Prime Whale-Watching in a Lush, Tropical Setting

Facilities & services
  • 19 luxury suites, 2 adventure lodges
  • Spa
  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Open air restaurant & bar
  • Gift shop
  • On-site rainforest trails
  • Shuttle service to the beach
  • Marino Ballena National Park
  • Scuba diving/snorkelling
  • Dolphin/whale watching
  • Surfing/sea kayaking
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking/horseback riding
  • Day trips & excursions

Perched on a rainforest hill, Cristal Ballena overlooks the idyllic Uvita coastline and is just moments from the palm-fringed Playa Ballena.

This luxurious hotel boasts an unparalleled location for magnificent wildlife, and offers an array of exciting nearby excursions. The neighbouring Marino Ballena National Park, where you can experience incredible whale and dolphin-watching tours is a particular must-see. Each of the 19 spacious suites have adjoining private balconies to soak up the dazzling surroundings.

Cristal Ballena also has its own exclusive and private nature reserve, offering exceptional bird-watching. Unwind in the restorative spa after a day touring, take a dip in the ocean-facing pool, and dine in the open-air restaurant, serving fresh, Costa Rican and international cuisine.

Where will you venture?

Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.

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