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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Before Arriving to Cristal Azul, Zene (owner along with Henner) was in contact regarding tips on transportation, activities and lots of amazing tips. When we arrived, Zene was on site to greet us and immediately made us feel at home. What a STUNNING View! Upon arrival to the property, you see the Rancho, your outdoor living room for the duration...

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Montague, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We spent 3 nights at Cristal Azul. We had a long drive from Arenal and glad that we took their advice to arrive during the daylight because the drive up to the hotel is tricky the first time. Henner met us on the beach at LocosCosos when we first arrived. He was warm and welcoming with a beer and the...

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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The owners Zene and Henner were absolutely amazing. They hired a chef to cook for us and 2 of us were vegetarians and they accommodated us. The infinity pool we loved water super warm. We were lucky because we were the only couple there so had the whole place to ourselves so got the treatment. Super friendly made us feel...

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Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Cristal Azul is a beautiful secluded place that makes for a very special trip and is well worth a visit. Your drive uphill is rewarded with a spectacular view of the ocean and a relatively secluded beach; and the view can be made even more perfect by enjoying it from an infinity pool! The rooms have everything you need, and...

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Pomona, New York
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Thankfully my wife and I had 3 weeks to explore Costa Rica. Traveling throughout the Northern half of the country was beautiful but was too commercial for us. We found our new home away from home at Cristal Azul!! I can only try to describe in words how special this place is for us. The approach to this remarkable destination...

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Thank treehinckley
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Where do we start? From the moment we started communicating with Zene she gave us incredible travel tips and advice, perfect directions and let us know that we definitely needed our little Suzuki to get up the drive, yes!! After all aren't we here for a little adventure? When we drove in we couldn't believe the spectacular view, and then...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wow, what a wonderful place. This boutique hotel is simply stunning from the panoramic 180 degree beautiful view and infinity pool to Zene and Henner, the gorgeous couple that run it. I have never felt so at home - they were so welcoming, so helpful and so kind to me. Sadly I was only in the hotel for one night,...

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I cannot write enough wonderful things about our vacation at Cristal Azul Boutique Hotel. To say it is a slice of paradise is certainly true. The views from the hotel are spectacular, the chef made 5 star meals each day, our villa was beautiful and offered everything we could possibly want. My husband and I were delighted to hear and...

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Thank you Zene and Henner for an unforgettable trip!! Cristal Azul far surpassed any of our expectations. Getting there is half the adventure and once you arrive you will be mesmerized by the views, sounds and peaceful setting. Nestled on a lush mountain, overlooking the most stunning views of Playa San Miguel, Cristal Azul felt like our very own private...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Christina, we had SO much fun with your family! You truly captured every magical moment that goes into creating a fabulous family vacation and went with the flow with such ease during the unpredictable moments of the early rainy season! You blended a perfect mix of adventure and down time, culture and creature comfort! Cocktails in the evening were a...

Minnesota
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I booked this property on hotels.com based on the photos and reviews. Soon after my booking, the owner repeatedly emailed me telling me I had to cancel because expedia made a mistake with my booking. The owner explained that during that time rooms are held for previous customers so there should not have been inventory, the rate was too low,...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

TO NOTE: THIS MEMBER DID NOT SAY WITH US! Dear Mary, Welcome to TripAdvisor, I see this is your first review! Please allow me to restate again how very sorry I am for the error that occurred with your online booking with Hotels.com. As I stated in my original email to you that I sent the day I received the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cristal Azul offers discerning travelers the chance to enjoy barefoot luxury off the beaten path. Stunning views and simple elegance await adventurous spirits in search of the ultimate in privacy, comfort, & tranquility. Set in a pristine and natural setting with only four ocean view cabinas and no public roads to reach us nor signs to point the way, we guarantee there is never a crowd at this private hilltop hotel. Take a step back to a quieter time and enjoy what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived. Join us for lunch and dinners at LocosCocos, our surfside Cevicheria serving catch of the day fresh fish and seafood. 4WD and love of adventure required to reach this area! Private chef dinner service in the Rancho available for groups. Reservations required-gated entrance for guests only! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cristal Azul

Address: 1KM Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Price Range: $242 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“For privacy, try to get the cabina at the far end so you have no foot traffic in front of glass doors.”
920judith, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are not too many rooms -- I don't think you can get a bad one!”
katerW1571PD, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All Cabanas have excellent view of ocean and sunset.”
johnsL9418SJ, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All have amazing rooms”
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“All the rooms are much the same, though there is one with bunk beds for families. The outdoor showers were a big selling point for us.”
MKC-LIC, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
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