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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 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I like to think of this place as a destination address. This is very much a boutique hotel, so it is tailored for you. To see the sunset from the infinity pool is truly an experience you will not forget soon. The staff are friendly, the food is amazing and the owners have a wonderful collection of very friendly dogs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely spot, great views great hostess, great breakfast. it's worth the effort to drive there, one hour on dirt roads. Miles of deserted pristine beach, beautiful sea for swimming. This place is VERY private and literally of a very beaten track. Rooms a functional.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband Joey and I had the chance to meet Henner and Zene Morales at their restaurant on the beach (amazing fish tacos by the way) and they were nice enough to invite us to Cristal Azul for some breakfast the next day. Honestly, Cristal Azul is what dreams are made of. It's a slice of paradise with an amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family (2 college age children) spent Christmas and New Years Eve 2015 at Cristal Azul and it was all we could have hoped for-- quiet, unplugged relaxation, but with all the amenities we needed. Zene and Henner can help you plan your days with local and interesting activities, and they serve up beautiful meals, as much or as little... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The first words that came out of our mouths when we get out of the car once arrived at Cristal Azul, after a rough driving day on the dusty road between mal Pais and Playa san Miguel, were .. WOW The view from the parking, from the bungalow, from the bar area, from the infinite pool, well, from everywhere, is... More 

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Cole Camp, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We arrived after dark and were greeted by the most friendly, warmest couple to ever run a bed and breakfast - Henner and Zene. While we were way past the normal dining time, they didn't hesitate to serve us a delicious dinner of fresh fish and fresh vegetables. The next morning we woke up and were greeted with one of... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Can't go wrong in this beautiful spot. If you are looking to stay in a spot with the most breathtaking view, amazing hosts that know everything about their country, lovely private rooms with outdoor showers, monkeys howling in the morning, an infinity pool that looks out to the ocean, incredible food and cocktails too all made from the freshest local... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Cristal Azul has the most amazing view ever. Make sure to go and rent some boards and surf the waves, the surf is very fun!!!! Henner makes the best ceviche and Zene makes the best pizza. The accommodations are very comfortable and classy. The pool is always well kept and has a world class view!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Up on a hill overlooking the beautiful Playa San Miguel, we had an incredible view of the mountains and the ocean. The infinity pool looks directly over the ocean and is absolutely stunning. The rooms were lovely, everything had a special touch, including a spacious bathroom, with charming outdoor protected shower. There is wildlife everywhere and you feel like you... More 

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New York City
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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