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Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo Costa Rica
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#2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Playa Avellanas
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Situated in a quiet town of Playa Avellanas, the Blue Zone Resort offers a perfect setting to relax, unwind, and connect with nature. The lodge is located in close proximity to some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful beaches known for great swimming and excellent surfing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Happy hour
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Conference facilities
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun deck
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Air conditioning
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Green
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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NickyB53510 wrote a review Apr 2022
Radnor, Pennsylvania8 contributions22 helpful votes
You know your in a good spot when you hear your teenager mumble to himself “this is a cool spot”. After arriving during a long day of travel, we were greeted by the delightful hotel manager Maria. She could not of been more accommodating by keeping the kitchen open after getting lost from the airport (that is another story). If you want to stay away from the tourists and have a more authentic experience, this is the spot for you. The villas are equipped with everything you need. Victoria was very sweet by catering to all of our gastrointestinal needs and Mauritizo went out of his way to make my daughter’s birthday a special event by decorating and ordering a cake. Don’t miss out on Lola’s for lunch and hit up playa Negra for beautiful beaches and restaurants. The only thing that I wish they had was a gym. We will definitely come back!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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MarWol2 wrote a review Jan 2022
New York City, New York63 contributions12 helpful votes
We had the whole resort to ourselves for a family wedding, and we had the BEST time!! The staff bent over backwards to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed. The name has been changed to Blue Zone Resort, but Blue Zone’s staff was in place when we came. The food was truly delicious — SO fresh, all organic and locally sourced. I wish I could get such good food in New York City, where I live!! The ocean is a 5-minute walk down the (not at all steep) path. The resort is remote — like being in paradise, but there are some restaurants a drive away, with inexpensive local taxis available. The rooms are simple but very clean and nice. The pool and fountains were perfect, and we spent as much time there as we did on the beach — with drinks delivered to us poolside. It was sheer heaven. Shout out especially to the phenomenal staff!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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expat-warrington wrote a review Aug 2021
warrington31 contributions32 helpful votes
We were there with some other friends for two nights. The location is great with an incredible beach 5 minutes walking distance. The hotel is good, nice rooms, clean, good pool. The personnel very friendly. The only point is that the restaurant is close with no Lunch or dinner and that from 6 pm there is nobody in case you need or want anything..not even a drink. Just a couple of restaurants nearby offer delivery.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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asmile2day wrote a review Jul 2021
Elizabeth, Colorado347 contributions105 helpful votes
A friend of ours stayed and Driftaway February 2021. He raved about the property. We booked a week stay in June 2021 with a meetup with our friend at the resort. Very, Very nice. People are so friendly. We needed peace and relaxation and that's what we received! Nice pool and away from the busyness! We would highly recommend this resort!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Tucker H wrote a review May 2021
6 contributions7 helpful votes
Nestled in quiet and quaint Playa Avellanas, Drift Away Eco Lodge is a wonderful place just minutes from several great beaches. My wife and I stayed for a total of 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our entire stay. The staff was extremely friendly and thoughtful. They helped us arrange a dive trip to the Catalina Islands, gave us great restaurant recommendations, and made sure we were taken care of during our stay. The complimentary breakfast was great, as was the free rentals of surfboards, bikes, etc. Highly recommend Drift Away for your next trip to Playa Avellanas!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Lisa and Paul , General Manager at Blue Zone Resort
Responded 18 May 2021
Thanks for such a wonderful review! It was a pleasure to have you stay at our eco-lodge. Yes it truly is a hidden gem! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Costa Rica and had a memorable scuba diving experience. We hope you return!
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JOHN B wrote a review Apr 2021
WASHINGTON, NJ11 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for 3 nights, had a very nice time. We were met by the manager/host, Lisa, who explained all of the nuances. Great staff who were all very friendly. The Lodge had Covid protocals in place, the rooms are spacious, super clean and quite comfortable. Breakfast was included with the stay and delicious. Drift Away is a minute to Playa Avellanas/Lola's, less than an hour to get to Playa Conchal and a quick stroll to Playa Lagartillo for the sunsets. We would definitely go back with friends!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Lisa and Paul , General Manager at Blue Zone Resort
Responded 27 Apr 2021
Thank you John for taking the time and leaving us a nice review! Yes, please return with some friends :) We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for visiting Costa Rica!
