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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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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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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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Hamilton, Canada
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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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