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Cooperstown, New York
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not to be missed! Do please make sure that you have appropriate vehicle to get there and a designated driver to get you down the hill if you are not staying there but- the food, staff and especially the view will make you want to stay awhile! We had a wedding reception here that rocked- lots of people in the...

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Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were recommended to go have lunch in this restaurant whilst visiting Uvita for the day and we are so pleased that we did. The hotel's elevated position offers spectacular views of the Whales Tail of Uvita beach. We had a lovely lunch which was very reasonably priced and we were looked after brilliantly by Marvin, our waiter. After lunch...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have just returned from a 5 day stay at Whales and Dolphins and can genuinely say they have the best employees I have ever come across. Warm, friendly, helpful and so cheerful! Particular thanks to Jason and Raul for looking after me and making sure I had a wonderful stay. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and all...

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I was here last year for New Years and returned this year over Christmas and the owners just continue to improve on something that is hard to improve on. It's been a little over a year since they took over and they have made it a warm friendly place to stay and relax. The staff; Raul, Roger, Johnny, Jason they...

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Rocky Mountain House
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Did not stay at the hotel. No one was available to seat us so we asked if we could sit anywhere. "No." was the answer. 12 minutes until someone brought a menu. 14 minutes before we received a glass of water and ordered beers. 15 minutes to take food order. 35 minutes to receive overcooked, unrecognizable fish dinner, cold side...

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We did not stay at the hotel but experienced a wonderful time at the bar and restaurant. Johnny greeted us and introduced himself before he took our drink order. The kids played in the pool while we enjoyed the sunset and spectacular view of the Whale's Tail at Marine Ballena down below. We had such a great happy hour, we...

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Memphis, Tennessee
Reviewed December 24, 2013

While we did not stay at the hotel we sure did enjoy the restaurant and bar! Very nice people and superior service in the edge of a remote juggle. The property has recently and still is being renovated by own Tim Fenton and family. The property has the feel of luxury with a personal touch. The staff is beyond excellent,...

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Charleston, SC
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We did not stay here because we prefer smaller resorts but we did go here 2 nights in a row for sunset cocktails. The view is incomparable! The staff was great. We were the only ones in the whole place because we were just before the busy season, but the staff nonetheless made us feel very welcomed. I loved that...

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Florida
Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had no trouble with the road/driveway,but it was dry during our stay. We liked the pool area the best. The view from the room,pool,and grounds was outstanding. The hotel grounds were beautifully landscaped. The nachos and breakfast were delicious (fried eggs a little overdone). The staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was great,everything worked well. We would...

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

rainy season is a challenge if you want stay in this hotel. it takes a while to get up to the hotel on a slippery road. it was a good hotel but we tought the price was a bit high if you looked at condition the room was in (just some extra look at detail in bath and bedroom)...the view...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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  • Multilingual Staff
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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

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 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vista Ballena 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Whales And Dolphins Ecolodge
Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
Vista Ballena Costa Rica/Uvita
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“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
“Top building. top floor had awesome views.”
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 of 5 bubbles CEThigpen80132, Dec 15, 2015 | Read review
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