My vacation to Costa Rica was planned at very last minute. I had 1 week off and wanted sun, beach & relaxation. I read an article about Santa Teresa being a laid back town and offering great surfing so once I had decided on the location the search for a hotel began. I was traveling with a friend and we looked online for hotels that would be on the beach and also have a restaurant & spa on premises. Only 1 place had availability for the first 3 nights of our stay and we decided to book it and search for another hotel once in town. Upon arrival we immediately took a walk on the (nearly) deserted & very beautiful beach and saw a blue house with a big well-kept lawn. As we approached the house we realized that it was a hotel and the owner Richard showed us the rooms. We were stunned to find this hidden gem right on the beach! The house was amazing with nice & clean rooms. Luckily he had availability for the second half of our trip! Although Casa Azul doesn't have a restaurant or spa it is still by far the best deal in town: great service, beach access, clean and quiet pool, restaurants right across the street and the nearby hotels have spas. The house has a kitchen so you can cook your own food if you like. We actually ended up staying at the little house which is like a bungalow so had our own patio, kitchen, safe locker etc. Very nice! You can also rent the entire main house if you are traveling as group or you can rent just 1 room. I highly recommend this place to anyone as it works as well for families or groups as for single travelers (as a woman I would feel comfortable staying here by myself as the place is safe and centrally located). Weather you like to relax by the pool, read in the hammock, go surfing or do anything else the town has to offer this is the ideal location and reliable service (always hot water & electricity, and Richard is a sweetheart!) which is not always given is this part of the world!
I hope you will enjoy your stay us much as we did! Pura Vida!
Please note that Casa Azul and most hotels in the area only take cash as payment and the easiest is to bring enough US dollars with you.
- 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