- Set in tropical gardens with nearby rainforest
- Lovely ocean view
- Large pool
- Variety of activities
Cristal Ballena a boutique 4-star property is set in 12 acres on top of a hill with views of the ocean. There are only 21 en suite rooms with private balconies. This is an excellent base to explore both the nearby ocean, rainforest and even local cultural site of Finca 6 a mysterious stone spheres of pre-Columbian people.
A birding hot spot of more than 200 species including favourites such as toucans, scarlet macaws, and colourful hummingbirds. On the rainforest trails you’re likely to see howler and white-face monkeys, some colourful poison dart green and black frogs, baby caimans, coatis, agoutis and unmistakable sloths. For 8 months each year the shallow, warm waters are visited by humpback whales for breeding and calving. Other marine creatures include turtles and spotted dolphins.
Hotel facilities include restaurant, spa, bar and very large pool set in tropical gardens with a rainforest marked path to enjoy.
- Ecolodge with Ocean views
- Views over Ballena Marine National Park
- Simple, mid-range cabins
- River swimming
- 12 contemporary glass-walled villas
- Hiking trails, waterfall, natural swim holes
- Under 17s not permitted
- Great range of water and land activities
- Luxurious, ultra-contemporary retreat
- Boutique property with 8 stylish suites
- Adults only, great mix of activities
- Unspoilt coastline near Uvita
We had the most amazing time. It exceeded all my hopes of what the trip would be. The guides, the hotels - everything was of such a wonderful quality. Thank you for organizing everything. I will absolutely recommend Tourdust and use you again.
Claudia L reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 11 January 2024
We had a brilliant trip!
An amazing experience for parents, children and grandparents alike.
We are already planning a trip to Vietnam next year
Kate B reviewing Morocco Family Holiday: Kasbahs, Mountains & Souks on 10 January 2024
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023