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Cristal Azul

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 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 easy to navigate and when you get to the top you'll be rewarded with two...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

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, and the pristine beauty and tranquility you enjoyed while here while having our specialty breakfast...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We recently stayed at Cristal Azul with our two small children. Everyone had an incredible time. The staff were warm and helpful, the facilities were lovely and well-maintained, and the location is amazing. The five minute drive up to the hotel is something to be aware of but nothing to stress about for any decent driver. The surrounding area is...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Thanks John! We really appreciate your kind words here on TripAdvisor! I especially like your comments about the road and our location. Yes, our road is a bit of an adventure and not for the faint of heart but to go truly off the grid and experience the type of privacy and immersion with nature we offer, you have to...

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 13 April 2016

There are so many highlights of our stay at Cristal Azul, with the top being the warmth and hospitality of Zene and Henner. Zene helped with a number of arrangements for our group of 7, two families with older kids (teens and a 21 year old) with surfing (do try a lesson with Connie and Ingo!), a fantastic lunch at...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Michele - thank you so much! Our goal at Cristal Azul (and now also LocosCocos) is to allow visitors to no only step off the beaten path and experience what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived but to also create incredible moments and memories for families who come here for quality time. It is our pleasure and joy...

Reviewed 30 March 2016

Henner, one of the owners explained this as not merely a phrase, but a way of life! This place is the epitome of Pura Vida! I have traveled all over the world both for work and pleasure and I have to say, this was one of the best vacations I have ever had. We rented the entire place, 4 stand...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Zene and Henner are the best host. Cristal Azul 4 cabin hotel sits on top of a beautiful mountain looking at the ocean and a fantastic beach. Zene and Henner go out of their way to open their house. We rented all four cabins for 4 kids and 8 adults. Everybody had a blast. We will be back! Pura Vida!

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Greater Cincinnati
Reviewed 15 March 2016

After much online research and deciding on an spilt agenda (4 days rain forest...4 days beach) for our trip to Costa Rica, my fiancee and I decided to book 4 nights at Crystal Azul for our beach part of the trip. We were seeking a more remote location, as compared to the heavy tourist areas farther north along the Guanacaste...

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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

What a gem. The Cristal Azul was such a treat while traveling through Costa Rica. It is perfect for the way that I prefer to travel. Quiet, remote, and absolutely beautiful. The owners and hosts of the property were incredibly delightful. They helped us with any and every request or quesion we had. What a romantic setting for my partner...

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Chester Basin, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Boutique hotel with 4 individual cabanas and infinity pool located on a high hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Simply stated: luxury accommodation in a remote paradise setting. Zene and Henner are perfect owner/hosts. Food is excellent. We had breakfast and dinner at hotel. Lunch ocean side at the beach. The Ceveche is to die for! The dirt roads and final...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel 1KM, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Price Range: €97 - €226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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Cristal Azul Hotel Playa San Miguel
Cristal Azul Costa Rica/Playa San Miguel
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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”
973skyew, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“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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