Welcome to the Hotel Resort Cristal Ballena, your dream destination in the south of Costa Rica!
Located at Playa Ballena (Ballena Beach), at the Ballena Marine National Park.

The hotel—with bar, restaurant, 19 fully equipped and spacious suites, and a huge 400 square meter (1,300 square foot) pool—is situated in a 12 hectare (30-acre) garden area on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and a rainforest-covered mountain. Each room has breathtaking ocean views, and the area offers a wide range of outdoor activities.

The Suites - The Cristal Ballena offers 14 spacious, connectable suites and 5 master suites, all with balcony and outrageous ocean views. All rooms offer air conditioning plus ceiling fan, hot water, private bathroom, hair dryer, satellite television, telephone, refrigerator and security box.

Restaurant & Bar - Enjoy our buffet-style breakfast, included with your stay. Our café-style bar and restaurant "Pura Vida!", located at the swimming pool, features international and Costa Rican cuisine and serves a variety of refreshing cocktails and beverages.

Conferences and meetings - Our multipurpose meeting room accommodates groups up to 60 people, and can be used for a variety of activities, such as seminars, meetings, weddings and conferences.


Spa Cristal - The lovely-decorated Spa pampers its guests with natural aromas, meditative sounds and sensuous atmosphere.
Our professional skilled therapists supply a wide range of beauty treatments with high quality Germaine-de-Capuccini cosmetics as well as a selection of the world’s most popular massages

An extract of our well-being gallery is:

  • Massages: Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Relaxation Massage, Foot Reflexology
  • Cosmetic Treatments with Germaine-de-Capuccini products: Cleansing Facial Relaxing Chocolate and algae scrubs and wraps
  • Hydrotherapy: Cleopatra and Aroma baths
  • Pedicure and Manicure
  • Depilation

Attractions - Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, bird and whale watching, walking tours, horseback riding, ultralight flying tours and boat tours are only some of our exciting tour options available for you to discover during your stay at Cristal Ballena.

How to get there - Taking the new Costanera Sur Highway, it is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) south of Dominical and 7 kilometers (4 miles) south of Uvita. Daily 45-minute flights are available between San José and Palmar Sur via NatureAir and Sansa Airlines.

NOTE: A new government program to protect Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve limits the amount of visitors allowed. For high season it is important to book well in advance to guarantee access for tours to these areas.

Rates Until Dec 14 /12 Dec 15 - 21 /12 Dec 22 / 12 -
Jan 4 /13*
Junior Suite $170 $189 $229
Master /
Suite Familiar
$229 $247 $285

Additional Person (Max 4 persons)
Master / Family Suite and Junior Suite: Adults $44 + tax
Children (4 - 12 years) $37 + tax.

* Christmas and New Years Evening Dinner are obligatory
(not included in the room rates)

* Christmas:
Minimum stay 4 nights


Rates in US dollars. Breakfast included
Based in single or double occupancy
13.00% Taxes are NOT included
Children 0-3 yrs no charge.

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