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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Spoil yourself! Cristal Azul is one of those rare gems of a getaway that achieves “rustic meets luxury” perfectly. We are seasoned travelers and were blown away by the location and fabulous setting of Cristal Azul, do not let the stories of the road turn you away, it is well worth the journey. This is a low-key informal resort with... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent 6 nights here in August 2014 for a romantic getaway. We had planned this trip for months and it was everything we had dreamed of and more. The location was remote, accommodations fantastic, hosts Zene and Henner were engaging and the food was delicious. A perfect romantic getaway, we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Crystal Azul for one day and one night with a few of my fellow volunteers of Pretoma. It was the perfect vacation spot with wonderful fresh food, incredible service, and of course, the most beautiful view in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I volunteered with Earthrace and Pretoma to protect sea turtle eggs from poachers and on my night off I decided to stay at Cristal Azul. Customer service was outstanding - I was able to get a ride to the hotel from our station house on Playa Costa De Oro instead of carrying all my stuff across an estuary at high... More 

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed at Cristal Azul as a treat while doing sea turtle volunteer work in the area for Pretoma and it was purely magnificent get-away splendor. Unlike other hotels, here you are pampered in this gorgeous setting and become part of an intimate gathering reminiscent of days-gone-by where guests actually sit, eat, drink, and talk together with the owners and... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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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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Also Known As:
Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel

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