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Dolce Uvita, Ballena

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Uvita Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
$146 CAD

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  • Great location in downtown Uvita, this hotel is attended by it's owners: Ferdinando and…

    Jan. 1, 2021

  • We stayed one night at Dolce Uvita, and I wish we could have stayed another night or two.…

    Dec. 30, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport shuttle

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)

What’s around

  • Uvita Beach - 20 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 21 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 10 min walk
  • Playa Colonia - 21 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 31 min walk
  • Catarata uvita - 43 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Garden Area
  • Triple Room, Garden View
  • Comfort Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Garden Area
  • Standard Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Garden Area
  • Family Room, Multiple Beds, Garden View

What’s around


  • Uvita Beach - 20 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 21 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 10 min walk
  • Playa Colonia - 21 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 31 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 / 6 km
  • Pinuela Beach - 5.7 mi / 9.3 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1615
  • Conference space size (meters) - 150


  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Dolce Uvita Hotel Ballena
  • Dolce Uvita Hotel
  • Dolce Uvita Ballena
  • Hotel Dolce Uvita Ballena
  • Ballena Dolce Uvita Hotel
  • Hotel Dolce Uvita
  • Dolce Uvita Hotel
  • Dolce Uvita Ballena
  • Dolce Uvita Hotel Ballena

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per vehicle (one way)


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

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, Dolce Uvita 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Las Esferas (9-min walk), Carlito's (9-min walk), and El Hornito (14-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 150.00 per vehicle one way.
  • Dolce Uvita has an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and an arcade, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    I like the fact that dogs were free. I didn’t like the shower, it got the whole bathroom wet. I like the free breakfast.

    1 night family trip, Dec. 19, 2020

    Verified Travelocity guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We felt like staying with family. Absurdly good food. Sylvia had great daytrip suggestions and cared about our well-being. Stunning garden

    MARCEL, 3 night trip with friends, Dec. 17, 2020

    Verified Orbitz guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wow. What a find. It was a very comfortable family room with a great AC and shower. The property is beautiful with hammocks, chairs, ping pong table, games, pool and beautiful trees to seat underneath. The beds were very comfortable and the hosts were incredible warm and friendly people who spoke English/ Spanish/Italian and French. The food was probably the best B& B food we have had in Costa Rica. We will definitely go back.

    1 night family trip, Feb. 8, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very Good

    Last minute booking so pleased to find Dolce Uvita. Lovely bananas available and nice facilities.

    Owen, 2 night trip, Jan. 23, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Tolle ruhige Lage zum NP Eingang...zum Traum-Strand ca. 350m.Geschäfte und Restaurants in der Nähe.

    1 night family trip, Feb. 14, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A ne pas manquer à Uvita

    Super séjour de 4 jours dans ce petit paradis. Très bien entretenu, piscine et jacuzzi accessibles à tout moment. Les propriétaires, Ferdinando et Silvia sont vraiment très accueillants et juste adorables !

    Marie-Laure, 4 night family trip, Feb. 5, 2021

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place! Great host! Great location!

    Sylvia and Ferdinando are awesome host. They will make sure everything is good, in English, en francais y Espanol. Great pastas if you need a break from Casado. Clean room, actual hot water and walking distance from everything. Highly recommend it!

    Félix-Antoine, 2 night trip with friends, Dec. 26, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A localização é ótima, a simpatia da recepcionista, da proprietária. O quarto era espaçoso, a piscina e jardim agradáveis. Estava tudo limpo. Pudemos deixar as malas antes do horário, a recepcionista deu diversas dicas de passeio e agendou o passeio de barco do outro dia para nós. A cortina não é blackout, então é um pouco claro pela manhã, normal para Costa Rica O colchão também não é dos mais confortáveis. Mas voltaria lá com certeza.

    2 night trip with friends, Jan. 10, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highest recomendations

    This is a small hotel which stands out for being very clean and well kept. Since it is run by two Italians, the food was also really good.

    Manuel, 4 night family trip, Jan. 1, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Calidad de servicio

    Comida excelente atención personalizada muy amena y condiciones excelentes

    Dinia, 1 night family trip, Dec. 27, 2019

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