Blue Star Review

The Blue Star is a cheap holiday complex located on the hillside at the top of Puerto Rico and it has nice views of the sea and beaches below the complex.

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There is a large swimming pool with a bar for snacks and drinks throughout the day. The rooms are adequate – slightly small but clean and furnished to a basic standard.

What’s Nearby?

This complex is at the top of the hill in resort; however, the bus stop is just outside making it ideal for exploring. There are two beaches, both within easy walking distance, and a golf course very close to the resort.

There is a commercial centre within a 10 minute walk, which has many places to eat and drink as well as great entertainment.

Good Points

The Blue Star is very affordable and is the ideal place to stay if you simply want somewhere to sleep every night. The people that work there are friendly, polite and very helpful and try to help with all enquiries.

The views are stunning, and the balconies provide the ideal place to sit and watch the sun set. There is a small shop in the complex for essential items, and the pool bar is cheap for snacks.

Photo by Ben Sutherland

Bad Points

The lifts are a nightmare and never stop at the floor they should, which makes travelling up and down take even longer.

There are TV’s in the room, but you will need to pay one euro an hour to watch them, and to have a sun lounger on your own terrace is another expense.

If you’re staying all-inclusive you might get bored with the very limited buffet, especially if you don’t want hot dogs or burgers and chips for lunch every day. At least that’s what was on offer a couple of days when I visited 2 friends of mine staying there.

Overall

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Blue Star Puerto Rico is basic but if you’re on a tight budget there are worse places you could pick. The complex is dated in places, and could do with modernising, but you do get what you pay for.

3.5 / 5 stars     

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