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