Located at a distance of 200 meters from a relaxing, tropical sun swept beach; Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is surrounded by bountiful natural experiences such as the best southwest coast beaches within Nicoya Peninsula, spirit inspiring sunsets, perfect surfing waters and the breathtakingly beautiful Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. This isn’t a typical fancy eco luxury resort but an interesting and authentic Costa Rican experience nevertheless. Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is basic, functional, minimal and clean, and most of its charm lies in this unpretentious simplicity. The huts are rustically endearing and are located bang in the middle of the rainforest, where visitors can be treated to a range of pleasant everyday nature based phenomenon such as the sound of howler monkeys, thrilling sightings of nocturnal wildlife creatures and a view of the lush surroundings from the tree house bungalow verandas. Along with comfortable cabins, Blue Jay is also known for its friendly owners (who are even known to take visitors for a walk near their home on a good day), hearty breakfast and personalized hospitality. This snug family style lodge is a refreshing change for tourists seeking a more genuine nature lodge experience without the usual characteristic frills. Providing unassuming, affordable luxury at its best; Blue Jay Lodge Malapis also offers the right amount of privacy, seclusion, tranquility and exclusivity for tourists seeking a more unruffled experience.
Activities and Amenities
Blue Jay features a nice mix of amenities for the guest’s comfort, convenience and relaxation. There is a nice, relaxing pool for patrons wanting to enjoy a lazy dip. The property also features a casual looking restaurant that serves authentic local breakfast in the backdrop of the pool and the ocean.
Nature/adventure buffs can experience a fine range of activities to themselves busy in the Malpais area. Some of the most popular tourist pursuits in the region include a trip to some of the most spectacular beaches in area (Playa Carmen, Santa Teresa, Manzanillo), a tour of the idyllic seaside village in Malpais (for some action packed surfing, scuba diving, horseback riding, deep sea fishing and snorkeling), a tour of the neighboring Cabo Blanco National Park and Nature Reserve, bird watching , lazy sunbathing, wildlife spotting, swimming and witnessing some of the most visually captivating Costa Rican sunsets.
Accommodation at the Blue Jay Lodge Malpais is available in the form of 10 spacious, rustically comfortable, well maintained and an intrinsically back to nature charm sporting tree house cabins. All bungalows are created out of wood, and are attractively encircled by indigenous trees along with a lush tropical garden. Each bungalow features a bedroom with 2-3 beds (doubles and singles) for a maximum of 2 to 4 persons along with a balcony (equipped with a couple of hammocks for allowing patrons to enjoy sweeping views of the lodge’s mesmerizing surroundings), a private bathroom (with hot water facilities), a ceiling fan and a huge safe box. The elevated structure of the bungalows allows guests to enjoy the surrounding views from a vantage point, while also letting them savor the essence of the jungle in a relaxed setting. The highlight of the stay at Blue Jay Lodge’s bungalows is relaxing on the hammocks in the balcony and ‘rubbing shoulders’ with the fascinating birds and iguanas that pass by throughout the day.
The rate for an ocean view bungalow on a double occupancy arrangement is $ 69 USD, $ 59 USD and $ 79 USD per night during medium season, low season and high season respectively. Similarly on a quadruple occupancy arrangement, the price for a bungalow is $ 100 USD, $ 88 USD and $ 115 USD per night respectively. Rates are inclusive of a full breakfast and children under the age of five enjoy a complementary stay.
Features: Ocean view, pool, guided tours, surfing, beaches, bird watching