We couldn't get our hired Nissan up the unmade road, it was so steep and rough, A 4 wheeled drive vehicle is really essential. So it wasn't a good start. We had to walk the last 400 metres...cursing all the way, without our cases. Helen eventually arrived, and bought up our cases in her truck, sorted out a place for our car ...at the bottom of the hill. 4 x 4 Taxis will make it easily, and only charge a couple of dollars.
The wonderful noises of the birds,Toucans, cicadas, monkeys etc make it worthwhile. With lovely views, a great swimming pool and only 3 lodges altogether, all beautifully furnished, it is a luxurious spot to stay. It's a shame there is no longer a Restaurant, The breakfast was minimal, being only fruit and coffee. There is a small undercover outside kitchen, with sink, electric rings and a fridge, you could bring up your own food for the day, and there is a BBQ if needed by the swimming pool. We really enjoyed it despite the initial access problems
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the hills above Ballena National Park is nestled Costa Rica's smallest Jungle Boutique Hotel - Las Terrazas de Ballena. With its spectacular ocean views of the "Whales Tail" reef and Cano Island, the Las Terrazas de Ballena has furnishings inspired and imported from Thailand. Las Terrazas de Ballena is a three-acre compound that looks like is is floating in the jungle. The bungalows and our tropical swimming pool have the same spectacular view of the only Whale Park in Costa Rica (Ballena National Park). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Las Terrazas De Ballena Costa Rica/Uvita