Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Hotels

Blue Jay Lodge

  • From El Cruce, 800 m south toward Malpaís Map It
  • Santa Teresa


  • Natural setting
  • Good value
  • Nice respite from lowland heat and dust, since road in front is paved


  • Steep terrain
  • Most bungalows don't have air-conditioning

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Perched along a forested mountainside, these wooden cabins feel like tree houses; you'll hear howler monkeys and an array of birdsong from your bed. Steep steps lead to the rustic aeries built on stilts, with screens for walls on three sides, comfortable beds, and balconies hung with hammocks. Once you drag your luggage up the hill, you will be rewarded with great views from the upper cabins. Blankets buffer you against the sometimes cool, breezy nights. Blue Jay's three lower cabins are larger, but lack the arboreal charm of the rest. Four new, larger cabins come equipped with kitchens and air-conditioning. Breakfast is in the open-air restaurant, next to an attractive, blue-tile pool. Head to the nearby beach and surf break or climb the mountain trail behind the cabins to look for birds.

Hotel Information


From El Cruce, 800 m south toward Malpaís, Santa Teresa, 60111, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 14 cabins
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 06/18/2015

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