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Las Terrazas de Ballena
Ranked #7 of 14 Uvita B&B and Inns
Canmore, AB
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great choice”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Lovely staff, great views, awesome pool, nice grounds and gardens, great bungalow. Quick and easy drive up the dirt road, so close to beaches yet in the jungle! We saw a lot of toucans from our deck. Great choice in Uvita.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This place is great! if you love being in nature this is definitely the place to go to in Uvita.
John the owner is a very nice guy and will do everything to make sure you have a good experience! Thank you John!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

What a superb location....on a hill above Uvita and the lovely Playa Ballena, in the forest with lovely views. There are just three bungalows, aimed mainly at outdoor living. Each has a huge deck with loungers, a dining table and chairs and a kitchen. The bedroom has a king and a double bed (these are in the same room) and a spacious modern bathroom. The swimming pool with waterfall is clean and refreshing. Sitting on the deck watching the sunset and hearing the jungle noises start up was memorable.
The personnel were exceptionally helpful and friendly....Carla, Liliana and Jonathan, the owner, have really got things right here. The friendly night watchman even cleaned our car, which was desperately in need of it after all the rough roads we had driven on. We were served one of the best breakfasts we had in Costa Rica, very plentiful and freshly cooked.
You need a 4WD to get to Las Terrazas, the road up from Uvita is rough and steep but no worse than many we came across, and perfectly doable with care.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bremen, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 nights in this wonderful place. Ideal for resting. Surrounded by the jungle. Nice staff. Liliana takes care of the property while Carla makes sure that you have a great time visiting the highlight of the area. Jonathan, the owner, was kind enough to bring us to the city on a couple of occasions. Nice casita: we stayed in the one high up on the property and we had a lot of privacy. We appreciated the kitchen which was very well equipped. The pool deck is sunny throughout most of the day and and we practically had the pool for ourselves. Not easy to access without a 4x4 but we managed with the local taxi perfectly well (Hermes and Perica) and the view was worth it. A jewel!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Round Rock, Texas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed at Las Terrazas in December of 2013 with our two young children and our friends who also had two young children.
We had a great time here! The location has a spectacular view of the Pacific and every sunset is rewarding! The property is multi-level with some well kept gardens and some areas that are more wild - and so attracts amazing wildlife - we saw capuchin monkeys, Toucans, many hummingbirds among other things. The hosts were excellent and went out of their way to help us on more than one occasion!
We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

The road was so steep and with only large rocks that slipped under the tires, we ended up almost over the mountain, only a tree stopped us from going over. Sustained $500 in damages to my car!!!!! We have a Pioneer 4x4!!!!! I was born in Costa Rica and have been on many back roads .... Nothing like that.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed here for two nights and wished that we stayed longer. We just drove up without reservation and luckily they had a vacancy. We were greeted by Lilliana as we drove up and she gave us a warm welcome. At first we were just going to stay for one night but we loved it so much that we decided to stay another night.
The bungalow is well built and tastefully furnished and very clean. The kitchenette comes handy for making simple meals.
The pool is perfect for cooling off, surroundings is lush, very friendly staff. We had an awesome stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Las Terrazas de Ballena
Address: 1 km up road across from the Gas station, Uvita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Uvita
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Uvita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Las Terrazas de Ballena 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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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