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La Ballena Roja Beach Bungalows

Camino a Playa Colonia (Road to Colonia Beach) | Playa Colonia-Playa Chaman, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atenas, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My daughter and I just stayed for 2 nights and loved it. Scott was great as was Spencer, who works there; helpful and friendly. They will book local tours for you if you like. Daughter took surf lessons with Steven, who owns 'Nana's Surf', right next to Ballena Roja. If you're looking for low-key, clean and comfortable, steps away from... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The owners Scot and Kristi are really nice and have a great property!! Cute rustic rooms, steps to the beach and their pizza restaurant next door. The rooms are very clean, fans provided, huge shower and free wifi too. Fun experience overall. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The cabines are nice, we can see that it was made with love ! The owners are both absolutely great. They will provide good advice and service which is a big plus when you don't have a car like us. There is a bus stop at 300m just make sure you stop there. The beach is very close and the... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This small but very nicely renewed place is run by Scott and Kristy. They did put a lot of effort into making it nice and comfortable with lots of colors and love! You can rent out bikes which is really convenient for a short bike ride to the very close beach. They help out wherever they can. Just ask...can't say... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Stayed one night (xmas eve!). Restaurant had on a dinner special, traditional pork in delicious sauce, great value. Location was steps away from the beach, rooms were spacious, clean, secure with hot showers, WiFi and fans. Owners were a really nice American couple who live next door with their dogs. They were very friendly/helpful. Definitely recommend, would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Love this place, Had to find a spot on short notice for a couple days, and I'm glad this was it! Scott and Kristy make you feel right at home and have plenty of info about the area to keep you busy and enjoying your stay. I highly recommend the pizza Scott makes on Mondays. Nice accommodations, they've put in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We spent a very good time in this charming area. Kristy and Scott are so kind and carefull. Dearly recommended! The hotel is close to the Uvita beach, el parque nacional de ballena, and 3 km from Uvita city center with all shops and markets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Kristy and Scott will greet you and will do all in their power (and even more!) to make sure you have a wonderful time. The rooms are beautiful, freshly renovated. Nice beds, nice hot private shower, two effective fans. Kristy and Scott worked very hard to transform this place into a little paradise. A lot of places to sit in... More 

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've stayed here a couple of times recently with my boyfriend and we'll keep going back. We live up on a mountain and sometimes want to go to the beach and catch up with friends in town. Ballena Roja Bungalows are perfect for us as they are close to the beach, in a quiet location (every time we've stayed, we've... More 

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Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

we enjoyed staying 6 nights at this place with the owners Scot and Kristie. they are a lovely couple from the US and very helpful in terms of organizing tours and helping you if the bus doesn't run on time ;-) the beach is very close. the only disadvantage is the entrance fee for the national park which allows you... More 

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