Area Attractions

Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, surfing, bird and whale watching, walking tours, horseback riding, ultralight flying tours and boat tours are only some of our exciting tour options available for you to discover during your stay at Cristal Ballena.

Special arrangements can be booked at the hotel.
more: tour information and packages
Ballena National Marine Park

was the first marine park in Latin America and is the only one in Costa Rica. The park is a system of reefs and islands called Las Tres Hermanas that protect the coastline which is made of several unique geological formations and creates some of the best diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica.

We recommend:
walking or horse riding on the endless beaches
snorkeling and diving
bird watching on a boat trip to the Roca Ballena

The Mangrove

The delta area of the longest river of Costa Rica the Terraba River, is a natural habitat for monkeys, birds, reptiles, crocodiles and many other exotic species. We recommend:
mangrove tour with boats or kayaks
dining tour with the Riverboat ManglarSur

Caño Island

The island is well known for its white sand beaches and the well protected inshore coral reef. It is the best spot in Costa Rica for snorkeling and scuba diving because of its clear water and its pristine wildlife. (reef sharks, dolphins, humpback whales, giant manta rays, sea turtles, puffer fish, angel and barracuda, just to name a few)

We recommend:
boat tours for snorkeling or diving or just
for walking in the rainforest with its trees
of 50 meters high.
Ultra Light Flights

Skyline Nature Flying Tours lets you live new and intense emotions as you discover a bird’s-eye view of the enchanting scenery in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica.

Corcovado Nationalpark

This park is considered as one of the best National Parks on the world by National Geographic. It preserves 65% of Costa Rica’s biodiversity. You can see up to 4 species of monkeys, red scarlet macaws, agoutis, tapirs, coatis, sloth’s, birds and more.

We recommend:
full day tours with bus and boat
Nauyaca Waterfalls
These wonderful waterfalls are one of the main attractions of the Southern Pacific area. Not only because of its natural beauty but also for climbing and jumping the falls, swimming and bird watching.

We recommend:
horseback riding tour that takes you to the waterfalls

Hacienda Barú

Barú offers a wide variety of tours like “The Flight of the Toucan” (Canopy), Tree climbing, Mangrove Walk and Rainforest Experience

Paradise feeling: Garden and rain forest walk

Enjoy a walk through the gardens of the Finca Cristal Ballena with its two rivers, the powerful hills, lush rainforest and a spectacular wildlife. The hotel is surrounded by our own beautiful gardens and park area. Perfect for a relaxing, eye-pleasing walk. From the pool area enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the whole area.

Foto Park Area
Take a walk in the hotels own beautiful garden, park and rainforest area