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“Good considering it's in the middle of nowhere”
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Blue Dream Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in La Cruz
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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“Good considering it's in the middle of nowhere”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I got lost and ended up there (didn't go kitesurfing). Marco was very nice, and he actually arranged a fishing trip for my dad and I. The food there actually isn't overpriced even though it's the only place to eat around. Also, the atmosphere isn't too bad, and I enjoyed using the wifi while hanging out outside the restaurant.

About parking:
There is limited parking, but it's not like you can do anything about it. People who have SUVs park up the steepest hill I've ever seen driven up, while older sedans should try to park in the limited parking below. Also, the dirt road to get there is annoying, but it's a result of the location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Before booking our trip I look over some of the reviews. I had a sense that this place is a bit out of the bitten path which for us was a positive, however not sure what to expect. Got there later in the night. The drive there on some rough gravel road, made us think twice if this was the right decision. As soon as we get there we were greeted by an extremely friendly office girl, room was nice and very clean. No bugs no mosquitoes. We got a bit more relaxed. However the real surprise was next day in the morning with view of the ocean. The kite spot is beautiful. Staff and instructors are extremely friendly and easy going. We were planing to travel around but this place keep us glued for the entire vacation.
I was impressed with the people this place seems to gather. They are not just tourists, many are travelers. Coming from all over the world, beautiful people with the passion for kitesurfing. The nights tend to turn into friendly gatherings where people get together and share stories or watch movies.
Wind was plenty every day. Same direction. For me it helped a lot to get comfortable with deep water since no mater what problem, you and the equipment will be blown to shore.
Excellent spot.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

I spent four nights in March 2014 with my girlfriend in Blue Dream Hotel. The bay of Salinas is very beautiful and you get a nice view on it from the condos. The atmosphere at the hotel was super friendly and relaxing. It is ideally situated from an excellent kite surf spot. I could kite surf everyday with a 10m. There are also plenty of things to do around if you have a car.
I would definitely recommend this place.
Arnaud from France

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The experience at Blue Dream was wonderful! Best vibe, amazing people, clean, delicious food! Loved it! 100% recommended for kitesurfers! Re buena onda!
I had tried taking classes in other places too, and this is definitely the best experience I have had! Instructors super patient and chill!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ljubljana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2014

It is real kitesurfing paradise. Great people, beautiful place and nonstop wind. Beatutiful beach and great Italian cuisine. I recommend it 100% and will come back eventually!!
If you are kitesurfer, this is the right place to be!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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britany-france
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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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
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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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