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Harvard, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Cristal Azul was our favorite place we visited in our two week trip to Costa Rica. The infinity pool over looking the ocean and the jungle, the monkeys, geckos, puzzles and games, and access to beautiful Playa San Miguel all make this a phenomenal place to stay for awhile. It is off the beaten path and requires a lot of...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 19 November 2012

What an amazing little pocket of paradise! My boyfriend and I went for a week and we can't stop talking about it and wondering when we can go back! It's hard to choose a favorite memory at Cristal Azul: the infinity pool on top of the world looking out at the ocean, the Rancho full of fun, great company, and...

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Reviewed 18 November 2012

What struck me was when looking out from the Costa Rican mountains over the infinity pool at the pacific coastline.. That the owner distracted me by saying-- 'over here is the bar, make what you want whenever you want; just pencil it on your tab-- it's the honor system here,, when your here you're family..' It really is like staying...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 November 2012

"Cristal Azul" provides you with an ambience of peace and relaxation very difficult to find elsewhere. The sight of the ocean, together with the jungle that surrounds the place creates a frame of a masterpiece scenario! As soon as you start climbing the mountain to reach this wonderful resort, you start feeling something magical and adventurous...The flora and fauna, the...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Arrived for a week stay with my husband, first trip in years. We work very hard back in the states so I thought it would be hard for us to unwind and just relax for once. The owners Zene and Henner were wonderful. They made our stay the best I could ever imagine. Their place is beyond wonderful. It is...

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Darien, Connecticut
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Cristal Azul was the perfect paradise home base. My husband and I enjoyed waking to the amazing ocean view and to the sights and sounds of wildlife. Our day started with hearty local breakfast foods which were the perfect fuel for days full of adventure or relaxing at the ranchero. Zene and Henner were so welcoming and friendly it was...

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Darien, Connecticut
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Everyone else can tell you how great Zene and Henner are. I would like to mention some things that others have not. While this place takes a little effort to get to, it more than makes up for that with one of the most beautiful settings you will ever encounter. The photos don't really do it justice. While my wife...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 4 September 2012

My wife and I went to Cristal Azul with a group of 10 friends total and it was the perfect place. We each had our own cabana and it was extremely private. It is the most secluded resort that I have ever been to and I could not have asked for anything more . Zene and Henner made the trp...

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Goshen, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Cristal Azul (CA) is located in an area of Costa Rica that is off the main byways but should certainly be part of any visit to Southern Nicoya. The road to CA has no river crossings in Nicoya and is pleasant as we traveled from San Jose. It took about 3 - 4 hours and the road from Jicaral to...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I've been traveling to Costa Rica for the past 18 years. Crista Azul is my favorite place I've ever stayed. It is such a special place. Every detail about Crista Azul is amazing. It is such a peaceful place with birds and howler monkeys. The views from the beautiful infinity pool and palapa where the meals and bar are are...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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
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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: $239 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
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