Upon arriving in Jaco, we realized that we should have made reservations. Most other hotels were full, but we were recommended to the Blue Palm by the proprietor of another hotel. This seemed like it could be a bad idea, but not having another choice, we headed to the Blue Palm...
It turned out to be one of the best places we stayed during our 2-3 weeks in Costa Rica. The rates were comically low for what we got: free WiFi, cable TV, a refrigerator, air conditioning, hot showers, a pool, a safe, a security guard, close proximity to food and the beach, as well as close proximity to bus stops up and down the coast. Based just on these facts alone, the Blue Palm was *well worth* every penny.
But when it came time to leave, we ran into a problem with getting transportation to the airport at the time when we needed it. Melissa at the front desk bent over backwards to help us with everything we needed, well beyond the call of duty (and more helpful than any employee at an American hotel has ever been to me).
Jaco (and Costa Rica) should be proud of the Blue Palm - I would heartily recommend this hotel, especially until they realize they're undercharging and raise their rates :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Palms Hotel offers comfortable lodging at a reasonable price. New and fully equipped rooms. Clean, safe and friendly. All of our rooms are equipped with cable TV, a/c, private bathroom with hot water, comfortable beds, telephone, mini fridge and safe box. The hotel has a private pool on the back, security guard, parking, Wi-Fi for free, laundry service, tour desk at the reception. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Palm Hotel Costa Rica/Jaco