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Tropical Beach

3-star beach apartment with outdoor pool, near Uvita Beach

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
Rs3,555

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Bahia Ballena, Ballena, 60504, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
8.2.Very good.
  • The cabins are spacious but furniture is not comfortable. It would be nice to have a…

    Jun 25, 2021

  • Me encanto este hotel, está Super cerca del parque marino ballena. El gerente se portó…

    Jun 7, 2021

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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
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free apartments
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • Separate bedroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • On the boardwalk
  • Uvita Beach - 7 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 7 min walk
  • Playa Colonia - 9 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 24 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 45 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View
  • Classic Double Room

Location

Bahia Ballena, Ballena, 60504, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • On the boardwalk
  • Uvita Beach - 7 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the boardwalk
  • Uvita Beach - 7 min walk
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 7 min walk
  • Playa Colonia - 9 min walk
  • Punta Uvita - 24 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 45 min walk
  • Catarata uvita - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Tortuga Beach - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • Arco Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Playa Ballena - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Pinuela Beach - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 66.4 miles/106.9 km
  • Drake Bay (DRK) - 30.7 miles/49.3 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 12 apartments

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: Czech, English, Polish, Slovak, Spanish

At the property

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Small print

Also known as

  • Tropical Beach Apartment Ballena
  • Tropical Beach Ballena
  • Tropical Beach Ballena
  • Tropical Beach Apartment
  • Tropical Beach Apartment Ballena

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 5 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 130.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 17 costs USD 0 (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

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

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

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, Tropical Beach 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. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Hornito (3-min walk), Chaman Pizza (14-min walk), and Bar Restaurant Los Laureles (2.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 130.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horseback riding. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the apartment's other amenities, which include a garden.
8.2.Very good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Parking space was tiny and crammed full with cars of locals who left by 11pm. They were using the pool and bar distracting the hotel guests desperately trying to sleep. Restaurant was closed providing only alcohol and basic overpriced breakfast. Room itself was the size of the closet barely fitting the bed and TV stand, without power outlets or place for suitcases. Hotel roof is covered with some kind of semi-transparent plastic resulting in extreme temperatures during the day on the upper floor. Extremely loud fan and AC were barely helpful and I've seen few guests sleeping with open doors and windows to survive the heat. No shampoo/bathing gel provided, old bluish sheets due to some kind of laundry chemicals. The only plus of the hotel is close proximity to the national park, however nearest entrance opens only at 9:30am. Won't recommend this hotel to anyone - pictures are much nicer than the venue itself.

    1 night romance trip, Mar 9, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A quiet place, great for resting. Near a nacional park.

    2 night trip, Feb 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The place is nice and very close to beach. Rooms very cleans, and the excellent breakfast

    2 night family trip, Feb 6, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, friendly conveniently located. Walk to beach, restaurants

    Sheila, 1 night trip, Jan 24, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The best part about this place is the pool! The room is also nice. The parking situation is horrible. You had to squeeze in and one day my husband was woken up early to move the car. The breakfast was good but an extra charge. I didn't like the area, it felt unsafe. It was surrounded by hostels and I walked the 7 min walk to the beach and could smell someone smoking pot somewhere, pura vida I guess, right? Overally descent price, bad area, nice place horrible parking, loved the pool! Would stay in different area next time.

    Jen, 2 night family trip, Dec 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelente relación precio calidad

    Buena atención, excelente relación precio calidad, desayuno típico delicioso, pequeño pero no hay queja.

    Michelzin, 1 night business trip, Aug 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    New place not open long. Staff was pleasent but still finding thier way

    1 night trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A Work in Progress

    Spent 5 nights at this hotel/restaurant the second week of December, 2019. Chose it due to proximity to Isla Cano dive operators and price.

    Mike, 5 night trip, Dec 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Its was a great pleasant stay, clean rooms and friendly staff!

    1 night family trip, Oct 20, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    they are construction didnt have a reception desk and they dont give receipt and ask for cash only evading local taxes did not get receipt for my stay nor the drinks we had. be carefull

    1 night family trip, Aug 24, 2019

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