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Cristal Azul

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1KM Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We fell in love with Playa San Miguel when we visited in early 2012. With very few tourists, a gorgeous wilderness-style beach that always seems empty, and a personalized sort of hospitality you don’t find everywhere, we knew when we got engaged a few years later that this is where we wanted to have a fun, very casual and relaxing... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There's a unique vibe at the top of that hill overlooking Playa San Miguel. With only 4 cabinas, Zene and Jenner can provide really personal service for everything you might want to do in the area. The setting, in particular the "rancho", is really terrific, with it's pool, pool table, and comfortable lounging areas. We had it all to ourselves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and my 17 year old sons just got back from our second stay at Cristal Azul, and, it was even better than the first time. Very quiet and relaxing, but, close enough to outside activities that you can keep yourself busy. Of course, we spent days at the beach, sitting at the Locco Cocco eating cerviche and drinking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Cristal Azul was a haven of beauty, peace and pleasure! We had just come from Manuel Antonio, the most popular beach and National Park in Costa Rica which was over crowded and busy so we were especially thankful to end our vacation at Cristal Azul. The Locos Cocos, a great little restaurant on the beach (in a container, no less)... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Off the beaten path in the Nicoya Peninsula, these villas offer a relaxing, carefree vacation away from the popular, touristy spots like Tamarindo. The owners take care of you like you're their family by planning any activity you'd like to do - from massages and yoga to surfing and ziplining. The food is cooked fresh daily, so you'll get your... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is amazing! All the great things I read in the tripadvisor reviews proved true. I find this rare in my travels these days. There are 4 cabanas located on top of a tall hill that has the best views we experienced In our 10 days in Costa Rica. Getting up the road is quite an adventure but the... More 

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Manchester, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

So we stayed there almost a year ago, I've tried several times to leave a review from a mobile device but they never took so I finally remembered to do it from my computer. Cristal Azul is just one of those special places, it's a little hard to get there but that assures you that the people you'll interact are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Amazing place to stay! The sunsets and sunrises were the best during our time in CR. When our previous hotel was a nightmare zene and her staff saved the day! If you are going to make the trip to CR make the effort to stay here! If you want a off the beaten path b&b/boutique hotel book it! Craig and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a fabulous holiday and hated to leave. The area is beautiful and Zene and Henner were attentive and lovely hosts. Chrisli and Marco prepared delicious meals and all of our needs were cared for. I hope to return for another visit and recommend it highly. Cristal Azul is very special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just the travel to this paradise-like place of Playa San Miguel is an adventure and a road trip I will remember my entire life, coming from north via Playa Carillo. We first came to their beach bar for a lunch and then got directions up the hill to the hotel... Arriving at the hill top is amazing and the view... More 

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