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Ballena

Ballena is not far from the impressive beaches of Central Pacific Coast.

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Ballena Vacation Packages

Ballena can be found approximately 55 miles away from Cartago and roughly 60 miles from San Jose.

Nothing beats the rolling waves and that salty sea air. Swing by Playa Cacao, 45 miles to the southeast. If you are not in a hurry, move on to Corcovado Beach, 40 miles to the south.

Spend a day relaxing amid the beauty of the region's natural attractions. Two close by locations are Chirripo National Park (25 miles away) and Marino Ballena National Park (3 miles away).

Don't miss visiting Pinuela Beach.

Venado Caves and Ranario are some wonderful sights in Ojochal, a destination 3 miles away. Ciudad Cortes Central Park and Up in the Cloud Forest are more sights. These are 11 miles away from Ballena, in Chontales.

Head 14 miles northwest from Ballena to arrive in Platanillo. There's plenty to do there, including Hacienda Baru, Costa Rica Dive and Surf and Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons and Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca are additional popular places if you've got time to burn.

This region provides vacationers with a number of leisurely outdoor activities, such as sunbathing and bird watching.

If you love sharing experiences with other globetrotters, this region boasts a collection of tours that might be up your alley. Among the better choices are guided nature walks and wildlife spotting tours.

Watersports are a much-loved diversion here. Don't miss this golden opportunity to go swimming or surfing because and you will have a blast.

Most often, an area's true spirit can be discovered simmering in its pots and pans.

Of the many different ingredients you'll come across during your eating expedition, pork and chicken are among the most utilized.

Pargo (red snapper) and casado are often ordered by both tourists and local foodies alike.

Scrumptious treats, such as tres leches (custard flan), are definitely worth trying.

Find yourself a bottle of Bavaria, one of this region's best beers.

Whatever the time of day, you can always order a non-alcoholic fresco de frutas (fruit shake),

Hoping to try a regional spirit? If so, have a taste of Ron Centenario.

The real soul of a place resides not only within its scenery, but also in the rhythms of its native tongue. Practicing a sampling of simple words, sayings and salutations in Spanish will make your stay all the more rewarding. ¿Cómo estás? is Spanish for how are you. Buenos días is also good to know. It means good morning.

Visiting during the 15th of September will get you a front-row seat for Independence Day.

Ready to say "Hasta la vista" to Ballena? Pick up some last-minute souvenirs with your last colones to make sure you never forget your terrific trip.

The most convenient airport, Tobias Bolanos International Airport, is approximately 65 miles to the northwest.

Accommodation in Ballena

Selecting a lovely hotel room or suite is a crucial element of any vacation experience. Expedia gives easy access to many of the best Ballena lodgings.

If you feel like splashing out on a little luxury, check out the rates and amenities at the Kura Design Villas, at Uvita, Osa Peninsula, and the Rancho Pacifico, at 1 Rancho Pacifico Road. Alternatively, if you're trying not to break the bank, you might want to consider staying at the Hotel Paso de Ballenas, at Uvita, or the Hotel Tucan - Hostel, at 100 Mtrs Este del Banco de Costa Rica.


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$142
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

7 km al Sur de Uvita, Ballena
4.7
of 5, from 36 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa resort is 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from Marino Ballena National Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca. Parque Reptilandia and Ciudad Cortes Central Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$75
Hotel Villas Gaia

Hotel Villas Gaia

35KM al Sur de Dominical, Ballena
4.1
of 5, from 74 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Ballena hotel is located by the ocean, 6 mi (9.6 km) from Marino Ballena National Park, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Ciudad Cortes Central Park. Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca and Parque Reptilandia are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Elan at Ballena Beach

Elan at Ballena Beach

Uvita, Osa, Dominical, Ballena
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Ballena, this beachfront apartment is in a national park, 5.9 mi (9.6 km) from Marino Ballena National Park, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ciudad Cortes Central Park and Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca and Parque Reptilandia are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Many's House - La Joya De Ballena

Many's House - La Joya De Ballena

Alto de Ballena la casa de Many, Ballena
4.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this villa is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from Marino Ballena National Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca. Parque Reptilandia and Ciudad Cortes Central Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).

$172
La Cusinga Lodge

La Cusinga Lodge

Km166 Costarena Sur, Ballena
4.8
of 5, from 6 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this lodge is 3.7 mi (6 km) from Marino Ballena National Park and 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca and Parque Reptilandia are also within 16 mi (25 km).

Mar y Selva Ecolodge

Mar y Selva Ecolodge

Altos de Ballena, carretera costanera, Uvita
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ballena, this lodge is 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Marino Ballena National Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca. Parque Reptilandia and Ciudad Cortes Central Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).

My Costa Rica Get A Way

My Costa Rica Get A Way

100 meters north restraint katocola, Playa ballena
4.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ballena, this property is 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Marino Ballena National Park and 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary. Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca and Parque Reptilandia are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands

Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands

400 meters south of kilometer marker, Uvita
5.0
of 5, from 25 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated on the waterfront, this vacation home is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Marino Ballena National Park and within 20 mi (32 km) of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca. Parque Reptilandia and Ciudad Cortes Central Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).

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