Uvita, South Pacific Coast, Puntarenas
$197 - $279 USD/NIGHT
Cristal Ballena Resort & Spa
A beautiful 4-star boutique located near the City of Uvita and the ‘Marino Ballena’ National Park on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Embedded on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered mountains, it’s unique position allows breathtaking ocean views as you bask in the cool breeze flowing over the mountains. The mesmerizing daily sunsets are an experience you will never forget.
Only a few years ago, Crisal Ballena was a cow pasture. Now, with its views of endless rolling hills, ocean waters lapping at your feet, the warm tropical breeze punctuating the air, and tropical birds and wildlife a mere touch away, the hotel is a diamond of luxury, adventure, and relaxation. Enjoy a dip in the pool as you overlook the Pacific. Enjoy fresh, local food and drinks at the Pura Vida! restaurant and swim-up bar. Have a little “me” time at the Spa Cristal. Experience a renowned whale-watching tour from the coast. And don’t miss the Ballena Marine National Park! The park is named for the whales that journey to the area every year. The endangered humpback whales come to the warm, protected waters from December to April from Alaska, and between August and November from Antarctica. The national park encompasses 270 acres of land and 13,300 acres of ocean, and contains the largest coral reef on the Pacific side of Central America – creating some of the best diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica.
Choose from one of the 15 junior suites, 2 master suites, 2 family suites, or one of the exciting Adventure Lodges that Cristal Ballena offers. All rooms come with a balcony, ensuring you will always capture sight of an amazing ocean view.
- Restaurant and poolside bar ‘Pura Vida!’
- Wi-Fi and high speed fiber optic internet connection
- Shuttle service to the beach
- Tropical gardens
- rainforest hiking path
- Wedding ceremony area and Honeymoon Suite
- CST - Costarican Tourism Sustainability Certificate - 4/5 levels
- Be sure to take a guided birdwatching hike or a renowned whale watching tour!