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Tropical Beachfront House w/ Private Pool, Lanai, Balcony & Beach Access!
Tropical Beach
3 out of 5
Bahia Ballena, Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $61 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
6.55 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (28 reviews)

"Clean, friendly conveniently located. Walk to beach, restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2021

Tropical Beach
Nature's Edge Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
Rancho Pacifico Road, Ballena
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8.93 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)

"Love this place. Views are amazing, staff is super friendly & accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 16, 2019

Nature's Edge Boutique Hotel
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Luxury and Comfort in your own tropical resort
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8.71 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Short, but Amazing Stay!

"Unfortunately we had to cut our trip short due to Covid-19 and borders being closed, but for the 3 full days we were there, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Darling cooked for us one night and it was delicious (we had so many leftovers it fed us the next 2 days!). Licho was amazing & helped us with ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Luxury and Comfort in your own tropical resort
Mavi Surf Hotel
3 out of 5
275 m SW & 90 m SE of BCR, Ballena, Puntarenas
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23.99 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (68 reviews)

"Nothing to dislike. Wonderful hotel. Could not have been better"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2020

Mavi Surf Hotel
Cabinas Esmo Frente Playa
Sector playa Colonia, Contiguo al restaurante Español, Ballena, Puntarenas
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $98 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
6.13 km from city centre
3/5 (1 review)

"La atención muy buena, la comida también. Muy cerca del mar."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 20, 2020

Cabinas Esmo Frente Playa
Uvita Bali Bosque Retreat
3 out of 5
Calle Bejuco, Ballena, Puntarenas
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9.3 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
the best possible experience

"The absolute best experience you can possibly have!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

Uvita Bali Bosque Retreat
Rancho Pacifico
4.5 out of 5
1 Rancho Pacifico Road, Ballena, Puntarenas
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9.74 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Magical rainforest retreat

"This place is truly magical. It is an incredibly unique resort experience. The staff is outstanding and the scenery unparalleled!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2019

Rancho Pacifico
Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge & Spa
3.5 out of 5
12km South of Dominical, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $240 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
13.88 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (106 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staf, nice pool, great vibe. The rooms are very clean and the views are magical. Lots of wildlife ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2021

Tiki Villas Rainforest Lodge & Spa
Hotel Samsara
3 out of 5
Costa Ballena, Costanera Pacífico Sur, 100m Sur de la Ferretería El Colono, Ballena, Puntarenas
The price is CA $100 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
5.33 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (56 reviews)

"This hotel is in a quiet area. There really aren't many amenities besides the pool, wifi, and the breakfast. Of course, Max the dog is super friendly and made a great guide to walk though the jungle to the beach. The owner Raul really made us feel welcomed and made breakfast for us personally. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2019

Hotel Samsara
Vista Ballena
3.5 out of 5
17 KM al sur de Playa Dominical, sobre la Costanera, Jardines del Morete, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $166 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
9.65 km from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (52 reviews)

"Can't review since they cancelled my reservation the same day of the trip"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2019

Vista Ballena
Vista Celestial
4.5 out of 5
2km noreste de Catarata de Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas
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9.65 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Beautiful private location with an amazing view. Tough road up mountain especially when it’s being worked on."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2018

Vista Celestial
Villas Rio Mar
3 out of 5
Dominical Beach, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $121 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
24.76 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (271 reviews)

"Proximity to Dominical and the location on the river were great !!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2021

Villas Rio Mar
Villas María Luisa Lodge
3 out of 5
Road to Playa La Colonia, Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $102 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
5.95 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (10 reviews)

"We arrived 11pm and team was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Lovely swimming pool that we didn't use as we checked out early."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020

Villas María Luisa Lodge
Villas Bungalows Ballena
3 out of 5
300 m North from, Marino Ballena National Park, Ballena
The price is CA $140 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
7.65 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Beautiful national park. Not much to do at night but very relaxing. It is a true cabin with basic commodities. A bit overpriced as it is an older place Very friendly staff though. We tried to make the most of the tiny pool."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 30, 2019

Villas Bungalows Ballena
Hotel Diuwak
3 out of 5
Frente a las oficinas del ICE, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $103 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
24.27 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (98 reviews)

"lovely pool side. quiet in the middle of the jungle"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 30, 2020

Hotel Diuwak
La Cusinga Lodge
3 out of 5
Km166 Costarena Sur, Ballena, Puntarenas
The price is CA $279 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
3.59 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)

