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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this beautiful hotel for the Afro Flow yoga retreat, the grand opening of the hart centre on the yoga deck which was such an incredible experience. Firstly, the staff...By far the most helpful, caring, attentive, and genuinely compassionate team I have ever come across in a hotel. By the end of the trip I felt like I...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place has it all--restaurant, bar, evening entertainment, spiritual center with sunset yoga, infinity pool, view of the ocean and whale's tail from every guest room, and the most magnificent sunsets over the ocean from the bar, from the restaurant, from the spiritual center, and from the pool! All guest rooms have private balconies with ocean view. The restaurant features...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a night when a band was playing and had a wonderful time! Great service, good food and fabulous views over the pacific. The bruschetta appetizer was very good and the shrimp in garlic was very good. A little hard to find but well worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One is almost instantly made at home by being greeted by the hotel owner Sue. She is wonderful! The views are the 2nd thing you notice as they are stunning, you can see the surrounding hills but mosty the Whale's tail and the Pacific and the sunset is magical. The staff is super friendly and although we had some issues...

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Uxbridge, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up leaving the house we had rented in Manuel Antonio prematurly. The place is way too touristy for us and everything is an excursion. Its like you are on a cruise or at an all inclusive. so we packed up and headed south. What a great idea that was. We ended up at vista ballena by chance. It...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've visited the Vista Ballena several times for dinner and even wrote a glowing experience about it. So naturally, when I was back down in the region I planned to visit the restaurant even though my favourite server is no longer working there. Well. What a difference a year makes. Whereas my last experience was great, this time around was...

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Management response:

We appreciate and thank you for taking the time to write your review. First and foremost I would like to apologize that your recent experience at Mi Amore restaurant was not a pleasant one. We strive to make everyone's experience as positive and memorable as possible and we are disheartened to hear that yours was less than that. We have...

Oakland, California
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were so pleased and impressed after driving up the winding road to this commanding location overlooking miles of the Pacific coast. The staff were so pleasant, food was delicious and the infinity pool offered awesome views. Definitely worth a visit for dinner or a stay for a week.

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Newmarket
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Stunning view. Beautiful pool. We just went for drinks and the view, both were awesome. Clear blue day, great view very good piña coladas. Also have a hotel. Contact them about their specials. A hike up the mountain, but that is how you get a view like that! 4x4 recommended.

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Rockwall, United States
Reviewed January 5, 2017

I stayed with my family of 6 at this beautiful property, the hotel is a the top of a hill with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean and Ballena beach, there are big trees where you can watch exotic birds, we saw several Tucans. The swimming pool is wonderful and relaxing. Food is excellent, 5 stars to the chef. Rooms...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed January 2, 2017

I really like my stay on this hotel, the view from the room was beautiful; and going to the infinity edge pool makes the view even better. The room was clean and everyone was very friendly. The restaurant had great food with a very good taste. Totally recommend this option for Uvita.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is dramatically located on a bluff overlooking Ballena Marina Park, the pacific coast and Cano Island, This national park includes the largest coral reef on the pacific side of Costa Rica. This wildlife sanctuary protects different species of whales and dolphins together with other marine life. We can offer you the best of both worlds: rich rainforest combined with abundant marine life. Walk into the "green world" of immense biodiversity right on your doorstep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Ballena Hotel

Address: Jardines del Morete | 17 Km. Sur de Playa Dominical, Uvita de Osa 1 Puntarenas, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Whales and Dolphins)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Price Range: $104 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vista Ballena Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
Vista Ballena Hotel Costa Rica/Uvita
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“3rd floor! tallest part best views”
 of 5 bubbles nickt273, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Upper 12 rooms all have the great balcony view”
 of 5 bubbles Pulfy, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have the same amazing view”
 of 5 bubbles JungleJosh, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is best around bar area, while spotty in the room. Guests must climb stairs to get from room to pool, bar and restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles 866chasr, Mar 24, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have ocean views”
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 of 5 bubbles surfettt, Feb 25, 2016 | Read review
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