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Las Terrazas de Ballena

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1 km up road across from the Gas station, Uvita, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We spent a fantastic week at Terrazas de Ballena in April 2015. At first, the unmade road up the terrazas got us really worried. After the long trip we had just had from Arenal, that last kilometer was hard, even with a little 4x4. However, as soon as we arrived, we realized it had been well worth the effort !... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We said in the Mono suite and loved everything about Las Tarrazas - it is even a fun adventure driving up to the place! We had a lovely view off our balcony - in fact each bungalow has a great view. You feel nestled in the jungle with just the sounds of birds, frogs, cicadas, and of course, the loud... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

First thing first: you need a 4x4 to get up the driveway into this hotel. The road leading to it is very bumpy and a bit steep, and the final driveway is a bit challenging to navigate. With that said, once you arrive, wonderful views down to the ocean and whale's tale at Marino Ballena park will greet you. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed at Las Terrazas de Ballena for 3 nights starting on January 24th through the 27th. The bungalows are beautiful and the beds are really comfortable and fit 4 adults very comfortably. The outside kitchens were perfect for making a couple meals and there is a great grocery store at the bottom of the hill (Definitely need a 4x4... More 

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Salt Lake City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was my best experience in Costa Rica by far! We stayed 4 nights and loved every minute. Carla, the manager, couldn't have been more helpful. Not only did she make us a different delicious breakfast every morning, she helped us with tours, restaurant sugestions, a stuck rental car, and finding a new hotel when Pirate Cove in Drake Bay... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great place to stay. Very clean room and pool, Rather remote and sufficiently far from the highway, so the only noise you will experience is a bounch of screaming frogs! Comfortable chairs at your personal balcony as well as at the lovely pool. Note that this is a B&B so do not expect lunch and dinner. However,... More 

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed 4 nights and rented 2 bungalows (family of 5). The cabins are lovely, with all the creature comforts you'll need in the jungle, and more (WiFi, TV, little kitchen area outside). Breakfast is absolutely fantastic and changes every day, it alone is worth the price. Really great breakfast - plan in some time to eat and enjoy it!... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at terrazas de ballena which happend to be an absolute great choice! Very remote in the rainforest between all kinds of wildlife but with everything you need available. The cabin felt like home and we had a great view on the sea. The staff also made us feel like we where home. They were very friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were there for a week and a half. There were three of us -- me, my wife, and my 4 year old daughter. We all had a wonderful time. There are reviews here about the road up to the bungalows: that you need a four wheel-drive vehicle to get up to the place. They're basically right. I had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautifull hotel in the jungle with a fantastic view. The hosts are very friendly and helpfull, they gave us a lot of tips and must-do's. There is a nice pool, clean and cozy bungalows and also a good breakfast! Close to a waterfall (cascada verde) and also good places to eat nearby. Great experience!!!!

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