Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa , Costa Rica

The beautiful Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa is 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.

This unique position allows breathtaking ocean views while a cooling breeze comes from the mountains. The daily sunsets unforgettable.

The hotel rests on a rainforest-covered hill overlooking the famed Ballena Marine National Park, a crucial site for the world’s Pacific Humpback Whales to reproduce and give birth.

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa - Uvita, Costa Rica

At Hotel Cristal Ballena’s swimming pool, you can enjoy spectacular ocean views, a refreshing swim, cool drinks and poolside dining.

The hotel offers all services and facilities for a perfect beach, adventure and nature vacation. Enjoy fine dining at the gourmet restaurant, relax by the bar, enjoy swimming in a very large swimming pool, go and explore the trails or walk through the manicured tropical gardens.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Horseback Riding

At Hotel Cristal Ballena, we invite you to start each day immersed in the beauty of Costa Rica’s amazing nature. Go for a long beach walk in the Ballena Marine National Park and enjoy a dolphin and whale-watching tour in the park’s pristine blue-green waters.

We invite you to explore beautiful beaches, lush rainforest trails with hidden waterfalls, or any number of the thrilling Costa Rica adventure tours the area offers.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Pool

Return to Cristal Ballena for a refreshing swim in our stunning 1,300-square-foot ocean view pool, and the healing touch of relaxing massage in our Spa Cristal. Whether you choose to stay close to the resort or venture outside, you will find the best Costa Rica vacation experience at Cristal Ballena.

In the expansive 12-hectare (29.6 acres) grounds near the City of Uvita, you will find luxury suites, the reception building, a souvenir shop, immense ocean-view swimming pool, open-air gourmet restaurant and bar, soothing Spa, conference and event center, wedding area, and rainforest hiking paths.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Rooms:

All suites have a private balcony and outrageous ocean views. The Adventure Lodges are surrounded by our colorful gardens.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Rooms

Junior Suites

The very spacious and comfortable Junior Suites have either one king or two queen four-poster canopy beds. All have a private balcony with spectacular ocean views.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Rooms

Master Suites

The Master Suites are positioned as corner rooms and have the best panoramic ocean views from their private balconies. Master Suites have either one king or two queen four-poster canopy beds, along with a cozy sitting area.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Rooms

Family Suites

Perfect for you and the kids, the Family Suites are comfortably-equipped with one king bed and two twin beds, a private balcony with ocean view, small sitting area and desk.

Hotel Cristal Ballena Rooms

Adventure Lodges

The two simple and charming Adventure Lodges are surrounded by our colorful gardens. They are located approximately 200m from the reception building and the restaurant and pool area and are very popular with bird watchers and nature lovers.


Hotel Cristal Ballena

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