Casa Azul is right at the beach, within walking distance of all the amenities the little community has to offer. It’s a beautiful spot, a touch of paradise, with the constant sound of the roaring waves close at hand.
The website photos capture the facilities but can’t do justice to the ambience … the roar of the ocean, the shimmer of the sun-heated pool, the iguanas roaming the grounds, the bright yellow fly catchers chattering in the branches above, the little brown and white something or others that flutter down to search out crumbs on the deck; the heat, the sand, the surf.
Our host Richard, an American expat, is clearly proud of his small hotel. Part personal getaway, part business; it’s an idyllic spot. He works hard to provide guests with all the info they need to make the most of their stay.
We had both an ocean view room and the small casita which includes kitchen facilities. The accommodations were clean, comfortable and had beautiful views of the pool and ocean. No internet available, but all the local cafes and restaurants have wireless.
One of the few accommodations right on the beach, Casa Azul offers easy access to excellent surfing and a beautiful stretch of white sand beach. During dry season, the main road is dusty and we appreciated being closer to the beach than the road. Lots of restaurants, grocery stores and banks within a few minutes’ walk.
As other reviewers have noted, a night club just down the road plays loud music late into the night several times each week. This can be disruptive and is really the only negative about this location. For us, the view, the pool, the beach and the peaceful grounds more than made up for the noisy neighbour.
From our travel blog: “Cold beer to ward off the heat, or fruity rum thingys to enhance it; lots of sunblock, good sunglasses, a hammock and an unfinished book; a dip in the ocean followed by a dip in the pool and a comfy chair to sun dry. Another lovely day of more of the same tomorrow.”
- 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