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    Cristal Azul

    Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel 1KM, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
    011 506 8869 6633
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    “pool table” (19 reviews)
    “infinity pool” (38 reviews)
    “outdoor shower” (17 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 171 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I can't describe how amazing this place it is but I can promise you that once you go there, you will wanna go back next year, and year after that, and year after that... You will love the nature around, delicious food, family atmosphere(thanks to...More

    Thank Paulina B
    Reviewed October 31, 2017

    Truly a unique place! At the top of a mounting in front of the beach, you will find the amazing Cristal Azul. I was there with my GF for our 1 year anniversary and we were astonished by the beauty of this place that both...More

    1  Thank Tomas A
    Reviewed September 17, 2017

    What a great place. Zene and Heiner were awsome hosts, making us feel as if it was our place! The rooms were perfect. The huge central gazebo where everything hapens and the infinite pool looking over the sea is just magical. This was defenetely one...More

    Thank Bernard H
    Reviewed July 28, 2017

    The place is on top of a hill, facing the ocean. Unreal - was the word most often coming to my mind. Beaches empty to the horizon, private swimming pool, monkeys visiting you every morning, great food and friendly people. Unforgettable. We just stayed one...More

    Thank SOPHIE P
    Response from SandpiperCR, Owner at Cristal AzulResponded July 29, 2017

    Sophie, thank you!!! We truly appreciate your time to write such kind words about us and your time at Cristal Azul. Hosting you both was our pleasure and our time spent together was as always, like visiting with old friends. The music lives on in...More

    Reviewed May 17, 2017

    I volunteered in Costa Rica for six months and traveled extensively throughout the country spending weekends on both coasts, zip lining,visiting volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs,museums, you name it I've been there. Four years later I returned to CR with a couple of friends, one friend...More

    Thank suzy m
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Outdoor pool
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    • Price range
    • $191 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Smoking rooms available
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa San Miguel
    • Also Known As
    • Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel ,
    • Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
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    "For privacy, try to get the cabina at the far end so you have no foot traffic in front of glass doors."
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    "There are not too many rooms -- I don't think you can get a bad one!"
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