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.
Elan at Ballena Beach is a wonderful place to stay! The rooms are very modern and comfortably furnished with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The pool is beautiful but the amazing private beach made the trip!! They even provide fun things like paddle boards to use!! This is an excellent place to stay as a couple or a family!! Can’t wait to return for another visit to this paradise!!!
Fully equipped apartments, beautiful pool area and a privileged beach access. Boogie boards, surf boards and kayaks included for visitor use. Friendly and attentive staff on site. If you plan to cook your meals, make sure to ask if your unit includes basic tools such as cutting boards, roasting pans, etc. No restaurant onsite, but many great options in the area.
We booked this condo on the recommendation of a family friend who lives in Ojochal. He told us the Axiom group are terrific and was he ever right. Everything was perfect. We got a great deal, all of our requests were taken care of: Vanessa and Olman arranged our transfer to and from the airport, our car rental (which was delivered and picked up at Elan) our tours...all exactly as promised. The facility itself is beautiful. All the photos you see here from Axiom and other vacationers are true representations. The beach was the best in Uvita by far, and we had it basically to ourselves the entire time. Ariel the lifeguard (and his partner - sorry man I never did get your name....) were super nice and helpful and there from sunrise to sunset. This is a bonus if you have kids and/or not quite ready for the waves and tides of the pacific ocean (though Playa Ballena is one of the calmest in Puntarenas). Security is around but discreet and all the staff are super friendly. Wifi everywhere, even at the beach. We would come back to Elan and recommend it to anyone - especially first timers to Uvita or Costa Rica who want to be near the beach or not quite ready to navigate a rental house in the hills as we were. Elan was a perfect hub for an unforgettable family vacation to a true paradise! Tips: Depending on the rental unit you may need a few basics/kitchen things as well as your food/drinks. The BM in Uvita has everything you'll need. There is a farmers market on Saturdays which is lovely, also one in Ojochal on Thursday I think and in Dominical on Fridays. Tons of restaurants (some outstanding) and Sodas (local food) around - fun to try out different places. There is a communal BBQ and tent and prep area at the beach and pool. Elan has kayaks, surfboards, boogie boards and SUPs to use for free. Loungers/umbrellas/chairs at the beach, lots of shade too. Water from the tap is fine to drink (as was anywhere we went). Lots of birds and wildlife around!…
The reason I come to Costa Rica is because of the nice beaches and Elan at Ballena beach is exactly what I was looking for. It has a semi-private beach and we enjoyed every moment at this luxurious apartment. There’s no one at the beach the morning we went and only a few people in the afternoon. The apartment is very well equipped with oven, toaster and dish washing machines, laundry and drying machines, etc. Towels and linens are very good quality too. Highly recommend to travellers who wants to live next to a very beautiful beach with great sunset view.