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Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel and Spa

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Additional Info
  • Location: Alajuela
  • Hotel Stars: 4 Star
  • Address: Playa Ballena. Uvita. Puntarenas. Costa Rica.

General Information

The beautiful 4-star boutique Hotel Cristal Ballena is located near the City of Uvita and the ‘Marino Ballena’ National Park on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, embedded on a hill between the Pacific Ocean and rainforest-covered mountains. Its unique position allows breathtaking ocean views while a cooling breeze is coming from the mountains.

This hotel has 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.

The hotel combine adventure with relaxation. It offers all services and facilities for a perfect beach, adventure and nature vacation. All of its generous suites are designed with a special eye on details and comfort.

The warm and personal atmosphere will let you feel like home. Be amazed by spectacular sunsets and ocean views at the bar and restaurant “Pura Vida”. You will be sample its delicious international and Costa Rican cuisine with an Austrian touch, and serve a wide variety of refreshing cocktails and beverages. At its delicious and sumptuous breakfast buffet, you will find everything your heart could desire: typical Costa Rican “gallo pinto”, eggs and bacon, fresh fruits, cereals, breads and much more. Enjoy lunch on the poolside terrace, where they will treat you to gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and light meals. In the evening, allow hotel’s chef to enchant you with superbly-prepared national and international dishes.

Furthermore Discover the true meaning of relaxation with the timeless art of inspiring health and inner well-being at the Cristal Spa. The lovely decorated spa pampers its guests with natural aromas, meditative sounds and sensuous atmosphere. Its professional skilled therapists supply a wide range of beauty treatments with high quality cosmetics. Situated in the generous tropical park Cristal Ballena offers multiple treatments such as Chocolate scrub and wrap, Relaxing Massage, Aloe Vera Body Wrap with gentle massage, Hydrating facial mask, Beauty Treatments Blissful Specials and many others.

Ask for all the activities you can do. An abundance of outdoor activities await you in one of the most biodiversity-rich areas of the world. Whale watching, boat tours, bird watching, snorkeling, kayaking and surfing are only some of the exciting tour options available during your stay at Cristal Ballena.

For other hand, Cristal Ballena has been participating since 2010 in the CST program and they are proud to show you how they have been awarded with the high level of 4 leaves.

Come and enjoy the magnificent ocean view an all the amenities made for you at the Cristal Ballena boutique hotel and Spa. This hotel offer you everything you need for your dream beach, adventure and nature vacation in Costa Rica.

The Most Outstanding

  • ü  Has 4 leaves in the CST program. Cristal Ballena has been participating since 2010 in this program.
  • ü  This hotel has 12-hectare (29.6 acres) grounds near the City of Uvita.
  • ü  Hotel Cristal Ballena is located on a hill directly in front of the Ballena Marine National Park. Where the beaches in the park are within walking distance of the hotel.
  • ü  The Marino Ballena National Park is renowned for whale watching, boat trips and diving tours. The world’s northern and southern Pacific humpback whales swim thousands of miles every year to visit Costa Rica’s tropical seas to reproduce and give birth.
  • ü  From mid-July to October they come from the Antarctic region around the Earth’s South Pole. And from December to April from Alaska and the Arctic the Earth’s North Pole.


  • ü  Restaurant and poolside bar ‘Pura Vida!’.
  • ü  Spa Cristal: Beauty, well-being and top care.
  • ü  400 m2 (1300 sq.ft.) swimming pool.
  • ü  Wi-Fi and high speed fiber optic internet connection.
  • ü  Souvenir shop, pool table.
  • ü  Shuttle service to the beach.
  • ü  Tour organization.
  • ü  Tropical gardens, rainforest hiking path.
  • ü  Wedding ceremony area and Honeymoon Suite.
  • ü  Conference, seminar and event area.