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 we never felt the need to lock our stuff although that was an option. As a special bonus, the outdoor shower allows you to watch birds, and sometimes monkeys, while you wash :) You should also enjoy the specially made shampoos and soap, which smell amazing and are a really nice touch. Whilst there, you will never want for anything as the wonderful hosts, Zene & Henner, will provide you with everything you need -- from helpful advice to delicious food! I echo those who have said that staying here is like getting to enjoy a smile slice of heaven. It is a place that was hard to leave, and I would definitely go back to in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel