Hotel Diuwak

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Outdoor pool
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Overview of Hotel Diuwak

Hotel Diuwak

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Ballena with outdoor pool and restaurant

7,6/10 Good

123 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Frente a las oficinas del ICE, Ballena, Puntarenas
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 31 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 56.5 miles/90.9 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hotel Diuwak

A great choice for a stay in Ballena, Hotel Diuwak features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Tu Lu, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights. The pool and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travelers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


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


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee grinder


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tu Lu - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Diuwak Dominical
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Hotel Diuwak Ballena
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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Friendly, helpful staff and convenient location near Dominical Beach made this a pleasant stay for me. Dominical is a "Bohemian" destination with an organic food store, a "healthy options" (including vegan) restaurant, a yoga studio, a fruit and smoothie shop, a dive shop, surf and adventure excursion shops, and more traditional Costa Rican restaurants and gift shops. Sunsets on Dominical Beach are not to be missed.
Ron, 7-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Corey, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Won’t stay here.
We arrived and they placed us in a room that there were people working right outside our window. Right when we got there a worker started to discuss with the person checking us in how it may have water seeping into the bedroom by the window. Which explains why the inside smelt like mold. And because they were working right outside, we decided to head out from the hotel to try to see if there was anywhere else to stay. Which luckily we found a different place and cancelled the other nights we would have stayed here (we still paid for the first night). When we returned to the hotel to pack up, we tried to find where the mold smell was coming from. There was dust and mold on the hangers, mold in the bathroom and we lifted the sheets to find the mattresses to be disgusting. We then found a roach in the coffee maker. And then as we were packing up to move somewhere else, the kitchen sink started gurgling and then the whole room smelt like sewer. So glad we got another place to stay. I usually don’t write reviews, but don’t want anyone to have the same experience we had. It was by far the worst place I have ever been in for the price they are charging. Hopefully they clean up the place because it is a great location in dominical.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Larran, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great property
Jason C., 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

As Lonely Planet says, this property is sorely in need of an update. The grounds are nice, but in need of care. Rooms are badly in need of renovation. if you want backpacker accommodations at premium price, this is your place. We saw the original room and were ready to eat the cost of the hotel and go somewhere else. We accepted an upgrade, but were still underwhelmed. Breakfast was good.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great staff, the location is perfect just one minute to the beach, great food and coffee ☕️
2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

lovely pool side. quiet in the middle of the jungle
3-night romance trip
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