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Vista Ballena

3.5-star3,5 stars
17 KM al sur de Playa Dominicalsobre la Costanera, Jardines del Morete, UvitaPuntarenasCosta Rica

3.5-star inn in Ballena with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8,2
  • The vista from this hotel and the lobby pool is magnificent. The local area and beaches…Jan 10, 2019
  • We stayed for two nights at the Vista Ballena. The hotel was up a very steep single track…Dec 14, 2018
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From 203 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Vista Ballena

from ZAR 2,798
  • Deluxe Room
  • Habitacion Doble Superior
  • Standard Room

What’s around Vista Ballena


  • Catarata uvita - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Uvita Beach - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Punta Uvita - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Arco Beach - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Pinuela Beach - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Ventanas Beach - 9.4 mi / 15.2 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 64.3 miles/103.5 km
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport drop-off service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport drop off (available on request) *


  • Free valet parking

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Vista Ballena’s small print

Also known as

  • Whales Dolphins Hotel Dominical
  • Vista Ballena Inn Dominical
  • Whales Dolphins Dominical
  • Vista Ballena Inn Uvita
  • Vista Ballena Inn
  • Vista Ballena Uvita
  • Whales & Dolphins Ecolodge Hotel Uvita
  • Vista Ballena Costa Rica/Uvita


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 70 per person

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8,2 From 37 reviews

Vista Ballena
Beautiful hotel with breathtaking views. The staf is great. We loved our stay and will stay there in the future.
Marlene, us2 night trip
Vista Ballena
Very Good8,0
Stunning views out over Uvita!
Lovely hotel with great views! Restaurant serves a good choice for dinner. Hotel Is a little way out off Uvita slightly off the main highway and easy to miss as it's about 1km up an unpaved road. Well worth a visit - if it's the wet season, pack an umbrella as some of the rooms are separate from the bar / restaurant area which can mean you may get soaked heading for a drink.
Andrew, gb1 night trip
Vista Ballena
Special spot!
Delightful facility and staff. What a place to enjoy the Costa Rican life!!
joseph, us5 night trip
Vista Ballena
Very Good8,0
A confusion regarding the room we booked not available the first two nights out of 8 but we moved to the booked room on the third night. The hotel was beautiful and all the staff very helpful and friendly
CYNTHIA, us7 night trip
Vista Ballena
Absolutely love this place!
Marsha, usTrip with friends

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Vista Ballena

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