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“just extended for another day” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Dream Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
britany-france
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just extended for another day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

when calling to reserve i got informations which turned out to be correct.
my room is nice, clean and comfortable; from my porch i have a nice view of the bay.
the staff (owner, manager, gardener, restaurant and cleaning personals) are friendly.
the nearest beach (by foot 4 and a half minutes away) sure is not a white-fine-sand-beach but laying on a beach towel is very possible and yes the water is wet and salty. hiking along the coast at low tide is nice + lots of shells to collect.
though i do not kite-surf i went along to the beach where that activity is done, wow what a show.
the restaurant offers quite a few choices, prepares the food with (i know what i'm talking about) quality products and good taste.
been here already 3 nights, just extended for another day, so yes it is a nice hotel

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

We spent in Blue Dream Hotel 4 nights and the only reason to go there was to take few lessons of kitesurfing. There is really nothing else to do.
The hotel is far from the town and the taxi is not so cheap to go there. On the other hand, we were pleasantly surprised how beautiful and green landscape is all around (especially during the sunset).
The standard room was simple, very small but clean. Since the rooms are next to each other, you don´t have too much privacy.
The restaurant more or less works, the meals are tasty, but sometimes it opens later in the afternoon and there is no other choice nearby.
To go to the kite beach, ask the staff to take you to their car, otherwise it´s long, dusty and hot walk. Don´t forget to take some water and some snack with you, there is no possibility to buy anything at the beach.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Z29
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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

This was the second time going there and it really is one of my favorite places in the world to kiteboard and. Nicola and the crew will take great care and give you good advice on spots to see near by, if you can take a day off fro kiting. The place is set in the jungle as are most in this country so if you are afraid to see an ant or bee you may just as well skip Costa Rica. For those who do love the outdoors and adventure travel, this place is a small paradise. We found beautiful beaches within a short walk with almost no one in sight and for the people we did run across, the spirit of Costa Rica was evident( Pura Vida) The locals speak spanish and not much else, but if you attempt to communicate you will find some of the happiest, friendliest and most humble people you wil find anywhere.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kiter37
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Penticton, Canada
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

I booked online at the insistence of staff who told me there may not be a room left if I didn't. When we arrived, we were shocked at how the property is nothing like the photos. '250mts from Playa Papaturro' is as the crow flies... to actually get to the beach you have to drive down a dusty road, through a cow field with gates you have to open and close and chase cows out of the road. A good kilometer by road. The hotel is above the dusty road (read - dust blows up toward the rooms), and is on such a steep incline that you cannot drive up to your room. There is room for about 4 vehicles to park by the office (where do others park I wonder?), then you have to hump your bags up the hill. Needless to say, we decided not to stay. But wait... we had only paid $44 online to book the room. They wanted another $6 to cancel, saying this was a late check out fee! There is no policy for cancellation but they refused to return my money. To make matters worse, I found out later that to book in person is $30/night not $44! The person who told me this booked at the office in person, went to the beach for a while before checking in, came back and found his room had been given to someone else! In summary, ABSOLUTELY ABYSMAL CUSTOMER SERVICE.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L C
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

If you don't kitesurf, forget it. There is nothing to do there. And the place has a clubby Italian feel to it that excludes others. Service is unfriendly, rooms have ants, balconies have wasps. You are far from any town or other business of any kind. The only thing is the wind...............

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

I stayed at the Blue Dream Resort for a week. It was a very pleasurable experience. I loved the kitesurfing spirit and atmosphere as well as the professional approach of all the instructors and staff. I have learned valuable skills that helped me to do my first rides. The constant side-on wind with a curved long beach provide an easy water start and makes you feel safe in terms of returning and landing your kite.

At the Blue Dream Resort you are well looked after by the staff. Especially the Italian style restaurant that combined with the local Costa Rican cuisine offers you delicious meals. Nicola, Tim, Miguel and Ameriga made my kitesurfing holiday unforgettable and if I ever have a chance I will definitely go back to Blue Resort.


I can truly recommend Blue Dream to anyone, whether you are a beginner or a pro rider.

Enjoy riding with the best!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Maharajah69
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I knew an instructor here from before so I didn't read any reviews before going here. I'm a beginner kitesurfer so I needed lessons and rental stuff. Lessons were great, both instructors when I was here were really good. Since there are not many instructors available you may have to do lessons with other people at the same level if you don't reserve a lot in advance. For me that was no problem. When I was here, they'd been having bad luck with broken Kites, so for renting material there was not enough kites. Everybody could get a kite but perhaps not the wanted size.

The change of tide makes the spot a bit complicated for beginners at certain days since in the low tide there are a lot of rocks and stingrays. I got stung three times by stingrays, I think it's some kind of record though, most smart people stay on the beach during low tide after the first bite :-)

The small truck with the kite gears leaves around 9:30 each day, no matter if there are perfect conditions each day, so if you want to go earlier you have to have your own gear and walk/take your rental car.

The great thing with the hotel is the nice staff and other customers. There is a great ambiance worth staying here for and the wind conditions are of course really good. I recommend staying here at least 7 days so that it won't be too stressful.

Happy Kiting

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Max E
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Property: Blue Dream Hotel
Address: Mt. West From Plata Papaturro Entrance 60 | Bahia Salinas, La Cruz 51001, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > La Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The undiscovered refuge of peace and quiet, with the touch of Italian heart and style. Experience the last unknown beauty of Costa Rica in privacy, comfort, security and a lot of fun. Combine relaxation and adrenaline sports as kitesurfing with personalized service and healthy food surrounded by the nature. ... more   less 
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