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Vista Ballena

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Newmarket
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stunning view. Beautiful pool. We just went for drinks and the view, both were awesome. Clear blue day, great view very good piña coladas. Also have a hotel. Contact them about their specials. A hike up the mountain, but that is how you get a view like that! 4x4 recommended.

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Rockwall, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed with my family of 6 at this beautiful property, the hotel is a the top of a hill with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean and Ballena beach, there are big trees where you can watch exotic birds, we saw several Tucans. The swimming pool is wonderful and relaxing. Food is excellent, 5 stars to the chef. Rooms...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like my stay on this hotel, the view from the room was beautiful; and going to the infinity edge pool makes the view even better. The room was clean and everyone was very friendly. The restaurant had great food with a very good taste. Totally recommend this option for Uvita.

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Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will probably pick this place for the view, which will not disappoint as it is absolutely breathtaking from the restaurant, pool, or your balcony. The owner Sue, is one of the sweetest people we met on our travel down the coast and was there to host us like family, but in a classy elegant bar/pool/dining layout with great acoustic...

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A excellent place to stay in Ulvita. Incredible views of the Pacific with your own private deck. A wonderful clean infinity pool. Breakfast was very taste with fresh fruit. The staff was very friendly and helpful. What else..? I will be back to stay with them.

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

During our first visit October 2015 this was fantastic but they were changing ownership. When we returned in July it was less then mediocre! The service was terrible, wifi only available in dinning area and no smoking area anywhere on the property! The food was terrible and very expensive! We will not be returning

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Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 July 2016

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were blown away by the incredible views surrounding us. The rooms were very comfortable though we spent most of the time on the balcony looking at the ocean. I am already looking forward to the next time! 😎

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Thanks Vista Ballena for making our stay...yummie breakfast, awesome view, great pool. felt like we were above it all. Rooms were great. Watched an amazing afternoon storm right from our own private deck. Staff very relaxed.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I had fun with the staff, enjoyed the awesome view and took care of business, again with the help of the staff, who never let me down! The food was excellent, the rooms very clean and I was comfortable in the whole environment of the quaint hotel. Everyday I was greeted by howler monkeys, tucans, iguanas, butterflies of all sorts,...

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 15 May 2016

After our previous reservations had fallen through, a local restaurant helped us by recommending (and calling ahead) to help us secure a room here for the night. We arrived after dark having just driven from the south up the coast. We needed a mini fridge for our groceries, and after an extreme adventure experience in the jungle of the Osa...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is dramatically located on a bluff overlooking Ballena Marina Park, the pacific coast and Cano Island, This national park includes the largest coral reef on the pacific side of Costa Rica. This wildlife sanctuary protects different species of whales and dolphins together with other marine life. We can offer you the best of both worlds: rich rainforest combined with abundant marine life. Walk into the "green world" of immense biodiversity right on your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Ballena

Address: Jardines del Morete | 17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Whales and Dolphins)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: $138 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vista Ballena 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
Vista Ballena Costa Rica/Uvita
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“Upper 12 rooms all have the great balcony view”
 of 5 bubbles Pulfy, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have the same amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles JungleJosh, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is best around bar area, while spotty in the room. Guests must climb stairs to get from room to pool, bar and restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles 866chasr, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have ocean views”
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 of 5 bubbles surfettt, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Top building. top floor had awesome views.”
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 of 5 bubbles CEThigpen80132, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
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