The Vista Ballena Hotel

The Vista Ballena Hotel is south of Domincal, in the southern Pacific town of Uvita. This part of Costa Rica is most famous for its whale watching tours, but as you’ll see there is an incredible variety of wildlife on land as well.

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  • Check In: 2:00 p.m.
    Check Out: 11:00 a.m.

During your stay here you can pack your itinerary with adventurous tours. Humpback whales visit this area almost year round (the off season is from May until June). Throughout the year you can also see dolphins gamboling near the shore. From the hotel, you can see the famous “Whale’s Tail” sand bar. Take a boat ride to Caño Island for snorkeling, and go kayaking tours of the mangroves along the coast. Voyage into the jungle for bird watching and fascinating hikes.

Vista Ballena Hotel is perched atop a hill overlooking the coast. Jungle covers the land surrounding the hotel. It has 20 rooms and offers a boutique experience. Guests can also book events at the 1,700-square foot (158-sq m) hall. There are smaller spaces for intimate gatherings or smaller meetings.

Rooms come with mini-refrigerators and fully stocked mini-bars. Explore the channels on your cable TV, or just enjoy the view. You can also connect to the Wi-Fi. Air conditioning and daily maid service keep the rooms cool and comfortable. Each room has a fully stocked bathroom with a hairdryer.

There is a space for sunrise meditation and yoga. You can also sign up for a professional massage. Take a dip in the pool, which overlooks the jungle and has three small fountains.

Listen to live music while you dine at the hotel restaurant. Guests can also hear the band play from the poolside bar. This is an open-air restaurant has an incredible view of the landscape, and there’s a free breakfast included in your stay.

  • Facilities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant in Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
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  • Some Rooms Have
  • Wireless Internet

Rooms

Standard Room

Sleeps 3

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Hot Water
Mini Bar
Telephone
Wireless Internet
Deluxe Room

Sleeps 2

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Mini Bar
Mini Refrigerator
Wireless Internet
Superior Room

Sleeps 3

1 King bed

Air Conditioning
Balcony
Cable TV
Fan
Hair Dryer
Mini Bar
Mini Refrigerator
Wireless Internet

Feedback from Travelers

This was the perfect ending to our trip. The rooms are being brought up to standards but were still comfortable. The views were excellent. We were treated each morning to Toucans in the trees outside our patio. The hotel itsself is intimate. The staff was excellent. Johnny was the best. He treated us to good food and great service. The pool, patio, bar and dining area are all together. It was wonderful. They even provided transportaion when we needed a taxi. Keep this hotel on your list.

- LIZ , JAN 2013

Our favorite of all the hotels. Staff was exceptional! Loved their gallo pinto

- VIA , DEC 2012

Very nice... Highly recommend Whales and Dolphins Ecolodge to all!

- BOB R, DEC 2012
The Vista Ballena HotelThe Vista Ballena Hotel Room rates: $15021

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  • Wireless Internet

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