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Reviewed 5 March 2016

Marco has a great team that keeps the Celaje going in tip top shape. Elvira, Patricia keep the kitchen, front desk, bar and dining room running smoothly and very organized. The breakfast is served via a buffet and are visited by the visiting Magpie Jays.
The cleaning staff, Martha and Carolina keep the very charming cabins clean with crisp cotton sheeting that are air dried via ocean breezes.

At night the bar and restaurant is manned by the charming Christian who will try to make all your wishes come true.

The pool and grounds are taken care of by Luis who keeps the pool sparkling clean.
It is so nice to meet the other guests coming to Cabuya to who are there off the beaten track to enjoy the Cabo Blanco Park and the wildlife that graces the property.

The beach is a rocky beach which does not allow the avid beach goer
but does allow for a quiet environment and awesome views of the Cabuya Island and all the sea birds that fly about. The moon rises and sunrises are awesome there and don't forget to go to the beach on moonless nights to take advantage of the best star gazing in the world, no light pollution there.

Two years ago I went there for a month and was taken care of an awesome Swiss movement expert Barbara Vogel. She gives aqua fit classes in the pool two mornings a week. Barbara aided me a great deal when I went down to recover with a total hip replacement. She worked with me privately and made an incredible program for me in the pool to help me regain my mobility.

All in all the time we spent there was very enjoyable and recommend this very laid back and charming environment.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kemptvillegal
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Where to begin? In all we spent nearly 3 weeks travelling around Costa Rica (our first trip) and were blown away by the rich diversity we found across 7 different locations, but, our 5 days in Hotel Celaje was by far our favourite spot for several different reasons (we extended our stay - but not nearly by enough). Just a few km outside of the small but busy town of Montezuma we arrived in Cabuya to the sound of howler monkeys, jungle insects and crashing waves. On arrival the staff were very welcoming and allowed us to use the facilities before our bungalow was even ready. The site is a peaceful haven and picture postcard of most travellers vision of 'paradise'. The comfortable bar area is full of great pirate and natural antique décor. WiFi is available around the bar and pool areas - its not in the bungalows but who cares - you should be forgetting about the outside world! The gardens and paths are brilliant landscape design merging seamlessly into the surrounding jungle, bungalows, pool area and coastline. The bungalows allowed for privacy and were exceptionally well made and comfortable. We even had a fridge to allow us to cool our water and a few tins of beer (something which we didn't see in any other accommodation). Evenings were spent relaxing in the hammocks by our bungalow or facing out to the sea. The guests were even spoilt with a movie night with a makeshift mini outdoor cinema. The food was great and tidy pool area perfect for a dip to cool off or relax with a book. There were loads of interesting walks in the area and staff were happy to advise. The coast is mostly rocky with small beaches nearby but this mosaic allows for rock-pooling, exploring and other surfable beaches just minutes away in the car. Its also close to yet far enough away to see the larger hustle bustle of Malpias and Santa Teresa which were much more crowded but with bigger beaches. Celaje is definitely a place to be if you want to switch off from the grid and unwind. Everything is very well priced and the hospitality and customer service made our short stay all the more memorable. Marco and his team deliver the goods and Cadush the little dog will keep you exercised with his rubber ducks! Really hope to return some day, for longer and do a spot of fishing. Celaje cranked Costa Rica up to 11! ;-) - Lloyd and Geraldine - UK & France

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank 770yd1n5pac3
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

Marco the Dutch owner is very nice. And he has created a lovely spot, very nicely appointed with antiques. Great welcoming pool, great meals. The rooms were very jungley with mosquito nets - nice - A frames. Cuyaca is a secluded spot a few miles from busy little Montezuma and we liked it so much more. We walked out to Cemetery Island when the tide was low - very interesting. And ate down the road also at a little unsigned place run by an 84 year old lady who cooked us the best (very cheap) meal we had anywhere in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris7g
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Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely colorful establishment located in a nice spot a few miles down from Montezuma (they provide taxi service into town and waterfall excursions).

We were there for a movie night and it was actually a fun time. Grounds are peaceful and beautiful. Staff is friendly and owner was a great guy. Also, we loved the pirate themed dining room. Good food!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Hotel Celaje is a wonderful place with great friendly staff. We stumbled upon Celaje and found it a relief after visiting busy Montazuma. With its chilled laid back staff which matches the beautiful grounds we had a wonderful peaceful 3 days.

We found the cabins very clean, comfortable, but basic and we enjoyed many evenings playing our guitar and banjo whilst enjoying the warm tropical nights. The only thing I would suggest would be to upgrade the pillows. But then again we seem to have run into this in many places we have stayed in Costa Rica.

We highly recommend this place for a chilled couple of days. The sound of the waves and the view of the beach is perfect along with Marco and his wonderful staff! He has created a paradise. Breakfast every morning was a great way to start the day.

If your are looking for a 5 star snooty resort this is not for you. We highly recommend it to less demanding people.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank Dmc1957
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