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What's Ballena like?

Ballena is a relaxing city where you can spend time enjoying the wildlife. Enjoy fun activities like whale watching and swimming. Collect beach glass at top spots like Tortuga Beach and Uvita Beach. While you're here, make time to enjoy other sights such as Marino Ballena National Park.

Where are the best places to stay in Ballena?

We have 264 Ballena accommodations with prices starting at USD 24. Choose one of our 193 deals and get discounts of up to 41%.

Below are the number of accommodations by star rating in Ballena and the surrounding area:

  • • 4 5-star accommodations from USD 299 per night
  • • 16 4-star accommodations from USD 62 per night
  • • 57 3-star accommodations from USD 40 per night
  • • 4 2-star accommodations from USD 45 per night

Here are our travelers' top 5 places to stay in Ballena:

Kura Boutique Hotel

4-star beach resort with spa, near Uvita Beach
  • • Free breakfast • Free valet parking • Free WiFi • Free area shuttle • Restaurant

Manoas Luxury Camping and Villa Rentals

Mountain hotel within easy reach of Catarata uvita
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Outdoor pool • Walkable location

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

3-star beach resort with spa, near Marino Ballena National Park
  • • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Central location

Oxygen Jungle Villas

Mountain resort with outdoor pool, pool bar
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Spa • Central location

Hotel Tucan - Hostel

Convenient to Uvita Beach
  • • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Bar • Attentive staff

How to Get to Ballena

What is the closest airport to Ballena?

  • • Drake Bay (DRK), 27.5 mi (44.2 km) from central Ballena

Things to See and Do in Ballena

What is there to see in Ballena?

  • • Marino Ballena National Park
  • • Tortuga Beach
  • • Uvita Beach
  • • Ventanas Beach
  • • Punta Uvita

Other Popular Ballena Attractions

  • • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
  • • Playa Ballena
  • • Pinuela Beach
  • • Arco Beach
  • • Catarata uvita

When is the best time to visit Ballena?

  • • Hottest months: April, May, March, June (average 83°F)
  • • Coldest months: January, February, December, November (average 62°F)
  • • Rainiest months: October, September, June, and August (average 11.69 inches of rainfall)