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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

3-star3 stars
7 km al Sur de UvitaCosta Ballena, BallenaPuntarenasCosta Rica

Romantic resort in Ballena with spa, outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Exceptional9.4
Pool
Great pool
Location
Great location
Room
Great room
Service
Fantastic service
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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

from €191
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite Master
  • Family Suite

What’s around Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Landmarks

  • Arco Beach - 27 min walk
  • Pinuela Beach - 35 min walk
  • Uvita Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Tortuga Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Catarata uvita - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • Punta Uvita - 6.1 mi / 9.7 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 69.5 miles/111.9 km
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

  • Free beach shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the resort

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • One meeting room
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Spa Cristal has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Pura Vida - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Cristal Ballena
  • Hotel Resort Cristal Ballena
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel
  • Cristal Boutique Hotel
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique
  • Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Uvita
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel Spa
  • Hotel Resort Spa Cristal Ballena

Policies

Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: CRC 30000

Optional extras

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 46 reviews

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Exceptional10.0
Great location, superb service
The hotel is perched in the mountain with great views of the Whale Coast. The service was excellent, the staff was very friendly. This is a great location to go whale watching in season and explore other national parks, like Corcovado and otjher.
Zaida, us3 night trip
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Exceptional10.0
Forest and sea
Excellent spot for wildlife, forest, and swimming. Great food too.
Michael, us1 night family trip
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Exceptional10.0
Highly recommend
We loved Cristal Ballena. Stunningly beautiful grounds, view and amazing accessibility to hiking, beach. The staff was wonderfully friendly, kind and accommodating.
larry, us3 night family trip
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Exceptional10.0
Our room went beyond expectation. Views, lovely. Pool great. Food pretty good. Reasonable pricing. Service great.
Kate, us4 night romance trip
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Exceptional10.0
Gorgeous mountain setting overlooking ocean
Nestled in the hills, this charming and romantic hotel lives up to its romantic resort ambitions. Walking around the lovely paths between rooms and other buildings, you gaze on manicured gardens, lush mountaintops, and a gorgeous stretch of ocean. Being up in the hills, this hotel does not provide immediate access to the beach. It is a 7km drive down to the beach park which frankly is not particularly beautiful by Costa Rica standards, but which does provide superb surfing in amazing water. And if you've never surfed before, the instruction company the hotel will set you up with is top-notch: dedicated to making sure that even a rank novice will have a great experience riding the waves. There are plenty of other great activities in this area, but frankly we were happy to spend a lot of time just languishing in this stunning setting. If you are looking for a great place to unwind and enjoy, this hotel and its charming staff will not let you down.
Ed, us3 night romance trip

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