Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
7 km al Sur de Uvita, Costa Ballena, Ballena, 60504, Costa Rica
4.7 out of 5 rating 75 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.7

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Property Details

Property Location

When you stay at Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa in Ballena, you'll be by the ocean, a 4-minute drive from Marino Ballena National Park and 5 minutes from Uvita Beach. This beach resort is 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Tortuga Beach and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa Ballena.


Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your Tempur-Pedic bed comes with premium bedding. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.


Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.


Enjoy international cuisine at Pura Vida, a poolside restaurant which features a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Ballena? This resort has facilities measuring 861 square feet (80 square meters), including a meeting room. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Playa Ballena - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Marino Ballena National Park - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Arco Beach - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Pinuela Beach - 2.9 km / 1.8 mi
Uvita Beach - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Ventanas Beach - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Tortuga Beach - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands - 9.6 km / 6 mi
Catarata uvita - 9.7 km / 6 mi
Punta Uvita - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
Playa Hermosa - 12.9 km / 8 mi
El Pavón Waterfall - 15 km / 9.3 mi
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 20.1 km / 12.5 mi
Playa Dominicalito - 21.3 km / 13.2 mi
Ciudad Cortes Central Park - 29.9 km / 18.6 mi

The preferred airport for Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 217 km / 134.9 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 12pm.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: CRC 30000

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Wedding services
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Banquet hall
  • -Library
  • -Free newspapers in lobby
  • -RV, bus, truck parking
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Coffee shop or café
  • -Poolside bar
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Concierge services
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Terrace
  • -Gift shops or newsstand
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Spa treatment room(s)
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Free self parking
  • -Business center
  • -One meeting room
  • -Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Free beach shuttle
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Pool umbrellas
  • -Full-service spa
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Restaurant
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Conference space size (feet) - 861
  • -Conference space size (meters) - 80
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking