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1 room, 2 adults

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena

3-star3 stars
7 km al Sur de Uvita, Costa Ballena, Ballena, Puntarenas, 60504, Costa Rica

3-star beach resort with free beach shuttle, near Marino Ballena National Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Pool
Great pool
Room
Great room
Cleanliness
Clean
Value
Value for money could be better

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena

from $151
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite Master
  • Family Suite

What’s around Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 21 min walk
  • Playa Ballena - 23 min walk
  • Arco Beach - 24 min walk
  • Pinuela Beach - 35 min walk
  • Uvita Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Playa Colonia - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Tortuga Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 69.5 miles/111.9 km
  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 28.2 miles/45.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 21 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle *

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Offsite

  • Area shuttle *

  • Free beach shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • One meeting room
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Pura Vida - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

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

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena

  • Is there a pool at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 55 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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.
Rodney, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic
Beautiful hotel in beautiful grounds with an amazing amount of bird life. Wish we had been there longer
Jocelin, us1 night romance trip

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena

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