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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Samsara, Ballena

3-star3 stars
Costa Ballena, Costanera Pacífico Sur, 100m Sur de la Ferretería El Colono, Ballena, Puntarenas, 60504, Costa Rica

3-star beach lodge with outdoor pool, near Uvita Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • This hotel is in a quiet area. There really aren't many amenities besides the pool, wifi,…Oct 22, 2019
  • Hosts, both human and canine, were totally charming. Restaurant was A+. Cuban cuisine the…Apr 21, 2019

Hotel Samsara, Ballena

from $57
  • Habitacion vista a la calle planta alta
  • Habitacion vista a la calle planta baja
  • Habitacion vista al jardin planta alta
  • Habitacion vista jardin planta baja

What’s around Hotel Samsara, Ballena


  • Uvita Beach - 6 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 13 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 43 min walk
  • Catarata uvita - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • Tortuga Beach - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Playa Colonia - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km
  • Arco Beach - 1.4 mi / 2.3 km
  • Playa Ballena - 2 mi / 3.2 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 67.1 miles/107.9 km
  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 30.3 miles/48.7 km

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 cabins


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, Spanish.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Year Built - 2001
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On Site

  • Playground on site


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

Hotel Samsara, Ballena’s small print

Also known as

  • CoopeAgri
  • Hotel Samsara Ballena
  • Samsara Ballena
  • Lodge Hotel Samsara Ballena
  • Ballena Hotel Samsara Lodge
  • Lodge Hotel Samsara
  • Hacienda CoopeAgri
  • Samsara
  • Hotel Samsara Lodge
  • Hotel Samsara Ballena
  • Hotel Samsara Lodge Ballena
  • Hotel Samsara Uvita
  • Hacienda CoopeAgri Lodge
  • Hacienda CoopeAgri Lodge Uvita
  • Hacienda CoopeAgri Uvita
  • Hotel Hacienda CoopeAgri Costa Rica/Uvita

Optional extras

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

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night

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 Hotel Samsara, Ballena

  • Is there a pool at Hotel Samsara?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Samsara?
    Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per night.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Samsara?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Samsara?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Samsara?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 34 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Good stay
Comfortable and good restaurant too
Maureen, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We enjoyed our stay here. The owner, Raul, was amazing. The restaurant on site was closed but he offered to make us food anyway. All the staff were nice and accommodating. He’s upgrading the rooms. Max the puppy was the sweetest thing. It’s anout a 10-15 walk through the jungle to an incredible beach. Great stay!
Carly, us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A great value
we happened upon the Hotel Samsara when we were in the Uvita area- it was spacious, comfortable and the owner/staff were very quick to respond and help out with questions.
Jennifer, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Great bird watching, great pool, close to the beach, great Cuban food!
Jennifer, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Good Choice
Incredible grounds with a jungle trail leading to the beach. Spacious, clean, rustic rooms with good air conditioning and hot water in the shower. Very nice, friendly and helpful staff.
Douglas, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Lovely stay here
Wonderful hosts, lovely breakfast and good location. (Uvita is pretty remote) The room was really nice and I had a great sleep, bathroom curtain was a bit dodgy/needed to be replaced. Over all a good value and reccomended place to stay.
Stephanie, gb2 night trip with friends

Hotel Samsara, Ballena

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