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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Star Rating
3 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.7 / 5Exceptional
76 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Uvita Beach
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ventanas Beach
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tortuga Beach
    12 min drive
  • Airport
    Palmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)
    35 min drive

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Book online or call:

1-800-238-0767
  • Junior Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
    More details
  • Family Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More details
  • Suite Master

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Queen Bed
    More details

About this area

Ballena

Located in Ballena, Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Uvita Beach and Tortuga Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Uvita Beach - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ventanas Beach - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Catarata uvita - 12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tortuga Beach - 12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Punta Uvita - 20 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pura Vida – Poolside restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hop on Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa's free shuttle to the beach or pamper yourself at the resort's full-service spa. All 21 rooms offer comforts like Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find furnished balconies, minibars, and room service.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is 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
  • Cristal Ballena & Spa Ballena
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Ballena
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort Ballena

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business center
  • Conference space (861 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Spa open daily
  • Treatment room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Phone
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Beach access
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Whale watching

Where to eat

  • Pura Vida – Poolside restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.
4.7

Exceptional

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Mediocre
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1 - Poor
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4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
4.8
Amenities
4.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property, excellent food, great location, attentive staff. Didn't like bugs in outdoor eating restaurant.

Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

We've been to Costa Rica several times over the past 2 years. This hotel is one of the best family-friendly hotels in the area. The family suite has a master bed, and a twin bed. It had a HUGE wrap around balcony that was safe enough for our almost 3 yr old. The breakfast every morning at the restaurant was perfect. The coffee is amazing. The views? SICK. Toucans every morning outside our window. Monkeys howling. The property is expansive. Infinity pool, it has its own hiking trail, a yoga studio, spa, etc. But, the VIEWS are truly amazing. The 3 sisters rock formation is right in the view. Anyways, I'm rambling. We were so happy with this hotel. It is right on the main highway. If you don't already know, ALWAYS RENT A CAR IN SAN JOSE. We always use Alamo. But, don't be afraid of driving in CR. The roads are safe. Getting to this hotel from San Jose is SUPER EASY. Rent a car. Get one with 4x4. Mandatory for CR in general. Enjoy!! This hotel is awesome. We were very happy.

Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stay here. You won’t regret it.

This is a beautiful hotel with spectacular grounds great staff and an amazing view. Stay here if in Uvita.

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Amazing hotel, incredible views, great management and staff. Hard to beat this hotel for the price anywhere in the mid Pacific. Lots of birds and amazing sunsets at the restaurant. Definitely memorable..oh and by the way..our 6th time here!!!

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

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