Elan at Ballena Beach

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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool loungers

Overview of Elan at Ballena Beach

Elan at Ballena Beach

4.0 star property
Upmarket beach aparthotel with outdoor pool, near Marino Ballena National Park

9.6/10 Exceptional

12 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
The price is €403
Price available on 25/07/2022
Uvita, Osa penisula, Ballena, Puntarenas, 60504
Main amenities
  • 18 smoke-free apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Children's pool
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 4 min walk
  • Playa Ballena - 1 min drive
  • Ventanas Beach - 5 min drive
  • Uvita Beach - 4 min drive
  • Tortuga Beach - 9 min drive
  • Punta Uvita - 10 min drive
  • Playa Hermosa - 14 min drive
  • Playa Dominical - 25 min drive
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 27.6 miles/44.3 km
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 70.2 miles/112.9 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Elan at Ballena Beach

A great choice for a stay in Ballena, Elan at Ballena Beach features an airport shuttle. Guests can take a morning swim in at the outdoor pool, and the hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. A children's pool and a terrace are other highlights, and apartments offer conveniences such as kitchens and washers/dryers. Fellow travellers like the pool and nice bathrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Outdoor pool
  • Sunloungers
  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free secured, uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Children's pool


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster oven
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker


  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area


  • 42-inch LED TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • No pets or service animals


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (with limits)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • Near the airport
  • In the entertainment district
  • In the mountains
  • In a national park

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Surfing lessons nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector


  • 18 rooms
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 350.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Elan at Ballena Beach Ballena
Elan at Ballena Beach Aparthotel
Elan at Ballena Beach Aparthotel Ballena

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

This property has a wide and expansive beach. There is a cave or two at one end and along the coast the plant and animal life is amazing. There are three pools and a jacuzzi and they are immaculate. The property has a fully stocked kitchen and the two bedroom condo was spacious. The Manager was awesome and could research and book things to do. She was very attentive to our needs during our stay. We arrived and they had enough food stocked to have a meal or two. I’d stay there again for sure.
5-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Property was stunning, gorgeous pool area and walk through national park to the beach. Kitchen with everything you would need and 10 minute drive to restaurants and shops. We would definitely stay here again.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wish I could stay longer
Nice luxurious apartment, recommend for travellers with a group of 4 or more who wants to a place near the beach (3 mins walk and great sunset from the beach), very good quality utilities, and fully equipped (washing and drying machines, oven, etc)
Ng Tsz Ying Regina, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

High end national park oasis.
These are very new and high end units for the area. The biggest perk is the private access to a stretch of gorgeous beach that is technically national park land. Park passes come with the booking as a complimentary perk. Kitchen, laundry, and all the comforts of home. Gated community and super safe. Love it!
Samuel, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Can’t Wait to go back!
I absolutely loved Elan at Ballena Beach and have already recommended it to a few friends. There weren’t a lot of reviews online so I was worried before we arrived. I couldn’t believe how nice it was! We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo. There are 3 pools, a hot tub and short walk on a boardwalk to the beach. The beach has a lifeguard and they have a ton of beach things- boogie boards, Sup, kayaks for guests to use. Our 5 year old loved playing in the pool (which has a shower and gril) and the water was safe for him to play in at the beach in July. Our condo was spotless and was so comfortable. It is outside of Uvita and Dominical so I would recommend this for people looking to relax, not a party place. I can’t wait to go back!
Brenda, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great new facility, perfect beach location. Very comfortable. Will be back for a longer duration.
Steve, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Todo excelente
Playa Ballena
Expedia Relocation, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excelente lugar.
Un lugar excelente, pero no es hotel, es como un condominio, no hay restaurante en el complejo, pero en la zona hay muchos restaurantes , eso si el lugar está completamente equipado, no falta nada.
Carlos, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review