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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 2 weeks ago
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Washington DC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about this hotel and the owners. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon in February 2013 and traveled around the country a bit. Cristal Azul was our first stop on the trip and was by far our favorite part of the trip. It is a hike... More

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Pescadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe it was on Trip Advisor that we found Cristal Azul originally with the four of us planning our trip (2 from Michigan, 2 from California) agreeing this is where we would spend the majority of our time in Costa Rica. We were not disappointed! Seems we were there "between seasons" so we had the place to ourselves for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I spent a day here whilst volunteering at Pretoma (sea turtle conservation) down at the beach. The hosts were absolutely fantastic, and served us wonderful wine while we laid out by the pool! This property probably has one of the most fantastic views in Costa Rica! Really recommend watching the sunset go down:)

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

After meeting Haner at Playa San Miguel and finding out his place was were we were to meet our friends for sunset we followed him to his mountain paradise hotel. You definitely need a 4x4 to get to the hotel, but it is worth the drive, the view is amazing he showed us the rooms they were clean and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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
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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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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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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): $$$
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Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel

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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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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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