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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

4-star Hotel with Snorkeling

4 stars

7 Km Al Sur De Uvita, Ballena

+506 2786 5354

based on 434 reviews

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About Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena

Value for money
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this resort offers a spa, an outdoor pool and Mediterranean-style suites with ocean views. The Ballena Marine National Park is a 15-minute walk away. Cristal Ballena Hotel Resort & Spa is situated in Costa Ballena, between the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered mountains. The resort offers a beach shuttle and has a private rainforest hiking trail. Each spacious, air-conditioned suite has a four-poster bed, satellite TV and a balcony. A minibar and coffee maker are included, and bathrooms come with toiletries and a hairdryer The poolside Pura Vida bar-restaurant serves Costa Rican and international dishes and has wonderful ocean views. The varied buffet breakfast includes home-baked bread and fresh fruit. The Cristal Ballena can arrange diving and snorkelling sessions or whale-watching trips in the nearby Marine National Park.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Canoeing
  • Darts
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Beauty salon
  • Horse riding
  • Pool table
  • Hiking


  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Safety deposit box


  • Family rooms
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Tile/marble floor


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Increased accessibility


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Books
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa Reviews

WonderfulBased on 434 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Beautiful view over rainforest and ocean Great pool. (in 24 reviews)
  • The ocean view is amazing! (in 20 reviews)
  • "perfect location, great pool, wonderful forest and sea views, comfortable and spacious rooms." (in 18 reviews)
Cons -
  • It was a scary drive from airport in San Jose at night! (in 1 review)
  • Very poor for a four star hotel. (in 1 review)

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa compare to other 4 star hotels in Ballena?

    4 star hotels in Ballena typically cost $272/night, but Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa is typically available for $192/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • How far is Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa from Palmar Sur?

    Drive distance from Palmar Sur to Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa and vice versa is 19.8 mi and the overall drive time is about 59min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa from Palmar Sur?

    A very popular option for travelers staying at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from Palmar Sur directly to the hotel.

  • Are there food options at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?

    There is a restaurant at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or take food to go. Call the front desk at +506 2786 5354 for kitchen hours. Guests staying at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa are welcomed by hotel staff to order room service directly from the kitchen to their room.

  • Does Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa have a pool?

    Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • What is the phone number for Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?

    If you have questions about Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +506 2786 5354.

  • Does Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?

    12:00 PM is the check-out time at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa. Late check-out may be available at the hotel's discretion.

  • How much is a room at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?

    Depending on the room type you prefer and your travel dates, the cost will differ. Average price per night at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa, Ballena is $250, but you may find great deals as low as $188. You can find rates for your trip in the form above.

  • Is there laundry service in Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa?

    The accommodation features laundry services for all guests. You can leave your travel iron at home and use the irons provided at the accommodation.

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  • When did momondo last update prices for hotels in Ballena?

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