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New York City
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We fell in love with Playa San Miguel when we visited in early 2012. With very few tourists, a gorgeous wilderness-style beach that always seems empty, and a personalized sort of hospitality you don’t find everywhere, we knew when we got engaged a few years later that this is where we wanted to have a fun, very casual and relaxing...

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Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 16 April 2015

There's a unique vibe at the top of that hill overlooking Playa San Miguel. With only 4 cabinas, Zene and Jenner can provide really personal service for everything you might want to do in the area. The setting, in particular the "rancho", is really terrific, with it's pool, pool table, and comfortable lounging areas. We had it all to ourselves...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2015

My wife and my 17 year old sons just got back from our second stay at Cristal Azul, and, it was even better than the first time. Very quiet and relaxing, but, close enough to outside activities that you can keep yourself busy. Of course, we spent days at the beach, sitting at the Locco Cocco eating cerviche and drinking...

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Cristal Azul was a haven of beauty, peace and pleasure! We had just come from Manuel Antonio, the most popular beach and National Park in Costa Rica which was over crowded and busy so we were especially thankful to end our vacation at Cristal Azul. The Locos Cocos, a great little restaurant on the beach (in a container, no less)...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Off the beaten path in the Nicoya Peninsula, these villas offer a relaxing, carefree vacation away from the popular, touristy spots like Tamarindo. The owners take care of you like you're their family by planning any activity you'd like to do - from massages and yoga to surfing and ziplining. The food is cooked fresh daily, so you'll get your...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This place is amazing! All the great things I read in the tripadvisor reviews proved true. I find this rare in my travels these days. There are 4 cabanas located on top of a tall hill that has the best views we experienced In our 10 days in Costa Rica. Getting up the road is quite an adventure but the...

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Manchester, MI
Reviewed 2 March 2015

So we stayed there almost a year ago, I've tried several times to leave a review from a mobile device but they never took so I finally remembered to do it from my computer. Cristal Azul is just one of those special places, it's a little hard to get there but that assures you that the people you'll interact are...

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Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

Amazing place to stay! The sunsets and sunrises were the best during our time in CR. When our previous hotel was a nightmare zene and her staff saved the day! If you are going to make the trip to CR make the effort to stay here! If you want a off the beaten path b&b/boutique hotel book it! Craig and...

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Reviewed 19 February 2015

We had a fabulous holiday and hated to leave. The area is beautiful and Zene and Henner were attentive and lovely hosts. Chrisli and Marco prepared delicious meals and all of our needs were cared for. I hope to return for another visit and recommend it highly. Cristal Azul is very special.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Just the travel to this paradise-like place of Playa San Miguel is an adventure and a road trip I will remember my entire life, coming from north via Playa Carillo. We first came to their beach bar for a lunch and then got directions up the hill to the hotel... Arriving at the hill top is amazing and the view...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cristal Azul offers discerning travelers the chance to enjoy barefoot luxury off the beaten path. Stunning views and simple elegance await adventurous spirits in search of the ultimate in privacy, comfort, & tranquility. Set in a pristine and natural setting with only four ocean view cabinas and no public roads to reach us nor signs to point the way, we guarantee there is never a crowd at this private hilltop hotel. Take a step back to a quieter time and enjoy what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived. Join us for lunch and dinners at LocosCocos, our surfside Cevicheria serving catch of the day fresh fish and seafood. 4WD and love of adventure required to reach this area! Private chef dinner service in the Rancho available for groups. Reservations required-gated entrance for guests only! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cristal Azul

Address: 1KM Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Price Range: ₹ 10,530 - ₹ 16,694 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
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“For privacy, try to get the cabina at the far end so you have no foot traffic in front of glass doors.”
920judith, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are not too many rooms -- I don't think you can get a bad one!”
katerW1571PD, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Cabanas have excellent view of ocean and sunset.”
johnsL9418SJ, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All have amazing rooms”
973skyew, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are much the same, though there is one with bunk beds for families. The outdoor showers were a big selling point for us.”
MKC-LIC, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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