Blue Zone Resort and Retreats

Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica


Relax, Unwind, & Drift Away

Situated in a quiet town of Playa Avellanas, Blue Zone Resort and Retreats is a tranquil oasis where you can unwind and connect with nature. The resort is located in close proximity to some of Guanacaste’s most beautiful beaches known for great swimming and excellent surfing.

Accommodation options include 8 rooms and 4 private villas, suitable for couples, families, and friends traveling together. Rooms, villas, and common areas are cleaned to the highest standards. Your health is our number one priority.

We celebrate diversity in all its forms and discrimination of any sort is not tolerated. Blue Zone Resort and Retreats is a safe place for all.


Blue Zone Resort and Retreats offers 12 boutique-style rooms and 4 villas outfitted with luxurious beds and locally made wooden furniture. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and hot showers and are accented with touches of handmade driftwood decor. Rooms are cleaned daily to the highest standards.

Book direct and enjoy a relaxing stay with us!


Frequently Asked Questions

The closest airport to the resort is Liberia (airport code LIR) and is 1.5 hours away. A number of airlines offer direct routes to Liberia airport from key travel hubs in USA, Canada, and Central America.

We are located in a beautiful beach neighborhood surrounded by some of Costa Rica’s best swimming and surfing beaches. The closest beach to the property, Playa Lagartillo, is only 200m away and offers a perfect setting for swimming. Playa Avellanas, a great swimming and surfing beach, is just 1.3km away and Playa Negra, an excellent surfing beach, is 2.5km away.

Your health and wellness is our number one priority. Medical care in Costa Rica is modern and affordable. There are public and private hospitals nearby that can treat illness and injury, including COVID-19. Our staff can help anyone who is ill access Costa Rica’s excellent health care facilities. Travel health insurance is now mandatory for tourists entering Costa Rica.

Our property is located 40 mins. away from Tamarindo, the biggest tourist hub in Guanacaste province so there is no shortage of activities and tours available in the area. But you don’t have to travel far for entertainment! Surfing, SUP, horseback riding, zip-lining, mountain biking, kayaking, and other adventure activities can be enjoyed in our area. Health and wellness activities include daily yoga classes, massage, facials, and spa-days.

A la carte breakfast is included in all room rates. Breakfast choices range from local specialties to more traditional Western options.

There are over 10 restaurants within a few kilometers from the lodge with excellent options for lunch and dinner suitable for all budgets and all taste buds. Our staff can help you make reservations, or arrange pickup or delivery to the lodge. Click here to read more.

We have a partnership with Hertz Costa Rica and offer our guests 20% off their car rentals. To get a rate, go to www.hertzrentacarcostarica.com and click on “I HAVE A DISCOUNT / PROMO CODE”. We recommend booking a Class O, Class H, or Class M as some roads are loose gravel and bumpy. Use the discount code driftaway-hertz. The rate will include basic insurance and taxes.


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