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Cristal Azul

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Mendham, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 March 2014

From our first communication with Zene, We looked forward to meeting she and Henner and visiting their piece of "paradise" in Playa San Miguel! We were interested to meet this school teacher from Boston who was drawn to Costa Rica by a charming fishing captain. In Cristal Azul, they have "gifted" their guests with a million dollar setting overlooking expansive...

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New Rochelle, New York
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Such a nice place to stay. The host are great and will accomodate you in any way you need. If you want to be busy they will hook you up and if you say we are good they will be happy to let you just do your own thing. My son and me happened to be the only guest which...

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Berkeley, CA
Reviewed 25 February 2014

There is so much to say about Cristal Azul… What an amazing place. Zene and Henner have created a little paradise on the coast of the Nicoya peninsula, in the most beautiful setting. The service is personal and gracious, and so pampering! We felt like royalty. The place itself is stunning. Look at the pictures… The aesthetics of their design...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Hola! Thanks so much for the kind words about Cristal Azul and for sharing your experience with people considering a staying with us! This is a very small, private place and guests like the both of you really "get" what it is we are trying to offer! Your appreciation of the comfort, amenities, immersion with nature and the fresh local,...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Truly breathtaking views that were almost too beautiful to be real! Loved the remote, authentic experience and would go again in a second! Zene and Henner were wonderful hosts and make the stay so comfortable and inviting. Food was excellent as well. If 10 stars were an option, that's what we would give! Go see Butterfly Mike, too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 February 2014

First of all I'd like to apologize to Zene and Henner for how long it's taken us to write this review, but fresh off another adventure, this time to a couple Caribbean islands, we felt compelled to write about our experience last year. I'll make it short and sweet, if you want to stay in an all-inclusive, drink all day,...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 11 February 2014

we stayed here 6 nights feb 2014,,we like away from the crowds,,,this was it,,,the view and the service was impecable ,,the hosts could not have been more helpful,,they even took my wife and i to a local rodeo as their guests,,,dinners at the ranchero also were awesome,,great setting,,great meals ,,and perfect view,,,,the beach in this area is long,wide and almost...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Unsurpassed views of an amazing paradise in Costa Rica. Cristal Azul sits several hundred feet above the Playa San Miguel coast line, and has truly breathtaking views of the entire beach. You wake to sounds of waves in the distance, and stroll to the pool for AM coffee. Sunset drinks on the deck were a highlight. It's easy to lounge...

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Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My family (two college age kids, two parents) just returned from Costa Rica and Cristal Azul was the highlight of our trip. We found it difficult to tear ourselves away and wish that we had booked a larger portion of our trip here. The owners, Zene and Henner, are very attentive and responded to all our needs. The food is...

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Brookline, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We just returned from Cristal Azul with our two college-aged children and hope to return. The views were amazing, the food was delicious, and the hosts were helpful and attentive. It is not the easiest place to get to, but when you arrive it is so worth it!

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Cape Cod, MA
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We just returned from a few weeks in Costa Rica, and our stay at Cristal Azul was the highlight of our trip. We had only booked two days at CA with plans to spend a few days with friends in Playa Junquillal on our way to the airport. We came within inches of cancelling our visit with friends to spend...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cristal Azul offers discerning travelers the chance to enjoy barefoot luxury off the beaten path. Stunning views and simple elegance await adventurous spirits in search of the ultimate in privacy, comfort, & tranquility. Set in a pristine and natural setting with only four ocean view cabinas and no public roads to reach us nor signs to point the way, we guarantee there is never a crowd at this private hilltop hotel. Take a step back to a quieter time and enjoy what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived. Join us for lunch and dinners at LocosCocos, our surfside Cevicheria serving catch of the day fresh fish and seafood. 4WD and love of adventure required to reach this area! Private chef dinner service in the Rancho available for groups. Reservations required-gated entrance for guests only! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cristal Azul

Address: Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel 1KM, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Price Range: $146 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Also Known As:
Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
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“For privacy, try to get the cabina at the far end so you have no foot traffic in front of glass doors.”
920judith, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are not too many rooms -- I don't think you can get a bad one!”
katerW1571PD, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Cabanas have excellent view of ocean and sunset.”
johnsL9418SJ, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All have amazing rooms”
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“All the rooms are much the same, though there is one with bunk beds for families. The outdoor showers were a big selling point for us.”
MKC-LIC, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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