Hotel Vista Ballena, puesta de sol en el paraíso, Vista Ballena Hotel, sunset view

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It is located in Uvita among the mountainous jungles of Costa Ballena in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. More than just a tropical resort, in this place, you will discover the hidden treasures and the sustenance of nature for the soul. With a meeting room, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a wellness center, and restaurant service, it is ideal for retreats, conventions, wedding celebrations, social or business events.

Jardines del Morete,
Uvita Costa Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 60504
Phones +(506) 2743 8150, Mobile +(506) 6061 7883

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Sunset in paradise, what a place to enjoy!

The Vista Ballena Hotel (previously called Whales and Dolphins), offers two private and quiet accommodation units with 20 rooms each.  They all have a balcony with a spectacular view of the ocean. The rooms are very comfortable and have air conditioning, cable TV, private bathroom with hairdryer, towels, coffee maker, and 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.

Enjoy the breathtaking sunset in paradise, the exquisite views of the Marino Ballena Park where the "whale's tail" is located, witness breathtaking views of the sea, and also the ridges in the ocean that cause humpback whales to As they pass.

Surrounded by lush rainforest and pristine beaches, the Hotel Vista Ballena is a place of tranquility, comfort, and discovery in a land that has just opened to its visitors. A paradise, which, after all, is not just a destination. It is that what moves within us when we look at the sublime wonders and wisdom of the natural world.

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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.

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 that will create lasting memories.


Come and enjoy the sights, sounds of nature, and culinary delights that make Costa Rica proud. If you are looking to spend your days on outdoor adventures, swimming in an infinity pool, or getting to know the local community, we are your accommodation option. Each of our 20 newly remodeled rooms includes a private balcony to enjoy stunning sunsets and excellent ocean views.


Immerse yourself in our infinity pool with fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean. With three fountains and lights that illuminate at night, you can dive into our refreshing and warm pool day or night. With a shallow part for children and a separate deeper part for adults, guests of all ages are happy. Whether you quench your thirst in our bar by the pool or swim in it, you will be impressed to see the sun sinking in the sea. The view from our pool or the bar is simply breathtaking.

Book your stay at Vista Ballena today

Whether it's a romantic escape or a family vacation, dinner in our exceptional restaurant, or a delicious cocktail in our Sunset Bar, the Hotel Vista Ballena complex and Mi Amore Restaurant are eager to share with you this outstanding little piece of paradise.

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 are eager to share with you our special piece of paradise.


Sleep in the seventh heaven? Vista Ballena knows that the rooms are more than a place to sleep; they have been meticulous to ensure your comfort. Each room has a private balcony with an impressive ocean view that will transport you to the majestic atmosphere of Costa Ballena.

The rooms have cable TV, air conditioning, and a balcony facing the ocean; They also have a small refrigerator and a coffee maker. The private bathroom has a shower, a hairdryer, toiletries, and towels.

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.


Vista Ballena Hotel Uvita Room


Our spacious luxury room will give you the opportunity. With a king-size bed and a standard bed, there is plenty of space to relax. With exceptional sea view, fully stocked bathroom, and WI-Fi. Living your private utopia will remain forever in the baggage of your best memories.

Detailed features

Private balcony

Fridge and minibar

A king-size bed and a standard bed

Free Wi-Fi access

A / C and ceiling fans

Daily maid service

Toiletries and hairdryer

Cable TV in the room

• Restaurant
• Sunset Bar
• Lounge
• Infinity Pool
• Tours
• Surfing lessons and surfing retreats
• Eco-Tourism
• Specialized and customized retreat packages for corporate groups, social groups, church groups, etc.
• Weddings
• Honeymoon packages
• Spa packages (poolside, in-room, or private balcony)
• Hairstyle services


With a king-size bed and a spectacular view of the ocean, you will feel as if you were in Wonderland. We strive to make your stay very pleasant, our highly trained and friendly staff will always be available to make your stay with us an extraordinary experience. Relax and enjoy the crimson sunsets from your private balcony on the hill.

Detailed features

Private balcony

Fridge and minibar

King size bed

Free Wi-Fi access

Hotel Policies
• 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)

 Enjoy the sunset in paradise at Hotel Vista Ballena. Book today >>>

To inquire about booking your holiday with us, email us at and we will respond very quickly to you, or visit our Facebook page to drop us a message.

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

“Excellent hotel”

“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 are a fabulous pool and a restaurant that looks 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!”


Activities to enjoy

There are so many options to do and see based on the Vista Ballena Hotel. Ask about local attractions in the Marino Ballena National Park and its surroundings.

About our Location

Offering an outdoor pool, a spa, and wellness services, Vista Ballena Hotel and Mi Amore Restaurant is located in Uvita, 4 km (2.5 miles) from Playa Hermosa Beach

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.

Where is Vista Ballena Hotel located?
Jardines del Morete,
Uvita, Costa Ballena, Osa, Puntarenas,  Costa Rica, 60504
+(506) 2743 8150 Mobile +(506) 6061 7883