Cristal Azul, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Located on 15 acres of private oceanfront property, Cristal Azul offers barefoot luxury to travelers who like to stray off the beaten path. Step back to a quieter time and enjoy what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived. A truly Costa Rican experience, guests always leave wishing they could stay a little longer!
Looking for the perfect beach destination? Join us at Cristal Azul-trade those stilettos for flip flops and let paradise soak in! Cristal Azul is an award winning, small boutique hotel offering barefoot luxury to travelers who like to stray off the beaten path. Situated on 15 acres of private, beachfront property there are no public roads to reach us, and no signs to point the way. Guests here enjoy the ultimate in privacy, comfort, and tranquility in a casual tropical setting! This is a perfect destination for friends and families traveling together or couples in search of a truly deserted beach in paradise. The only other faces you will see here are those of the Howler or White Faced monkeys that live on the property!
Located in an area considered to one of the last hidden gems of Costa Rica, Cristal Azul is the perfect place to unplug and unwind! Four charming cabinas ensure there is never a crowd and each is equipped with AC, hot water, a personal safe, fine bedding and linens, beach and pool towels, ceiling fans, a tropical outdoor shower and Raw Botanical organic spa bath products made especially for Cristal Azul. Floor to ceiling windows provides stunning views of the six-mile stretch of undeveloped beach below! A short distance from the rooms is an oversized open air rancho that overlooks the pool and several decks that are perfect for bird and yoga lovers. A full typical breakfast is served here daily where guests enjoy Gallo Pinto, farm fresh eggs, local cheeses and home cured meats, homemade breads, fried Platanos and an abundance of fresh fruit, juice, and of course Costa Rican teas and coffees.
Days can be spent lounging by the pool or in the shade of the oversized open air rancho. Birders and Yogi can take advantage of the privacy of the hammock deck built into the canopy of the trees. The beach below is never crowded and most guests often park their car at our open air picnic style Cevicheria, LocosCocos, and spend the day steps from the surf in the shade of the palms. LocosCocos is the #1 restaurant in San Miguel and is listed as the #1 beach bar in Costa Rica by Lonely Planet! With an outdoor shower, the coldest beer on the beach and catch of the day fresh fish and seafood (we are known for Henners grandmothers famous Ceviche), it's a perfect "base camp" to enjoy beachcombing, surf, swimming, long walks to the estuary or the tide pools and unforgettable sunsets! There is plenty of light adventure for all ages within the area and day trips to Santa Teresa and Samara provide the opportunity for off shore sport fishing, snorkeling, shopping, and tours of national parks. Turtle Trax is open from July thru December for those in search of Sea Turtles!
A beach lovers dream destination – Cristal Azul allows adventurous travelers to experience what Costa Rica was like before the world arrived! Enjoy barefoot luxury at this toes-in-the-sand gem!!!!
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