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Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel 1KM, Playa San Miguel 50906 Costa Rica See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Cristal Azul is the perfect destination for those looking to step off the beaten path and experience what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived. A totally private property with no public access, guests More enjoy 180’ panoramic ocean views and the ultimate in barefoot luxury in a rustic setting. Prepare to unplug, unwind, and get lost in paradise! Great times are had here and memories of a lifetime are created! Four cozy "cabinas" guarantee there is never a crowd; each is equipped with AC, ceiling fans, screened doors that let in the ocean breeze and sound of the surf below, hot water, outdoor garden showers, fine linens, Raw Botanicals organic bath products, and the most impressive views in the area. An oversized, open air Rancho provides a luxe “Glamping” experience with an honor bar and billiards table as well as dining and lounge area ample enough for all guests. The vanishing edge pool overlooks six miles of undeveloped beach and provides a front row seat to the most amazing stargazing under the canopy of the Milky Way! A full typical Costa Rican breakfast is served daily and a chef prepares dinner nightly for guests in the Rancho upon demand. The only Costa Rica owned and operated hotel in San Miguel, your hosts also own LocosCocos (#1 Restaurant in area, #1 Beach Bar in Costa Rica; Lonely Planet)which is a guest favorite for sunset dinners on the beach. It is also a great place to spend the day steps from the surf with cold beers and catch of the fresh fish and seafood ready at your beck and call! 4WD and love adventure required too reach this area! Reservations required-gated entrance for guests only. For best rates, book direct! Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 134 - USD 278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
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Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel 1KM, Playa San Miguel 50906 Costa Rica
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Liberia Airport90 km
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

The place is on top of a hill, facing the ocean. Unreal - was the word most often coming to my mind. Beaches empty to the horizon, private swimming pool, monkeys visiting you every morning, great food and friendly people. Unforgettable. We just stayed one...More

Response from SandpiperCR, Owner at Cristal AzulResponded 29 July 2017

Sophie, thank you!!! We truly appreciate your time to write such kind words about us and your time at Cristal Azul. Hosting you both was our pleasure and our time spent together was as always, like visiting with old friends. The music lives on in...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I volunteered in Costa Rica for six months and traveled extensively throughout the country spending weekends on both coasts, zip lining,visiting volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs,museums, you name it I've been there. Four years later I returned to CR with a couple of friends, one friend...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The property is excellent and the Zena is the most lovely and helpfull person. The problem was, that when we came, there was no reservation made by booking.com (same as what happened on San Blas Islands, Panama before). We showed her the confirmation as received...More

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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...More

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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...More

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"All 4 rooms face the sea with a spectacular view."
8 Feb. 2018
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"All rooms have sliding glass doors, with good curtains to enjoy the view, or ensure pivacy."
28 Dec. 2017
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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."
5 Feb. 2017
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"There are not too many rooms -- I don't think you can get a bad one!"
27 Jan. 2017
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