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Overview
Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel 1KM, Playa San Miguel 50906 Costa Rica See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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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...More

Thank TessWill
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...More

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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...More

Thank Christina D
Response from enez, Owner at Cristal AzulResponded 20 July 2016

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...More

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...More

2  Thank mntaveler
Response from enez, Owner at Cristal AzulResponded 1 June 2016

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...More

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Thank you Zene and Henner for making our trip to this part of Costa Rica so special... Cristal Azul is nestled at the top of the hillside overlooking Playa San Miguel. The trip up a dusty unassuming track was a little daunting at first... but...More

Thank KatieWimbledon1981
Response from enez, Owner at Cristal AzulResponded 16 June 2016

Katie, thank you so much for your kind words! I am sorry it took so long to get the French Toast recipe but I see today that Greg has it! Enjoy - and we hope that you will always think of the view, our monkeys,...More

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Description
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
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Beachfront
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
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
4
Price range
USD 162 - USD 289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
4
Price range
USD 162 - USD 289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Location
Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
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Traveller (237)
Pool & Beach (59)
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Room Tips
"All 4 rooms face the sea with a spectacular view."
637rickw
8 Feb. 2018
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"All rooms have sliding glass doors, with good curtains to enjoy the view, or ensure pivacy."
HoustonJan
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."
920judith
5 Feb. 2017
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"There are not too many rooms -- I don't think you can get a bad one!"
katerW1571PD
27 Jan. 2017
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