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Hotel Tucan

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Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Family Room | Blackout curtains, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel Tucan

Hotel Tucan

2.0 star property
Ballena hostel with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

29 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
100 Mtrs Este del Banco de Costa Rica, Ballena, Puntarenas, 60504

Room options

About this area


  • La Casona Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Maracuyá - 3 min walk
  • El Toro Loco - 3 min walk
  • Sibu - 3 min walk
  • Bar Restaurant Los Laureles - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Tucan

Situated by the ocean, Hotel Tucan is a great choice for a stay in Ballena. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Tucan Bar & Resto, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, 1 per room)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared fridge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's games
  • Children's books

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Tucan Bar & Resto – This restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Tucan Hostel Uvita
Tucan Uvita
Hotel Tucan Hostel
Hotel Tucan Ballena
Hotel Tucan Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Hotel Tucan Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Ballena

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Tucan offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Tucan does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Tucan?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Tucan?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Tucan?
Yes, dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Tucan?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Tucan?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Tucan and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hostel's other amenities, which include an arcade and a picnic area. Hotel Tucan also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Tucan?
Yes, Tucan Bar & Resto offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Mosaic (6-min walk), The Dome Drive Thru (10-min walk) and Marino Ballena Bar and Restaurant (13-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Tucan like?
Hotel Tucan is located a short 16-minute walk from Catarata uvita.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The young woman at the front desk from Argentina was very very helpful . Spoke good English and was amazing
Ellen, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very outgoing. The staff treated us nicely and patiently. Excellent location!
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Incredible staff running the hotel! Only down side is many dogs at the hotel that also poo wherever they like so if you don’t like dogs it wouldn’t be nice. Overall incredible place though and we really enjoyed it!
6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had such a warm welcome at this hostel. It's a laid back place, where you can have some space and chill-out time, but also you can get some great tips from others also staying. We ate in one night and had a really great meal. The owners had just come back after a couple of years away and were beginning to make changes/update rooms. There is a great bakery opposite (try the cinnamon rolls) and the supermarket is a couple of minutes away. The kitchen facilities are ample and lots of fridge space. There are also lots of great restaurants nearby.
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing service, location and food
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cute and quaint. A bit primitive but well run. The staff was amazing and accommodating.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
Nice place, nice room, friendly staff, great cocktails, usefully kitchen. The Tucan hotel is the kind of place you feel well, that you don't want to leave. We can't tell all what we like about this place, well organised, shadowed parking... near to facilities and still a quiet place to sleep.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place.
Thank to Alex, Maria and Miguel. As a team and individuel you made our stay a Fun Mémorial Vacation. My sons AJ and Karl love this place. Very convenient and affordable. Like very much the fact we can cook our meal in the commun kitchen. Plenty Space to relax and meet other travelers.
SB, 9-night trip
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6/10 Good

Stayed in a double room with private bathroom but was disappointed to be in a stuffy room with no air flowing and very little space. All the rooms are very dark with no natural light. Breakfast not tasty but there is a baker not far from the hotel as an alternative. Recommendations for things to do in the area were not helpful and we had to insist to be booked on a certain tour.
2-night romance trip
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