We spent Thanksgiving Break here ready for a relaxing vacation. My wife and I are graduate students so needed to stay somewhere within in our budget and Blue Jay Lodge met our budget but didn't feel like a budget hotel. The view from our porch was amazing, especially the sun set.
It's true that you are sharing the jungle with its wildlife, as even with the screen, some bugs and such will get in. We left a peach out the first night and something crept under the porch door to snack on it. From then we left all such food in a cooler we borrowed from the front desk or in the large safe.
Breakfast was simple, but delicious with enough choices and variety to keep us satisfied. The lodge is a walk from most bars and restaurants. Some nights we negotiated a taxi ride home from a bar, but a renting a bike or ATV is another possibility. The owner can help arrange rentals and excursions though it easy enough to do that in town as well.
If I would return, I would take a pair of slippers or sandles to wear in the bungalow as our floor had some kind of red powder/dust that coated socks and bare feet.
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Jay Hotel Mal Pais
- Blue Jay Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais