Vista Ballena Boutique Hotel Costa Rica
Whales and Dolphins Costa Rica
Rooms and Rates
Notes about this Hotel:- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include breakfast.
- During Christmas Week and Easter Week there is a 3-night minimum stay required.
- If you stay the nights of December 24th and/or 31st, there is an additional charge for Christmas/New Year’s Eve Dinner and Party ($50 per person, tax included).
Whales and Dolphins Ecolodge is a wonderful hotel where you’ll be able to see these beautiful animals in the neighboring beaches of Uvita and Dominical in tropical Costa Rica.Strongly dedicated to the principles of conservation and ecotourism, the Whales and Dolphins Ecolodge is a full service resort with all the amenities needed to fulfill the expectations of those who enjoy marine wildlife and nature, but do not want to miss the comforts left back at home. This four star hotel blends the elements of nature and marine wildlife expertise, combined with excellent hosting, to guarantee an enriching and relaxing experience, for all their guests, without ever leaving any expectations to the side, because here everything is included, be it peace, adventure or a little bit of both. Whether you want to immerse yourself into the natural beauty with which Uvita and the Peninsula de Osa areas have been blessed, simply relax and enjoy all the amenities of a great hotel, or perhaps combine both and obtain a broader more fulfilling experience, either way you will be pleased to stay at the Whales and Dolphins Ecolodge for whatever the choice you take they will make sure to keep up with their commitment.
The resort offers a very original and fascinating tour, which consists of dolphin and whale watching expeditions which includes a snorkeling dive along a beautiful coral reef and Ballena Island. These tours are carried out twice a day, and from December to April and June to September you will have the delightful experience of viewing the migrating Humpback Whales which, depending upon the season, might be coming from Antarctica or Alaska all the way to the Dominical and Uvita beaches in Costa Rica. The Whales and Dolphins Ecolodge has 4 suites and 16 standard rooms, all equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, biodegradable toiletries, and the best of views for their guests to enjoy from whichever room they choose. One room also includes facilities for the handicapped. The guest rooms are all located in two buildings, constructed on the side of the ridge, below the restaurant. Each room has terracotta tiled floors, air conditioning and ceiling fans, box spring mattress, queen-sized beds, a full closet with doors, a full length dressing mirror, flexible night lamps on two night tables and sliding glass doors, with sliding curtains, that lead out to a private balcony with those stunning ocean views we mentioned. The spacious baths are equipped with floor-to-ceiling tile, hot water showers and hair dryers.
Guests will enjoy a world class restaurant where the fine gourmet cooking will entice them to not leave without having tried several of the Mediterranean dishes, the fine beef cuts and the home made pasta. The restaurant has overwhelming panorama of the surrounding coastline that will stay with you forever. The Rain Forest bar is undoubtedly another attraction that will provide a cool and relaxing shade to better appreciate a tropical cocktail or refreshment while enjoying the unique view. Quite close to the bar you will find the split level infinity pool from which you still have a great opportunity to gaze at the vistas of the blue Pacific Ocean, which you can also see when sitting at the tables surrounding the pool. Do not forget to visit the resort’s gift shop where you will find a variety of Costa Rican and international products, as well as delightful ornaments made by the Boruca Indians.
Location and Driving Directions
If driving from San José, take south towards Cartago all the way to San Isidro del General, take a right in the town to Playa Dominical and then 1 Km north to Uvita. Duration: 4 hour drive aprox. In case of driving from Manuel Antonio, go south to Dominical and then 1 Km. farther South to north of Uvita, look for the sign for the hotel. The hotel is on the hill overlooking the ocean. Duration: 2 hour drive aprox.