Cristal Ballena 4-star hotel is sited in 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.

The “Pura Vida” pool bar and restaurant, located near the swimming pool, features international and Costa Rican cuisine and serves a variety of refreshing cocktails and beverages.

  • Recommended for those looking for an upscale, secluded hotel amidst nature, with the possibility of activities and tours as well as relaxation.
  • The location has a wonderful view of the South Pacific coast.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Wireless Internet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Souvenir shop
The comfortable suites are designed with special details. Natural materials in the interior harmonize with the luxurious vegetation in front of the private balcony. The warm and personal atmosphere will let you feel like home.

The suites are equipped with four-poster beds (different sizes) and private bathroom.

Room Amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar
  • Safe deposit box
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer

Cristal Ballena





CST_inglesThe Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program – CST – is a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Board and it is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission. The certification is based on an accreditation of a scale of 5 “levels” of sustainable tourism achievement.

CST gives you reliable information regarding companies that make efforts to improve their management and operations to offer a sustainable product. It is also a good tool to differentiate those companies that are truly engaged with sustainable practices, from others that claim to be sustainable but are inconsistent in their actions.


The range of prices scale is based on the following criteria:

$          Refers to Budget accommodation: ranging from $70-100

$$        Medium: $100 – 150

$$$      Upscale: $150 – 200

$$$$    Premium: $200+

These measures are meant to be used as a reference only and they are calculated on double occupancy, standard room, quoted in U.S. Dollars and include a 13% sales tax; on both high and low seasons.

You can always refer to these prices as selection criteria.