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Bungalows Ballena

Uvita 60504 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Bungalows Ballena
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 64 Speciality lodging in Uvita
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Darlene wrote a review Mar 2020
34 contributions
The bungalows were well maintained, clean, service was friendly and helpful. Area is spectacular..walk everywhere or catch a bus right there. Pool was refreshing and relaxing. Birds, flora, parking, all you need. Tours everywhere and great little eateries . Walking distance to Uvita market ... super experience! Locals are friendly... safe place!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
sunlover3455 wrote a review Feb 2020
23 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for 4 nights in a 2 bedroom cottage with a/c and a kitchenette. Very clean and well taken care of. The pool was small but nice. It was nice to have small families who were quiet until a van load of 2 families with very noisy kids showed up and took over the pool. Before that, it was quiet with a few kids. Great for kids and families. The beach is very close but you have to pay $6 per adult as it’s a national park.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
katie d wrote a review Feb 2019
Eagan, Minnesota7 contributions15 helpful votes
A group of three of us (friends in our 20s) stayed in one of the Bungalow Ballena cabins and we were not at all disappointed. The location could not have been better since it was only a 3 minute walk to the beautiful beach. We did not have a four wheel drive rental car and found this to be the perfect location to access as it wasn't up high in the mountains or off of a rough terrain gravel road like many of the roads in this region. We were easily able to find many WONDERFUL restaurants just a short drive away (many towards Ojochal) and there is a supermarket that had everything we needed that was less than a 5 minute drive. The cabin was simple but incredibly clean and had everything we needed. It was awesome to be in our own space where we could spread out a bit and then walk right out the front door into the pool and garden area. We relaxed out by the quiet pool almost every afternoon as the day heated up and then enjoyed star watching in the evenings. The staff was incredibly friendly, always giving us recommendations, making sure we always had clean beach towels and even offering to fix out flat tire one morning. AMAZING! We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to family and friends.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
kmass15584 wrote a review Jan 2019
Rochester, New York213 contributions65 helpful votes
We spent one night here en route to OSA Peninsula. It is about a mile or so outside the town of Uvita, it’s located easy walking distance to the Ballena Whales Tale national park. The hotel has a series of cabins that are log style and very roomy. A big living area with huge kitchen, and a small porch with hammock and table with two chairs. We had one bedroom/bath. There is AC which we used in the bedroom. The pool is nicely landscaped and a lot of fun for kids with the slide. Everyone is very helpful even if they don’t speak English. Town has a couple of restaurants and a pizza place which we took out and brought home to eat on the porch. The park is about a 5 minute walk and costs $6@. Going at low tide or thereabouts is great so you can experience the whales tail. It’s fun to see how crazy fast tide comes in too. Just be aware so you don’t get stuck out there, it happens fast in a way we’ve never seen!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
misaacura wrote a review Jan 2019
10 contributions1 helpful vote
The bungalow was really comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. We enjoyed a lot the swimming pool. The location was great, walking to Marina Ballena National Park entrance and to a few sodas and restaurants.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$99 - US$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bungalows Ballena
Which popular attractions are close to Bungalows Ballena?
Nearby attractions include Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (0.3 km) and Magic Ananda (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bungalows Ballena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bungalows Ballena?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Bungalows Ballena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bungalows Ballena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carlito's Restaurant, Restaurante Las Esferas, and The Flutterby House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bungalows Ballena?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bungalows Ballena accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.