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Villas Alturas

Mountain resort in Ballena with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Rs11,057

Restrictions related to your trip

Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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9.6.Exceptional.
  • We had only two complaints. Air conditioning only in the bedroom and very poor lighting…

    Jul 7, 2019

  • Amazing view, attentive staff, spacious villa! Highly recommended and will definitely be…

    Apr 20, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Feel at home

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

What’s around

  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 1 min walk
  • Playa Dominicalito - 30 min walk
  • Uvita Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Playa Hermosa - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Playa Dominical - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, King Size Beds

Location

  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 1 min walk
  • Playa Dominicalito - 30 min walk
  • Uvita Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 1 min walk
  • Playa Dominicalito - 30 min walk
  • Uvita Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Playa Hermosa - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Playa Dominical - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Playa Barú - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km
  • PlayaGuápil - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Playa Hatillo - 8.3 mi / 13.3 km
  • Catarata uvita - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Punta Uvita - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 50 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Costa Rica may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Year Built - 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include body scrubs and body treatments.

Dining

Villas Alturas - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Recreation

On Site

  • Hiking/biking trails on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Villas Alturas
  • Villas Alturas Resort
  • Villas Alturas Ballena
  • Resort Villas Alturas Ballena
  • Ballena Villas Alturas Resort
  • Resort Villas Alturas
  • Villas Alturas Resort
  • Villas Alturas Ballena
  • Villas Alturas Resort Ballena
  • Villas Alturas Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Hotel
  • Villas Alturas Hotel Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Costa Rica/Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Resort Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Resort
  • Villas Alturas Resort Ballena

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Villas Alturas does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, Villas Alturas offers alfresco dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include La Parcela (2.3 mi), Jolly Roger (2.7 mi), and San Clemente Bar and Grill (4.3 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Villas Alturas also has a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning view, friendly staff Don’t like: A/C doesn’t work well, and it’s only in the room, missing a A/C in the living room. TV too small, even when you don’t need it, because you can keep staring at the sea view.

    3 night trip with friends, Apr 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Villas alturas was a beautiful property with the most gracious and helpful staff. Francisco #Franko was the most knowledgeable and gave us incredible insight into local spots for our adventures. Incredible Bar tender as well! We stayed for 4 nights. The cuisine was absolutely delicious and vegetarian friendly!! Would definitely recommend staying here to any friends/family! Well done!

    Christi, 4 night family trip, Mar 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful views and super helpful staff! You’ll want to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, but that’s just part of the adventure. Plenty of activities and great restaurants within driving distance.

    4 night family trip, Mar 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best place to stay in Costa Rica for us

    I love this place. We stayed only 2 nights but out of the 4 places we stayed this is by far the best. Staff is amazing so kind and helpful. We were given villa #5 which has an ok view but saw Villa # 3 & 4 we open which has a much better view. We asked if we could move to #3 and it was no problem. Such an amazing view. Loved the patio. The air conditioning was only for the bedroom which was fine because we were never in the living room. Usually at the pool or on the patio if not out exploring. The food was good. Loved the atmosphere. If you want a view don't get Villa #6 Villa #8 has a great view and is right next to the pool. We will be back for a whole week next time for sure. Thank you all so very much!. The Sanctuary on the grounds was cute. A little expensive for the amount of animals to view but the guide made in entertaining. And the money does go to help the animals so... Oh and you will need a higher clearance vehicle to get up the road to the place.

    Jacqueline, 2 night romance trip, Jan 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hilltop peaceful Oasis.

    My gf and I stayed here. The villas are not 5 star accommodations, more like three, but the staff are so welcoming and wonderful that you are made to feel at home right away. My gf and I made dinner in villa 1 while we were here each night, and we basically had everything we needed. Any time we needed a pan or something, the staff was happy to lend it to us from the kitchen. The views from the hilltop location are pretty mind blowing. I’d love to go back.

    Samuel, 2 night romance trip, Dec 29, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fully stacked stocked villa

    The level of thoughtfulness by the hotel is on a new level with all the necessities in the villa such as trash bags, kitchen ware, and more. It also has amazing view and service from all the staff. The only negative is the WiFi was poor but you’re on vacation...best to ditch the internet.

    Alan, 2 night romance trip, Dec 22, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent location. Safe area. Amazing staff who made our stay a memorable one. Although the villa provided us a comfortable haven during our stay, it could use some updating. It would also be great if the food they offer at their restaurant had a bit more flavor.

    7 night trip, Nov 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Liked: view cannot be beat, staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive and food and drinks were very good. Cons: need 4x4 vehicle to get to the property but was used to the steep uphill drive after the first trip up and down.

    Kim, 8 night trip, Nov 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good hotel I great location

    Bit of a trek from sanJose airport but well worth the trip. Close to both Dominical and uveta which have lots of activities like diving, surfing, horse riding etc. Lovely staff with amazing views. Next to animal centre so lots of wild animals to see.

    9 night trip, Jul 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Views

    Our stay was amazing. The property is beautiful. The hotel was clean, spacious, comfortable, and had every amenity we could need. The view from our room was spectacular. We spent a good amount of time during our stay on the hotel porch watching wildlife. Th staff was extremely helpful. The pool was in great condition and the food tasted wonderful. I highly recommend staying at Villas Alturas. The property also has a wildlife sanctuary which was another great experience and bonus. The photo I attached is the view from the porch.

    ayla, 1 night romance trip, May 26, 2018

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