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Hotel Casa Azul
Ranked #17 of 33 Santa Teresa B&B and Inns
Huntsvill, AL
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5 reviews
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“Great Place”
Reviewed September 3, 2007

A really nice place to stay in Mal Pais. It is as described, right on the beach. Richard and his staff made our stay easy and wonderful. Just know that the beach is great for surfing, but at least during our stay not good for general swimming. Hotel Casa Azul is right in the middle of Santa Teresa/Mal Pais but yet feels remote and private. If you're travelling to this area you can't go wrong.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 30, 2007

A good friend and myself decided to finally put together a 2 week trip driving throughout Costa Rica this August after we had threatened to do it for at least two years. Over a 2 week period staying at numerous places Richard's little gem was by far the nicest place we stayed. The proximity to the beach, the gorgeous pool, the design of the hotel, the colors and of course the hospitality. We loved everything about it. This hotel sits on a very large, peaceful, piece of land that may just give you the best nights sleep you have had in a long time. We are already talking about returning this winter.

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — The road to Mal Pais
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2007

We stayed at Casa Azul during our honeymoon in June. We rented the guest cottage as opposed to staying in one of the rooms in the main house. It was amazing! The house is 50 yards from the beach and has a great backyard and beautiful swimming pool. We spent our days reading in the hammock, surfing, and just relaxing. It is paradise in all senses of the word. The cottage was very comfortable, but as in all of Costa Rica, the bugs were a little annoying. The cottage has its own kitchen which was great for saving some money. We loved the Mal Pais area because it was out of the touristy hustle and bustle of places like Manuel Antonio. Be sure to eat at Mary's down the road. Yum!

  • Liked — Location! Being steps from the beach! Scenery.
  • Disliked — The roads are terrible.
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2006

...because it is simply heaven on earth. If you are looking for a super chill, inexpensive slice of the good life, then contact Richard Sommer at the Hotel Casa Azul in Mal Pais, Costa Rica. Located on the southern-most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Richard's place is parked smack dab in front of an incredible stretch of beach. I was able to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee on my porch while watching my husband surf his heart out on the incredible surf break in Richard's front yard. Our afternoons were spent lounging around the gorgeous pool or catching a nap in the hammock. Richard is an amazingly hospitable guy who we even dined with a few nights during our stay. We are planning a return trip as soon as feasibly possible and plan to extend our stay to at least two weeks this time. You won't regret making your way to this fabulous getaway. ---

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — the bumpy roads in mal pais
  • Tips/Secrets — get a massage from suzanne at the tropico latino
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Casa Azul
Address: Meters North Of Crossroads Of Mal Pais / Santa Teresa 100, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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Casa Azul Hotel
Hotel Casa Azul Costa Rica/Santa Teresa

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