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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We heard about Cristal Azul from another hotel owner and as soon as I went to the website and read TripAdvisor reviews, I knew we had to go . . . we are so glad we did. The first two thirds of our 9 day Costa Rica trip were action packed and I kept hoping that our three nights at...

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Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I do not write reviews but am now going too! Cristal Azul impressed me so much I became a member of TA to help spread the word about what an amazing place it is and how Zene & Henner have created something very unique & upscale, yet not out of reach to many travelers…yet??!! We were not looking for a...

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Maple Ridge, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Our family was fresh off the  dusty roads and crowds of Santa Teresa when we arrived at Cristal  azul. Its fair to say that although we had already been vacationing in costa rica for two weeks, we had yet to realize what real relaxation was all about. With help from Zene, Henner and the staff at Crystal Azul that was...

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enez, Owner at Cristal Azul, responded to this review

Thank you both so much for your kind words about Cristal Azul, we absolutely enjoyed having your family here and sharing this very special, untouched part of Costa Rica with you! It is a treat for us to watch guests of all ages detach from technology & "screens" and get back to old fashioned fun enjoying each others company be...

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Cristal Azul is an oasis of calm. We started our Costa Rican travels with 3 nights here, and are so glad we did. We arrived pretty late (after dark!) but didn't find that to be much of a problem - even on the kilometers of dirt, hilly roads (a flight to La Islita may be a "wiser" choice, but it...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Found Cristal Azul on tripadvisor and decided to book for out honeymoon and had a wonderful stay. Zene and Henner went above and beyond to make sure we were having a great time. Highly recommend and will definitely return in the future.

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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Five stars is not enough stars to rate this stunningly beautiful oasis in Guanacaste!! Owners Henner and Zene are the best hosts you will ever meet: warm, fun, accomodating, and helpful. You immediately feel welcomed and relaxed. If needed both are knowledgeable about local events, tours, restaurants, customs, and directions. It is an adventure getting up the steep, lengthy dirt...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 February 2013

I can't say enough of how relaxing this place is. Henner & Zene are terrific hosts from the minute we met them. First, the place is perched up on top of a huge hill, requiring 4WD to get to, with the most fabulous view of Playa San Miguel. The infinity pool and view from the covered tiki area are to...

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UK
Reviewed 17 February 2013

We stayed in Cristal Azul for 5 nights at the start of our honeymoon & what an amazing start it was. Staying with Zene & Henner was like staying with family with nothing being too much trouble for them. The rancho is laid back with a honesty bar, an iPod dock you're encouraged to hijack with your own music and...

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Cambridge
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Cristal Azul is a perfect beach getaway off the beaten path. The views combined with the infinity pool were incredible. In addition, Zene and Henner were fantastic hosts who made us feel at home. Both offered insightful recommendations on the area and helpful suggestions for traveling. They even got up at 5:30 am to make sure we were fed and...

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Cristal Azul in the beginning of January 2013. We were thrilled to arrive to this jevel of a place up a hill with a stunning view of the Pacific - perfect for watching the sunset every night, in great natural surroundings, with lots of nice facilities and hearty owners and staff. We experienced this place...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: 1KM Norte Entrada de Residencias San Miguel, Playa San Miguel 50906, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa San Miguel
Price Range: RM660 - RM1,125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cristal Azul 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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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.”
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“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.”
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