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Angel Castellanos wrote a review Mar 2021
Pasadena, California4 contributions
This hotel is designed for travelers by travelers. It is comfortable, clean and comes with all of the amenities one needs. The beds are super comfortable and the rooms have a clean aesthetic with natural elements. The rooms also have keyless entry. Water bottles are provided for each room and there are water filling stations. The pool cleaning is done without harsh chemicals. There is no single use plastics throughout the property. The staff is kind, courteous and willing to help you. I loved engaging with them. The beach is literally across the street and I could hear the ocean from my room. I loved my stay and can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Use the free bikes to go to Kontiki bar or Lola's.
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Response from Lisa and Paul , General Manager at Blue Zone Resort
Responded 11 Mar 2021
Thanks for staying with us and we appreciate you noticing our attention to sustainability and respect for nature. Yes, the sound of the ocean waves is soothing! Pura vida and visit us again!
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Ellen S wrote a review Feb 2021
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Today Google sent me my photos and notification that It’s been one year since we stayed at Drift Away Eco Loudge (February, 2020). What a restful time we had there. Thank god we had no idea about the madness of our nearest future. Quiet and peaceful place with modern clean facilities. Nice, open and very helpful Canadian managers. Beautiful Canadian couple - surprisingly creative young owners- Oksana and Max. They always work on one of their ideas. I admire people with new ideas willing to bring them to life. Gorgeous and always clean a swimming pool. Secluded beach which is just 3 minutes walking distance from the resort. No more than 10 minutes driving to a crowded surfing beach with a very good restaurant and bar. Famous French restaurant, who’s chef is former chef of Michelin restaurant in Paris., pizzeria where you can taste crunchy pizzas made from corn dough. Delicious. Try it. I sincerely hope that next year at this time I will be again at this lovely fairy place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Lisa and Paul , General Manager at Blue Zone Resort
Responded 1 Mar 2021
Thanks for this great review! Yes, what a year it has been. We are so glad you have such wonderful memories of your stay at Drift Away Eco-Lodge. Luckily we have survived the worst of the pandemic and are slowly welcoming guests from all over the world again! So please visit us again!
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Cinthya M wrote a review Sep 2020
Cartago, Costa Rica11 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great time here, even in the middle of a pandemic! Great rooms, nice pool, excelent breakfast and fantastic service. Really close to the beach and to nice restaurants. They take all the correct measures recomended for COVID prevention.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manager Drift Away Eco Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zone Resort
Responded 4 Oct 2020
Thank you Cinthya for this review. Yes, health and safety is important so we are happy you noticed. Thank you for visiting our eco-lodge and we hope you can return! Gracias and pura vida.
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Margaret wrote a review Jun 2020
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This is a tropical paradise! There is everything you need and more. Lisa and Paul are very helpful and accommodating, great hosts! The rooms are great and the beds are super comfortable. The breakfast was fresh and a good start to the day. They let the guests use the surf boards, boogie boards, and bikes which is a huge plus! We have stayed here twice now and plan on going back! The beach is a 5 minute walk and there are great restaurants close as well. Loved staying here and we’ll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Manager Drift Away Eco Lodge, General Manager at Blue Zone Resort
Responded 9 Aug 2020
Sorry for the slow response, Margaret - thanks so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and Alejandro and we hope you return. Good luck on the boat!
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PRICE RANGE
US$102 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindoPlaya Avellanas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Zone Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Zone Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Avellana (1.3 km), La Esquina De Avellanas (2.7 km), and Estero Tour (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Zone Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Zone Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Zone Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Zone Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Zone Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and La Purruja Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Zone Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Blue Zone Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Blue Zone Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Zone Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.