An absolute gem! We live in Santa Teresa, a town about 45 minutes from Cabuya and Hotel Celaje. Our plan was to surf in Cabuya, eat dinner, stay overnight, and surf again in the morning. I had seen Celaje from the road on other occasions, but this was the first time I had been inside the property.
Wow! Super cool A-frames with a gorgeous pool! Rustic, but clean, comfortable, groovy even. We stayed in #5 and our friends in #3. Both had nice hammocks out front, a nice swinging hammock-chair, a table, and two chairs. Sweet! The gardens were established and thriving due to the recent rains. I loved the little walking trails to the beach, the ready to be lit campfire, and the numerous hammocks.
So the story gets interesting (and this is where I give Celaje a big 5 stars) when we were surfing at sunset. My friend got a surfboard to the face - OUCH - and when we got back home, the owner of Celaje graciously let us patch her back up using their medical kit. We apologized for using her butterfly bandages, half her antiseptic, and medical tape. We were soooo thankful because there was no where we could have bought these supplies without having to make a trip to Montezuma. So thank you, thank you. Really means a lot.
Another reason to give Celaje a big 5 stars is that the owner knew we were surfing in the morning and allowed us to eat breakfast later than she usually serves it. We came in starving and we devoured her fresh fruit, granola, gallo pinto, eggs, banana pancakes, and coffee. After we got our belongings out our rooms for check-out, she encouraged us to hang out a little longer and chill by the pool. She told us they had been there for 1.5 years and were really making the effort to make people feel comfortable. So true, she was very down to earth and accommodating.
If I had to give one negative, it is that our toilet didn't flush with a wooooooosh, but neither does mine at home, so it really was no big deal.
Thank you, Celaje, for a wonderful getaway! I can't wait to come back and bring more friends.
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- Also Known As:
- Celaje Hotel Cabuya
- Hotel Celaje Costa Rica/Cabuya