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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
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Very Good8.2
  • Lovely hotel with great views! Restaurant serves a good choice for dinner. Hotel Is a…May 24, 2018
  • Very clean hotel with great views of the jungle and ocean. Food was very good, not great.…Apr 18, 2018
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From 197 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Vista Ballena

from ZAR 1,724
  • Deluxe Room
  • Habitacion Doble Superior
  • Standard Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is 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. 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

In the hotel

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 -
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Vista Ballena


  • Catarata uvita - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km
  • Punta Uvita Whale Tail - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 3.5 mi / 5.6 km
  • Uvita Beach - 3.5 mi / 5.6 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

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 36 reviews

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, us6 night trip with friends
Vista Ballena
Nice Hotel, but could be better.
The hotel is very nice and confortable with amazing views... but I dont know if its at level that is being charged per night. Also, I have to say that is NOT safe for children and elders. It has too many stairs, cliffs and the hotel has as a pet an AMERICAN STANDFORD dog. I believe this is a dangerous dog to have around people, specially kids. Regarding the restaurant, the food that was able to get to the table was good, but some orders came incorrect and one did not even got out... some plates were not as described in the menu and one order not even came thru, because there were too many orders ahead (6). I do have to say that the rooms are nice and clean... I only recommend the hotel for young people willing to walk hundreds of stairs from the room to the pool/lobby.
A Traveller, us2 night family trip
Vista Ballena
Friends with a view
This is our 2nd stay at vista ballena, because the view is spectacular and the staff are always outgoing and friendly. The new owner is a genuine blast and is trying super hard to make this hotel a remarkable experience for guests.
bruce, us2 night romance trip

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