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Elan at Ballena Beach

Kilometer 170, Ballena 60504 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
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Updated 06/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Ballena
Elan at Ballena Beach, a luxurious resort development nestled along a narrow stretch of southwestern Costa Rican coastline known as Costa Ballena. There aren’t many vacation homes where one of the best beaches in Costa Rica is at your doorstep, a national park is your next-door neighbor, and an incredible resort with private pools and modern day conveniences surround you. The resort features a series of elevated pools and Jacuzzi, outdoor BBQ and dining pavilion, spa treatments, 24 hour security, cleaning and concierge services, nature trails, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and secure parking. All two and three bedroom units are tastefully furnished and decorated. All units are air/conditioned and include cable TV and high speed internet. The kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to feel at home. The main large terrace in your vacation home lets you interact with monkeys and amazing colorful birds native to the area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Joey H Schulz wrote a review Jul 2021
Segovia, Spain7 contributions2 helpful votes
Staying at Elan was an amazing experience, having a private beach was the highlight of our trip. We were going to stay for a few days, and we ended up staying for 2 months. Its is clean, safe, and had a luxury feel to it. The staff is very helpful and took care of every request our groups had. I highly recommend this place if you want some peace in nature but with a luxury feel We work remote, and having a fast and reliable internet connection is a must, they have fiber optic which made it that much better, thus we were able to extend our vacation much longer.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
David G wrote a review Jun 2021
Uxbridge, Ontario2 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want peace and tranquility amid a beautiful tropical setting this is for you. Easy access to a great private beach , with an abundance of Macaws, Parrots , Monkeys and a few minutes from the town of Uvita. Taxis,Tours, rentals and Airport shuttles all can be arranged through a friendly, attentive and multi- lingual Staff. Two thumbs up!’
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Destination Homes Costa Rica, Owner at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mr. David, it was a pleasure having you here as a guest. Thank you for sharing with other travelers your experience about the wonders of staying in Elan. We hope to have you back in the future. A virtual hug! Thank you.
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pintamacha wrote a review Mar 2020
Escazu, Costa Rica13 contributions28 helpful votes
We live in San Jose - could go anywhere - have returned three times now. Easy to get to, surrounded by nature, comfortable, luxurious, amazing facilities, good as private beach, safe to swim in sea, incredible pools too, close to some great restarants - Citrus was our favorite - will return
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: ground floor or top floor
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Response from Destination Hom... C, Guest Relations Manager at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded Mar 24, 2020
It was a pleasure to have you here one more time. Thank you for taking care of our beautiful Residences every time you come, we feel satisfied seeing your family enjoy the pools, sun, and sand. We will be looking forward to having you again. Thank you!!
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maria w wrote a review Mar 2020
Pleasanton, California12 contributions
This was a gorgeous condo, spacious and comfortable and clean, the beach was literally steps away, and it was really quiet and relaxing. The condo staff (Camilla) were super helpful and friendly. WE had a great time, Camilla heped us to organize all our activities, rental car, snorkeling, ziplining, mangrove tour, it was easy to get around, convenient local shops and restaurants, a fantastic location for a fun family vacation
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Destination Hom... C, Guest Relations Manager at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Hello Maria!!! You were very nice guests. It was a pleasure to help you plan great vacations to enjoy all the wonders Bahía Ballena has to offer. We hope to see you again and thank you for taking care of our place!
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Lisa F wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
In January we had the pleasure of staying in the 4C Rainforest View Residence at Elan at Ballena Beach. The staff could not have be nicer and helpful, property amenities were outstanding, and our unit was perfectly outfitted with all we needed in our home away from home. We spent our days relaxing on the pristine beach, kayaking to the three sisters, paddle boarding, and afternoons hanging by the pool watching monkeys swing by - what more could you ask for? We will without a doubt we will be back to this little piece of heaven.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Obhcr, Gerente at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded Jan 24, 2020
Dear lisafG3317QE, We love knowing that the experience at Elan at Ballena Beach was so positive and relaxing. We work every day to offer our guests the best stay of their lives, and we love knowing that you want to visit us again soon. We look forward to seeing you soon, Elan at Ballena Beach
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$426 - $661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasBallena
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elan at Ballena Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Elan at Ballena Beach?
Nearby attractions include Playa Ventanas (1.9 miles), Uvita Beach (5.0 miles), and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elan at Ballena Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elan at Ballena Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elan at Ballena Beach?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Elan at Ballena Beach?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elan at Ballena Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bagel Time Bakery, Pizza Time, and Ballena Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elan at Ballena Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Elan at Ballena Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elan at Ballena Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elan at Ballena Beach?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elan at Ballena Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Elan at Ballena Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.