"The location is fantastic. The room we stayed in needs some TLC - the bathroom sink faucet was singing some aria while the floor fan had its own tune which disrupted our sleep. As for their spa services, their therapist was terrific. However the spa facility could use some rejuvenation."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2020

La Cusinga Lodge
Dolce Uvita
2.5 out of 5
Costado Sur Plaza de Deportes, Ballena, Puntarenas
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $152 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
7.19 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"Great location in downtown Uvita, this hotel is attended by it's owners: Ferdinando and Anna Silvia, a very friendly and empathetic Italian couple. They go beyond great attention and make you feel like visiting old friends: they will point you to the many places Uvita and it's surroundings have to ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2021

Dolce Uvita
Hotel Cuna Del Angel
3.5 out of 5
9 kms south of Dominical Beach, Ballena, Puntarenas
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $191 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
16.2 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (206 reviews)

"Great place and quiet location for a relaxing stay!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2021

Hotel Cuna Del Angel
Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
3 out of 5
7 km al Sur de Uvita, Costa Ballena, Ballena, Puntarenas
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The price is CA $196 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
1.26 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (88 reviews)

"This place is amazing! Perfect for couples or travellers looking for a relaxing trip! Grounds and hotel is beautiful. Service was great throughout the entire hotel, especially Helbert in the restaurant. Owners were nice and gave us a smile each morning. Would highly recommend !"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa
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Ballena Hotel Guide

Visitors are simply spoiled for choice when it comes to booking the best accommodation in Ballena. Spend some time perusing our 28 hotel listings, which are all within a 0.1-kilometre (0.06-mile) radius of downtown Ballena.

A secret to stress-free vacationing is location, so have a look at the Hotel Villas Gaia and Makara, which are located within 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) of Ballena's downtown area.

8 kilometres (5 miles) from the center of Ballena, is the Kura Design Villas. Alternatively, the Rancho Pacifico is positioned 10 kilometres (6 miles) away. Some other alternatives worth looking into are the Villas Tekoa and the Río Magnolia Nature Lodge.

Why don't you experience more of the beaches and forests that are common in Central Pacific Coast? Choose to spend a few extra nights in other parts of Central Pacific Coast. No matter if you engage in popular regional activities, for example hiking and sunbathing, or simply travel around to explore the area's offerings you will be able to reserve comfortable accommodation in the region.

The closest places to stay in Dominical include Uvita and San Gerardo de Dota. Uvita is 8 kilometres (5 miles) to the northwest of Ballena, while San Gerardo de Dota is 55 kilometres (34 miles) to the north. Hotels and apartments in Uvita are the Oxygen Jungle Villas and Hotel Bahia Azul. While hotels are the Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge and Hotel de Montaña Suria.

Before your Ballena trip comes to an end, why not spend an hour or two rubbing shoulders with Dominical sports obsessives at a local sporting fixture. You'll find Fortunato Atencio Stadium 80 kilometres (49 miles) to the southeast of Ballena. Those sports fans wishing to find a room or apartment close by can select from the Hotel Casa Roland Golfito Resort or the Fish Hook Marina & Lodge.

If you are flying into or out of Tobias Bolanos International Airport and are looking to stay nearby try Real InterContinental Costa Rica at Multiplaza Mall or Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Ballena?
Kura Boutique Hotel is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star resort offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. Reviews from our site also recommend Mavi Surf Hotel and Oxygen Jungle Villas as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ballena, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Ballena.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Ballena?
Based on reviews, Villas Rio Mar is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi.
What's the best accommodation for families in Ballena?
Hotel Tucan - Hostel is a property with a restaurant and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Villas Rio Mar and Mavi Surf Hotel. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Ballena?
Oxygen Jungle Villas is a favorite 4.5-star resort for couples, and features a full-service spa and an alfresco restaurant. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Cristal Ballena Boutique Hotel & Spa and Kura Boutique Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Ballena?
Many’s House - La Joya De Ballena is a top villa for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and laundry facilities for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Cabinas Sun Dancer and Hotel Paso de Ballenas.
What's the best place to stay near the beach in Ballena?
Hotel Diuwak is a top 3-star beach hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast, and it’s located on Playa Dominical. Other good options for your stay near the beach include Mavi Surf Hotel and Hotel Tucan - Hostel.
What's the best high-end hotel in Ballena?
Rancho Pacifico is a 4.5-star hotel with a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Vista Celestial and Oxygen Jungle Villas are two other upscale options for your stay.
What are some accommodations with pools in Ballena?
Hotel Diuwak is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and free breakfast. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Amazing Whitewater View Of The Ballena Marine Preserve Islands and Hotel Cuna Del Angel.

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