Vista Ballena Hotel
The Hotel Vista Ballena in Uvita offers two private and quiet units with a total of 20 rooms, each with a private and stunning ocean view and balcony.
Jardines del Morete,
Uvita Costa Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 60504
Phones +(506) 2743 8150, Mobile +(506) 6061 7883
Come for the view…Stay for the experience.
Vista Ballena Hotel (previously named “Whales and Dolphins”), in Uvita, offers two private and quiet units with a total of 20 rooms, each with a private and stunning ocean view and balcony. The rooms are comfortably furnished with A/C, cable television, a private bathroom with hair dryer, towels, a coffeemaker, and a refrigerator.
The public areas include a gorgeous view of the ocean, a great restaurant, a sunset bar and lounge area. Plus, there is a huge infinity pool, which is divided into a safe children’s pool, and a wonderfully relaxing adults-only pool. There is free Wi-Fi in all of the public spaces. Our resident sloth, Jimmy, and the numerous toucans and parrots entertain our lucky guests as they relax on the pool decks or dine in the restaurant.
Vista Ballena Hotel and Mi Amore Restaurant complex is a boutique-style resort located on a breathtaking 201-meter-high cliff (660 feet) above sea level, overlooking the “Whale´s Tail” and Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita, Osa county, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica. The wonderful daytime vistas are only matched by the incredible sunsets, which paint the sky crimson and scarlet red.
Under new management since May 2015, our friendly and professional staff speaks both Spanish and English, and is fully committed to making sure that everyone who visits us will enjoy an experience which will create lasting memories.
Whether it is a romantic getaway or a family vacation, a dinner at our fantastic restaurant or a delicious cocktail at our sunset bar, the Vista Ballena Hotel and Mi Amore Restaurant complex is eager to share with you our special piece of paradise.
The rooms have cable TV, air conditioning, and balcony facing the ocean; they also have a small refrigerator and a coffeemaker. The private bathroom has a shower and comes with a hair dryer, toiletries, and towels. You enjoy an unforgettable sight of the ocean from all the rooms.
Other facilities offered include meeting rooms, a ticket service, and a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surrounding areas, including seasonal whale watching, horse riding, hiking, and windsurfing.
1 king bed or 1 single bed
• Sunset Bar
• Infinity Pool
• Surfing lessons and surfing retreats
• Specialized and customized retreat packages for corporate groups, social groups, church groups, etc..
• Honeymoon packages
• Spa packages (pool side, in-room, or private balcony)
• Hairstyle services
• Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
• Minimum check-in age is 18
• Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Children and extra beds.
• Children are welcome.
• Pets are not allowed (service dogs only)
Things to Do
About our Location
Offering an outdoor pool, a spa, and wellness services, Vista Ballena Hotel and Vista Bonita Restaurant is located in Uvita, 4 km (2.5 miles) from Playa Hermosa Beach. Free Wi-Fi access is available in common areas.
Higuerón River is 500 meters away (1,600 feet) and the Marino Ballena National Park is 3 km away (about 2 miles). Juan Santamaría International Airport is a 3-hour drive away, and Quepos Regional Airport is 35 minutes away by car.
The property offers free and secure parking.
Reviews about Vista Ballena Hotel
Here are just a few Reviews in Trip Advisor from our recent visitors:
“My favorite hotel in Costa Rica”
"For us this hotel had it all."
"A great view of Ballena and the ocean, a perfectly placed pool for watching the sun go down or the toucans hop in the trees while you swim. Clean, nice rooms with comfortable beds, mini-fridge, A/C, and a balcony facing the ocean. The food is extremely affordable compared to other places around, and is to die for; we usually eat outside of hotels, but we got hooked on the food here and kept coming back for supper."
“The owners are a sweet, friendly couple and the staff is super helpful. We mentioned we were looking for a sloth, and that evening they came to find us to show us one by the pool. We also saw a kinkajou, an anteater, macaws, and toucans.”
“The hotel is also situated between several places to visit, including some amazing waterfalls, a natural waterslide, and waterfalls you can swim in. Also, you can admire the caves at Ventanas Beach, Marino Ballena National Park; most places are only a few dollars admission, nice and affordable for the budget traveler.”
“We will definitely be going back next year.”
“Room Tip: All rooms have ocean views”
“This hotel was recommended to us by a lady we met in Costa Rica, so we decided to give it a try. It is well worth the steep drive up to the hotel; there is a fabulous pool and a restaurant that look out over the sea below – it’s a spectacular view, and watching the sunset was awesome. What makes this place even more special is the friendly and professional staff who are all eager to make your stay comfortable. Rooms are nice with A/C and good beds – the view from the rooms is just as spectacular as in the restaurant area, and we even had a toucan sitting on the tree beside our balcony!”