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1KM Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel, Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica
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Cristal Azul
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at this 4 room inn. Because you need a 4x4 to get up to Cristal Azul it is easier to eat dinner(not inexpensive) at the hotel . It would be nice to have more variety for dinner The beach is gorgeous --absolutely clean and no people -loved walking early morning . The hosts(Zene and Henner) were... More

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Hola Mary! We had a good time with you both as well! Thank you for your review! It is always helpful to hear feedback from past guests and whenever possible, we make any changes that will help improve the the experience for future guests. We appreciate the effort it takes to reach us on this remote beach, which is why... More

Nyack, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful location! Our room, the small lodge and the pool were special and the hosts were welcoming. The road up to Cristal Azul requires 4x4. As there are few dining options more effort could be put into meals.

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Mendham, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From our first communication with Zene, We looked forward to meeting she and Henner and visiting their piece of "paradise" in Playa San Miguel! We were interested to meet this school teacher from Boston who was drawn to Costa Rica by a charming fishing captain. In Cristal Azul, they have "gifted" their guests with a million dollar setting overlooking expansive... More

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New Rochelle, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Such a nice place to stay. The host are great and will accomodate you in any way you need. If you want to be busy they will hook you up and if you say we are good they will be happy to let you just do your own thing. My son and me happened to be the only guest which... More

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Berkeley, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

There is so much to say about Cristal Azul… What an amazing place. Zene and Henner have created a little paradise on the coast of the Nicoya peninsula, in the most beautiful setting. The service is personal and gracious, and so pampering! We felt like royalty. The place itself is stunning. Look at the pictures… The aesthetics of their design... More

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Hola! Thanks so much for the kind words about Cristal Azul and for sharing your experience with people considering a staying with us! This is a very small, private place and guests like the both of you really "get" what it is we are trying to offer! Your appreciation of the comfort, amenities, immersion with nature and the fresh local,... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Truly breathtaking views that were almost too beautiful to be real! Loved the remote, authentic experience and would go again in a second! Zene and Henner were wonderful hosts and make the stay so comfortable and inviting. Food was excellent as well. If 10 stars were an option, that's what we would give! Go see Butterfly Mike, too.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

First of all I'd like to apologize to Zene and Henner for how long it's taken us to write this review, but fresh off another adventure, this time to a couple Caribbean islands, we felt compelled to write about our experience last year. I'll make it short and sweet, if you want to stay in an all-inclusive, drink all day,... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

we stayed here 6 nights feb 2014,,we like away from the crowds,,,this was it,,,the view and the service was impecable ,,the hosts could not have been more helpful,,they even took my wife and i to a local rodeo as their guests,,,dinners at the ranchero also were awesome,,great setting,,great meals ,,and perfect view,,,,the beach in this area is long,wide and almost... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Unsurpassed views of an amazing paradise in Costa Rica. Cristal Azul sits several hundred feet above the Playa San Miguel coast line, and has truly breathtaking views of the entire beach. You wake to sounds of waves in the distance, and stroll to the pool for AM coffee. Sunset drinks on the deck were a highlight. It's easy to lounge... More

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Grinnell, Iowa, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My family (two college age kids, two parents) just returned from Costa Rica and Cristal Azul was the highlight of our trip. We found it difficult to tear ourselves away and wish that we had booked a larger portion of our trip here. The owners, Zene and Henner, are very attentive and responded to all our needs. The food is... More

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Additional Information about Cristal Azul

Also Known As:
Cristal Azul Hotel
Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
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
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Playa San Miguel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cristal Azul Boutique Retreat offers discerning travelers a perfect touch of luxury off the beaten path. Stunning views and simple elegance await the adventurous spirit looking for the ultimate in privacy, comfort and tranquility in a pristine and remote tropical setting. Private Chef, Farm to Table/Mar a Mesa Typical Cuisine. 4WD and love of adventure required! ... more   less 

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