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Hotel Bahia Azul, Ballena

3-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Uvita Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
$71 CAD

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8.0.Very Good.
  • Excellent location staff was awesome Food was great. Accommodation was basic but clean…

    Jan. 21, 2019

  • Great location close to Costa Rica Dive & Surf, friendly staff and the hotel's owner is…

    Feb. 11, 2020

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  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 10 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cable TV service
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Uvita Beach - 20 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 20 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 11 min walk
  • Playa Colonia - 20 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 32 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Family Room
  • Basic Double Room


  • On the beach
  • Uvita Beach - 20 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 20 min walk

What’s around


  • On the beach
  • Uvita Beach - 20 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 20 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 11 min walk
  • Playa Colonia - 20 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 32 min walk
  • Catarata uvita - 43 min walk
  • Tortuga Beach - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Arco Beach - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Playa Ballena - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Pinuela Beach - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 66.1 miles/106.3 km
  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 31 miles/49.9 km

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Bahia Azul Uvita
  • Ballena Hotel Bahia Azul Resort
  • Hotel Bahia Azul Ballena
  • Bahia Azul Ballena
  • Resort Hotel Bahia Azul Ballena
  • Bahia Azul
  • Resort Hotel Bahia Azul
  • Ballena Bahia Azul Resort
  • Bahia Azul Uvita
  • Hotel Bahia Azul Resort
  • Hotel Bahia Azul Ballena
  • Hotel Bahia Azul Resort Ballena
  • Hotel Bahia Azul Uvita

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per night

Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 5 per pet, per day


Pool access available from 7 AM to 9:00 PM.

This property accepts credit cards.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel Bahia Azul does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 5 per pet, per day.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Carlito's (8-min walk), Restaurante Las Esferas (9-min walk), and El Hornito (13-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Hotel Bahia Azul also has an outdoor pool.
8.0.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Good place but not a great breakfast

    Good place, but the breakfast is too small. Small portion which could not qualify for continental breakfast.

    Pei Yao, 1 night family trip, Apr. 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location and stay

    Just a short walk (5-10 min) from the marina ballena national park. Beautiful area, near a couple of small grocery stores and a couple larger ones if you have a car. Restaurant food was good. Wifi was very good. rooms are pretty basic and could be updated, but overall met my needs for everything.

    1 night business trip, Apr. 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great stay

    The hotel was great. It did take about an hour to cool the room down after check in but after that, it was fine. The staff was very helpful . The beach was close and food was above average. We will stay there again!

    Janet, 3 night business trip, Mar. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved our stay! Tanya is very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are comfortable and the a/c was much appreciated! The hotel is in the perfect location! The included breakfast is delicious!

    5 night family trip, Mar. 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Pura Vida!!!!!

    great staff. super friendly and love the Tipico breakfast that comes with our stay.

    Patrick, 4 night romance trip, Feb. 24, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Decent hotel in a wonderful spot

    This is a very basic hotel. Nothing fancy but it was clean and had good a/c. Beds were ok but not great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a pool and a restaurant on the premises. Ten minute walk to the beach and close to lots of restaurants and other businesses.

    Kenneth, 2 night romance trip, Dec. 29, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The location was wonderful for easy access to the beach and a SCUBA diving trip to Cano Island. The rooms were not fancy, but adequate, though they had a kind of chemical smell from some cleaning solution I assume. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food was tasty.

    Kathie, 2 night trip, Oct. 17, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Énormément déçu par cet hôtel se disant 3 étoiles. C'était le 8ème hôtel de notre séjour et c'était la première fois que nous n'étions pas accueilli avec le sourire. La propriétaire nous donne une chambre en face de la cuisine (alors que l'établissement était presque vide) avec une douche qui fuyait faisant beaucoup de bruit. Finalement elle nous donne une autre chambre sale, sable sur le couvre lit et douche qui venait d'être utilisée.. Une piscine qui ne donnait pas envie de se baigner et un petit déjeuner passable... Bref 130 euro la nuit pour tout juste un motel selon moi ça fait cher. Franchement à éviter

    david, 2 night family trip, Feb. 25, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Logement très basique, à éviter

    Logement très basique avec le strict minimum, à mon sens, ce n’est pas vraiment un hôtel 3* mais presque une auberge avec chambres doubles et salles de bain privatives. A notre arrivée on nous fournit les télécommandes ainsi que les linges à la réception. De plus pendant notre séjour de deux nuits, malgré les plusieurs demandes, nous n’avons pas eu d’eau chaude ! Le côté positif : c’est au calme, WIFI qui va bien quand il fonctionne, parking gratuit et à 5 minutes du club de plongée si comme nous, vous venez pour plonger et partir tôt le matin.

    Steven, 2 night trip, Dec. 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hotel permite mascotas una excelente opción!

    El lugar permite llevar mascotas por lo que hace que el paseo en familia sea más agradable. Los que trabajan son muy amables sin embargo tienen muy poco personal en algunos momentos.

    Brenda, 1 night family trip, Dec. 28, 2019

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