This was our favourite restaurant for a nice night out. Happy hour starts early with 2 for 1 drinks while you watch the sunset -- their view is spectacular! Then, you move into the dining area for an elegant dinner, with continenta cuisine. The owners both came to greet us and welcome us to their "home", and their pride in their accomplishments with this place was well merited. The service was the best we had during our 4 weeks in Costa Rica. My pepper sauce tenderloin, my husband's fish in a delciate lemon-cream sauce, our appy's and deserts (flans, but so nice!) were all superb. A nice change from the "tico" cuisine; worth the price for a special night out.
We didn't see the hotel rooms, but the pool and grounds of the resort looked beautiful.
I believe this is the nicest area of Costa Rica. If you don't want to rent a house, this is definitely a resort worth checking out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Resort Cristal Ballena is located in the midst of its own 12-hectare grounds, very close to the unique "Marino Ballena" Marine National Park and mountains covered in rainforest. The hotel features 14 Junior Suites, 3 Master Suites, along with 2 Family suites. Due to its excellent location, our guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views from the big balcony. Our stylish, spacious Suites are equipped with four-poster bed, AC, ceiling fan, WLan, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, coffee maker and hairdryer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Cristal Ballena Osa Peninsula