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Hotel Description

3-star beach resort near Uvita Beach

Oceanside stay

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this resort, you'll find Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach. Playa Ballena and Arco Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding, the 21 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include furnished balconies, minibars, and room service.

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$140* Per night/room Aug 12 - Aug 13

Master Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

About the Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Location 7 km al Sur de Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas 60504

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. Public spaces have free WiFi. A business center and a meeting room are available. Event space at this resort measures 861 square feet (80 square meters). An outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace are also featured at the business-friendly Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa. A roundtrip airport shuttle and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 3-star Ballena resort is smoke free.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 861 sq ft of conference space
  • 80 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) (217 km / 134.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle; airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Tempur-Pedic beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Ballena resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

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.

The front desk at this property 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.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

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

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cristal Ballena
  • Hotel Resort Cristal 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
  • Cristal Ballena & Spa Ballena
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel Spa
  • Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Resort
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.