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    Vista Ballena Hotel

    Jardines del Morete | 17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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    • Excellent52%
    • Very good25%
    • Average8%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible9%
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    “whales tail” (12 reviews)
    “poolside bar” (3 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    Poolside Bar
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    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Where should I start? This is not a boutique hotel... and really not 4 stars... maybe 2 stars with a small + due to the view. The location up on the hill is good if you are not planing to walk to the "city" of...More

    Thank RosenbobFFM
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Mr Rosenbob, We like to say the last 1km of country pave road up to the mountain provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. From the hotel there´s a great hiking down to the beach that one...More

    Reviewed 11 September 2017

    The place was great, hidden in the middle of the jungle you would be glad you drove all the way up just to get the most fantastic view in Uvita. The rooms were nice, clean and confy. The kids loved the pool, the staff was...More

    Thank Eduardo T
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 9 October 2017

    Dear Eduardo, Thank you for your great comments, we work hard to give our customers the best service our goal is the our guest have fun at Vista Ballena. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel manager Vista Ballena Hotel

    Reviewed 24 August 2017

    Vista Ballena had a wonderful view of the ocean... but the hill to get to that view was brutal. Parking down by the rooms was nearly nonexistent, and the wifi didn't reach all the rooms. For such a nice looking place, you would think the...More

    Thank CostGirl
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 September 2017

    Dear CostGirl, We like to say the last 1km of country pave road up to the mountain provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. Thank you for the outstanding rating and for taking the time to mention the...More

    Reviewed 9 August 2017

    We only stayed here for one night and with driving in from Poas Volcano, we didn't arrive until very late afternoon. (had to stop and see the cocodrilos) The hotel itself was very pretty with an open air reception area, restaurant and pool bar. All...More

    Thank surfsolarcr
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 4 September 2017

    We thank you for recognizing our secluded pool terraces with the amazing views of the forest and whales tails which makes Vista Ballena a unique place for Happy Hour sunsets, our commitment is to deliver exceptional value for every guest in our Mi Amori Restaurant...More

    Reviewed 30 July 2017

    Enjoyed the amazing views and proximity to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. Ran into unexpected issues during our stay that effected the initial experience. Electricity was out for a couple of hours and water was out for 24 hours. This meant no air conditioner and no...More

    Thank Michelle S
    Response from K5215MXinfo, Manager at Vista Ballena HotelResponded 7 August 2017

    Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We live on the tropics and rain and thunderstorm are necessary to keep our ecosystem green year around. We are one of the greenest country of the world because we enjoy of a...More

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    • Breakfast included
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    • Number of rooms
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    • Province of Puntarenas >
    • Uvita
    • Also Known As
    • Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge ,
    • Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita ,
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    9 April 2017|
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    Response from K5215MXinfo | Property representative |
    Dear Customer, Yes we will provide tranportations a a Cost from the international airport or one of our domestic airports in the country. Thank you Franco Bolivar Hotel Manager Vista Ballena Hotel
    jen f
    10 January 2016|
    Response from Kiki C |
    Good afternoon! Don´t worry, the road is a little steep, but nothing to worry about at all.
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