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Cristal Azul

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

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 1 week ago via mobile

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live part time in Costa Rica as an escape from the cold weather in the states. I have traveled all over this amazing country as well as many other wonderful destinations around the world. Crystal Azul will go down as one of my favorites! Zene and her husband, along with the staff went out of their way to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My Lonely Planet guide said that Playa San Miguel was possibly the most stunning beach in Costa Rica - so we set off the find this beach. Cristal Azul is located part way up the mountain (via a private road) with stunning views of the Pacific, beach and surrounding lush vegetation. The rooms were the best we had during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I reviewed Cristal Azul in December 2012, and in that review I suggested that we'd try to go back again. Well, we just returned from our second stay at Cristal Azul and it was really fantastic! Together with family and two other couples, we purposely booked the whole place for ourselves. Zene was fantastic to work with in advance, she... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had the most amazing, relaxing, and enjoyable time at this resort. The food was exceptional. Our “cabina” was spacious, comfortable and excellently maintained. The staff was friendly and beyond attentive and even went out of their way to help without being asked (someone on staff kept washing the sand off our car and rinsed our surf boards for us... More 

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Cristal Azul is a little slice of heaven located between Mal Pais and Samara, both of which we had considered as our destination prior to finding this hotel here on TripAdvisor! We are thrilled that we opted for a longer drive on bumpier roads, it was more than worth it as we trekked across the countryside and through small villages.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I had the most amazing time on our honeymoon at Cristal Azul. Zene and Henner were perfect hosts - attentive when we needed them but not overbearing. They let us do our own thing which was exactly what we were looking for! The views were amazing but the showstopper was the food! Local, fresh-caught, home-made....it was nothing... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stayed at Crystal Azul in early October 2013 on our honeymoon, and it was excellent. Beyond excellent in fact, but Trip Advisor only allows 5 stars.... This is a small, cozy resort that is off the beaten path. Set in a beautiful hideaway at the peak of a hill, it offers breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding countryside.... More 

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Address: 1KM Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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