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Las Terrazas de Ballena

1 km up road across from the Gas station, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 7 Uvita B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
lauren1974 Canmore, AB
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Canmore, AB
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely staff, great views, awesome pool, nice grounds and gardens, great bungalow. Quick and easy drive up the dirt road, so close to beaches yet in the jungle! We saw a lot of toucans from our deck. Great choice in Uvita.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! if you love being in nature this is definitely the place to go to in Uvita. John the owner is a very nice guy and will do everything to make sure you have a good experience! Thank you John!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a superb location....on a hill above Uvita and the lovely Playa Ballena, in the forest with lovely views. There are just three bungalows, aimed mainly at outdoor living. Each has a huge deck with loungers, a dining table and chairs and a kitchen. The bedroom has a king and a double bed (these are in the same room) and... More

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Bremen, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful place. Ideal for resting. Surrounded by the jungle. Nice staff. Liliana takes care of the property while Carla makes sure that you have a great time visiting the highlight of the area. Jonathan, the owner, was kind enough to bring us to the city on a couple of occasions. Nice casita: we stayed... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at Las Terrazas in December of 2013 with our two young children and our friends who also had two young children. We had a great time here! The location has a spectacular view of the Pacific and every sunset is rewarding! The property is multi-level with some well kept gardens and some areas that are more wild -... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

The road was so steep and with only large rocks that slipped under the tires, we ended up almost over the mountain, only a tree stopped us from going over. Sustained $500 in damages to my car!!!!! We have a Pioneer 4x4!!!!! I was born in Costa Rica and have been on many back roads .... Nothing like that.

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Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and wished that we stayed longer. We just drove up without reservation and luckily they had a vacancy. We were greeted by Lilliana as we drove up and she gave us a warm welcome. At first we were just going to stay for one night but we loved it so much that we decided... More

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San Jose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

They have only 3 bungalows; it makes you feel been in a place just for you. The views are spectacular because you are in the top of a mountain. The beds, bath and other facilities are excellent. You can have a pool for your own. Excellent service and delicious breakfast. Near all you want: restaurants, supermarkets, beaches, the whale tale.

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We read some of the bad critiques about Terrazas de Ballena here (as we always do to sniff out the reality of a place) and I think it's worth debunking some of it: 1) The road up the hill is NOTHING. I don't know what the people who had trouble getting up there were driving and who they were. But... More

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Bruges, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We had a bit mixed feelings about Las Terrazas de Ballena because we expected it to be a bit more luxurious. We had the feeling that this place is a little bit outdated and needs some improvements. What we liked: The position is secluded and full of flowers (steep way up with a 4x4, the last meters were even hard... More

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TerrazasdeBallena, Owner at Las Terrazas de Ballena, responded to this review

Thank you for your concerns. We are currently addressing them. 1) We understand that our breakfasts need improvement. We now are getting baked goods for breakfast from a local bakery. We now offer a substantial continental breakfast. We are also giving guests choices which could include bagels with cream cheese, croissants, pastries, or breakfast sandwiches. All breakfasts also include fresh... More

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Also Known As:
Las Terrazas De Ballena Costa Rica/Uvita
Address: 1 km up road across from the Gas station, Uvita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the hills above Ballena National Park is nestled Costa Rica's smallest Jungle Boutique Hotel - Las Terrazas de Ballena. With its spectacular ocean views of the "Whales Tail" reef and Cano Island, the Las Terrazas de Ballena has furnishings inspired and imported from Thailand. Las Terrazas de Ballena is a three-acre compound that looks like is is floating in the jungle. The bungalows and our tropical swimming pool have the same spectacular view of the only Whale Park in Costa Rica (Ballena National Park). ... more   less 
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