Suite 16 is magnificent with ocean views, gorgeous sunsets and countless birds. Don't miss taking the early morning bird watching tour. Our first time to officially look for birds and the guide was very professional. He could literally talk to the birds! Easy walk to a very nice beach but don't expect to find shells. And take money it is not free. The huge pool with restaurant is very relaxing and the food and service is good. The included breakfast is o.k. but don't be late as it not available very long.
Traveller from Branson,Mo.
Situated near the beach, this spa resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Arco Beach, Pinuela Beach, and Marino Ballena National …More
Individual cabinas, private, nice pool ,
Restaurant food is very good, staff helpful.
Only drawbacks are noise from motorcycles and truck Jacob brakes, and beach access is difficult. This latter point is not unusual for the area.
This family-friendly Ballena hotel is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Pinuela Beach, Arco Beach and Ventanas …More
"Nice hotel with excellent trails and great views"
We stayed there for two nights in an oceanview room.
Included breakfast was very good, also as we left one day very early they made us breakfast. Restaurant was ok, but as there are some really great restaurants within 10 minutes drive, you have options.
The trails that start from the lodge are just great, playa arco just turned out to be my favourite beach in Costa Rica. Also, the natural pool they have is a lot fun. Just some chairs around are missing.
I booked on Expedia with a discount, unfortunately for just one Person by some kind of mistake. On checkout (!) they wanted me to pay the difference, but would not include the expedia discount.
Unfortunately, the very nice receptionist was not able to decide anything, so he tried to call several people and it all got really confusing. Anyhow, in the end after like 30 minutes, everything got resolved to everybody's satisfaction. It is good advice to know what you booked and prepayed, so that there won't be any problems.
Would certainly recommend this lodge and will come again.
Situated near the beach, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arco Beach and Marino Ballena National Park. Pinuela Beach and …More
This hotel was located just a little out of town. The beach was a 5 min walk and most of the time we had it to ourselves. Staff greeted us as we approached and gave us a tour of our room. The room had a full kitchen, layout was open with Windows everywhere and A/C in the bedroom. My only complaint was that the hotel did not provide coffee in the room, although it did have a coffee maker. Great for longer stays
Traveller from Salt Lake City, UT
Situated near the beach, this apartment is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Pinuela Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Arco Beach and …More