at the rental agency in town before going to the property. we had a late flight out and it was easy to request a late check-out.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are just returning from our first trip to Jaco, Costa Rica. What an incredible place!!! Staying at Bahia Azul certainly help to add the R & R to our trip!

The facility was immaculate, staff was helpful as well as friendly, and we felt extremely safe the entire time we were there. We would for sure recommend this lodging to all our friends, family members, and it's truly a holiday for all ages. We were there just the two of us, but we'd bring our parents/inlaws or if we had kids it would be perfectly appropriate and family friendly.

When we return to Jaco, hopefully next spring, we won't think to stay anywhere other than Bahia Azul!

By far gts best pool and rooftop views on Jaco beach!!!

Cheers

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Lacey C
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed here for 8 nights over Easter week. Great location and pool. Condo was fine with good A/C, fridge and cable tv. Security guard tried to help as best he could with directions and was actually a lot of help. Only a couple of downfalls here; our unit 6C was right next to some chickens so got to hear the rooster every morning but luckily it was a pretty weak crow and parking was pretty tight as it was a holiday week. Did this as a package with Expedia and had no issues.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Craig S
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

This a great place to stay while in Jaco. It is an ideal location. Close to everything you need to be close to. A nice relaxing day at the well maintained pool or stroll along the beach just steps outside of your well appointed room. Surfing right out front or ask about any adventure you might be interested in and there will be plenty of detailed info from experienced staff here. Heidi and Bryan are fantastic at what they do and it shows here at Bahia Azul. Thanks again for everything Bryan and Heidi!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wow!! If your vacation plans are taking you to Jaco Costa Rica, look no further than DayStar's Bahia Azul condominiums. Only 30 units in ten bldgs, right on the 3 mi. beach. Fantastic views, sunsets and bird watching. The grounds are beautifully manicured with gorgeous pool and a management staff (Brian and Heidi) who will assure your every need is taken care, from suggesting the best tours, to making sure your stay is hassle free! Susan, my wife and I just returned from our fourth annual visit to this wonderful getaway and highly recommend it to travelers who want an amenity within walking distance of town and great restaurants, not to mention the best beach in Costa Rica. Bill PS Great for couples, friends and families!!

Room Tip: If possible choose a 3rd floor for the best views!!!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

As first time visitors to Costa Rica we felt we found the best of condos in Jaco. The property was immaculate, managed by Heidi and Bryan. Any request or need was immediately seen to. The swimming pool was outstanding and just a few steps to the ocean.
Getting around town was perfect from this location. A wealth and variety of restaurants. There wasn't anything we could complain about but a small suggestion that the furnishings in our suite could be replaced. The wear and tear was beginning to show but otherwise we thought it was an exceptional condo complex.

Ron & Carol, Toronto, Canada

Room Tip: Fitness centre and Room Service not applicable
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carol B
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

One of the best vacation we have had in a long time. Daystar Bahia Azul location was perfect.
This was our first time in Jaco, Costa Rica but we will return. Local people are so very nice and we walked a lot and felt very safe. We were there for two weeks and would have loved to stayed longer. However we did have a few minor problems with things not working in our condo A1, Ice maker was not working, No fan on patio, and the worst thing was dryer was broken. With these things broken it still was the best. Location of condo right on beach made everything perfect and staff couldn't been better. Thank you Bahia Azul

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Daystar Bahia Azul

Address: Calle Morales, Jaco 61101, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Jaco
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Jaco
Price Range: $209 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Daystar Bahia Azul 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate beachfront condo community in Jaco Beach with 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condos. Steps from the ocean and a quick walk to town, you'll enjoy unobstructed ocean views and a lively beach scene at your doorstep. All units feature fully equipped kitchens, in-unit laundry rooms, cable TV, telephones and WiFi Internet access. Services include concierge, staffed security and free local calls and long distance to USA and Canada. ... more   less 
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Daystar Bahia Azul Hotel Jaco
Daystar Bahia Azul Costa Rica/Jaco

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