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Elan at Ballena Beach

Kilometer 170, Ballena 60504 Costa Rica
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kids pool
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Secured parking
Free internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Horseback riding
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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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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Response from Obhcr, Gerente at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
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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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!!!
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Response from Destination Hom... C, Manager at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Dear worldtraveler9980, We are delighted you shared your experience on this window so everyone can learn about our place, we are ready to provide the services to our guests with the same energy and passion we did with you, thank you very much for your kind words, we hope to be able to host you soon at Elan at Ballena Beach, Best regards
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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.
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Response from Destination Hom... C, Manager at Elan at Ballena Beach
Responded Jan 2, 2020
Hola Karen, we are so glad you and your family had a great time at Elan! Our staff strives to make every stay a unique and memorable experience at our properties, we thank you again and look forward to your next visit to Elan at Playa Ballena, Uvita. Yours truly, Olman
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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!
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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.
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$402 - $792 (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.
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 Pizza Time, The Bamboo Room, 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 washing machine 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.