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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Jay Lodge

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Blue Jay Lodge
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
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Walker, Minnesota
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5 reviews
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“relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2010

This place is so cool. Great value with super nice owners. So peaceful & beautiful here with very comfortable hillside cabins

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2010

This place is fabulous! We had a cabin way up high with a view of the ocean.. The cabin was huge with solid walls half way up and screening the rest of the way, so that you felt as if you were actually in the trees. There was a deck out front with two hammocks. The included breakfasts were great and the service excellent. On our second morning we heard and saw howler monkeys right outside our cabin. We highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2010

I reccomand this hotel. Our stay was beautiful, the place fantastic, the hotel is very cozy, the bungalow spacious and very clean. The breakfast very good, too!!
If you want to spend few days in Mal Pais, Blue Jay Lodge is the best place to stay!!
Caterina

Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Alaska, Fairbanks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2009

We had a marvelous stay in Costa Rica at the Blue Jay. They have wonderful rooms that are spacious and quiet.
The staff was fiendly and always there to help you with anything you needed
The location was great, just cross the street is the beach .
If you plan a vacation to Costa Rica to Malpais the blue Jay is the place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with friends
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san diego, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

We stayed at the Blue Jay Lodge for 3 nights last June. It was not a disappointment. It was absolutely magical. Howler monkeys can be heard at night or early in the morning. It rained each day and the sound of the rain in the trees and the smell of the leaves was amazing. Each morning, the owner cooked us a good breakfast of beans and rice or fruit with toast. She was so kind and hospitable. The downside is no air conditioning but you're given a fan. You need to lock up all your valuables in a safe when you're gone. Mal Pais is not for everyone. If you like luxury and fine dining, this is not the place for you. But if you love the beach and don't mind roughing it a little, it's a beautiful location. We would go again. We can stay in a hotel any time. But staying in a tree house in Costa Rica was something we'll always remember.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2007

no locks, construction zone, and wanted to charge us 100US/night.
it is also too far from MAl Pais/Santa Teresa intersection. All hotels there are "secluded" enough. Blue Jay was a very very long walk from where the bus drops you off.

Stayed March 2007
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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2006

We loved our stay at the Blue Jay Lodge. We looked into some hotels in the area at the last minute and found the price at the Blue Jay totally reasonable. I wouldn't describe it as luxury, but comfortable, clean and basic. Best of all we had three whole walls of screens giving us the feel of trees all around us! It was wild! We noticed five or six bats hanging out in the screen right above our door, a foot above our head. Later, while loading our surfboards on top of our car we discovered a long, thin, brown snake just hanging out on the roof of our car. If you think there is no wildlife around, think again.
I was happy that our neighbors were very considerate after realizing they were talking fairly loud and we could hear every word-another aspect of missing three walls. We stayed for one night and had a nice breakfast of scrambled eggs and beans the next morning. We thought it was a fun, unigue experience.

  • Stayed November 2004
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Additional Information about Blue Jay Lodge

Property: Blue Jay Lodge
Address: 800 sur Banco de costa rica Playa Carmen Mal Pais, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Jay Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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Also Known As:
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Blue Jay Lodge Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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