We switched to Casa Azul after our first night in Santa Teresa. We were not booked there originally, but after a bad first impression of our first hotel, we decided to make the move. We rented the white casita and it was fabulous. It was private, comfortable, clean and had great kitchen. It had a covered wrap around porch, which was great for chilling in the rain or in the shade. We also had an outdoor shower, A/C, ceiling fans and plenty of windows. We couldn't see the ocean, but we could hear it. Our view was of beautiful grounds, trees, wildlife, another casita (with ocean view) and felt very safe. The pool is a 30 second walk, was long enough to swim laps and had a great ocean view, right on the beach. The location of Casa Azul can't be beat, right on the Main Street, yet tucked away and on the beach. Steps away from sunsets & surfing. It's on Mal Pais side of town, which seemed a little more chill with great restaurants. The grocery, an amazing bakery, liquor store and good eats were all right there. The staff was very friendly and provided safety tips. We were warned of a nightclub next door, which can be very loud on the weekends, but we never experienced this. It was closed for the off season, luckily. We made instant friends with the other travelers at Casa Azul and never felt crowded. Perfect for our honeymoon. From our experience, the value can't be beat.
- 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