7 Km Al Sur De Uvita, Costa Ballena Costa Rica (CRI)
3.0 Star Resort Spa or Beach Resort
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Based on 334 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor pool
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Airport shuttle available
  • 19 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Check out: 12:00
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 7.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Marine National Park "Ballena", Corcovado National Park, Caño Island Biological Reserve, Sierpe-Terraba Mangroves

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Customer Reviews of Hotel Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena

4.5 out of 5. Based on 334 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Our beautiful 4-star hotel, with its open café-style Bar - Restaurant “Pura Vida”, is located in the midst of its own 12-hectare grounds, very close to the unique “Marino Ballena” Marine National Park and mountains covered in rainforest.The hotel is located at Costa Ballena, at the South Pacific area of Costa Rica.This currently strong developing area is 15.5 miles south of Dominical and 4 miles south of Uvita. It is about 185 km from San Jose and 30 minutes from the Palmar Sur Airport.Hotel**** Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena is situated in a grand scale of 12 hectare (30-acre) private tropical garden, embedded on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered mountains.This unique position allows breathtaking ocean views while a cooling breeze is coming from the mountains. Especially the daily sunsets are occasions in your life you will never forget.The entire resort is built in a very generous way with lots of green areas. All buildings are designed in elegant Mediterranean style and it has 18 Suites, from which 15 are Junior Suites, 2 are Master Suites and 1 is a Family Suite all equipped with air conditioning, mini bar, telephone for local and international calls, coffee maker, satellite TV, hot shower, hair dryer, fan and safe. We also provide our guests with Front Desk Tours, WiFi, games room, reading room, gardens, fitness trail, rainforest trail, transfer to the beach, swimming pool, our Spa "Cristal" and a conference room which can accommodate 100 persons for your special events. We also can arrange your wedding here at our Pavilion with ocean view.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:14:00
Check Out:12:00
Year of Last Renovation:2012
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:2 View Spaces
Meeting Space:1292 sq. feet
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:11AM - 10PM
Policies / Expenses
Individual:Cancellation not received prior to the prepayment date:High Season: 29 to 16 days before arrival: 50% refund15 to 7 days before arrival: 25% refund7 to 0 days before arrival: no refundGreen Season:15 to 7 days before arrival
Nightly Parking:0
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes:13.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
VAT: Value Added Tax:13.00%
Spa Fee:75.00 Per Item
Additional Room Fees:100.00 Per Day
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:20.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:29.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 7.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 7.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Only small pets are allowed in the room, they can't be around the restaurant or by the pool only in green areas

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Car rental
  • Child facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable

Airport & Shuttle Information

Local Airport Palmar Sur, 30 kms from the hotel and is $60 one way

Local Shuttle Info: Free Shuttle to Ballena Beach from 8AM to 4PM

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Hotel Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Hotel Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena.

Feel free to use the Hotel Resort & Spa Cristal Ballena meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Costa Ballena event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
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Salon Cristal

The air-conditioned Salon “Cristal” is located on the first floor of the restaurant area and offers wide views to the ocean, the lush hotel area and to the rainforest covered mountains.It can be rented for exclusive events, such as weddings and meetings.There are windows all around the walls, they might be darkened if required.WLan is available.Following capacity is possible:Banquet: 70 paxClassroom: 80 pax
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1291.7 Sq. Mi
20 x 6 x 2 M.
Floor Level:
Power Outlets:
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$112.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$112.00 USD
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