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Vista Ballena hotel, perched in the hills of Costa Rica's wild southern coast, is more than a tropical resort. Here, in the world's most ecologically diverse setting, you will discover nature's hidden treasures and sustenance for the soul.

Our 20 room hotel is set high among the mountainous jungles of Costa Ballena. Enjoy exquisite views of the “Whale’s Tail” sandbar as it extends into the warm ocean waters and witness humpback whales cresting as they pass. Surrounded by lush rainforest and pristine coral-lined beaches, Vista Ballena is a place of solace and discovery in an otherwise untouched land. Paradise after all, is not just a destination, it is what stirs inside us when we set our eyes on the sublime wonders and wisdom of the natural world.



we offer



At Vista Ballena we take great care to provide you with a place you can unplug, unwind, and de-stress. Here, there is the space for introspection. Begin each day with a sunrise meditation and yoga practice or ease tired muscles with a therapeutic massage.
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Dining & Entertainment

A beautiful experience isn't found in one bite, in one dance, in one song. The beauty is in how they all come together to show you something new, or things you'd long forgotten. Enjoy culinary delights at Mi Amore Ristorante with breathtaking views of the coastline and lose yourself to the rhythms of live music weekly. 
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When was the last time you gave yourself permission to play? To be free to discover something you've never seen before? Whether you catch a glimpse of great whales, dive into vibrant coral reefs, or hike Costa Rica's untamed jungle, we offer unparalleled opportunities for exploration and discovery.
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Experience the infinite wisdom of your heart. Learn a new orientation toward yourself and the world around you. One that helps us become all we were meant to be. Allow us to support your journey with workshops and events centered around healing and transformation at the HART Center.
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Understanding how our actions ripple out into the world and affect our neighbors allows us to become better neighbors ourselves. A core tenet of the HART center is to be conscientious in our work. We exemplify this by reaching out to the local community and opening our space and our hearts to their families.
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stay with us


Come enjoy the sights, sounds, and culinary delights that are Costa Rica. Whether you are looking to spend your days in outdoor adventures, soaking in our infinity pool, or getting to know the local community, we can accommodate you. Each of our 20 newly remodeled rooms include a private balcony to enjoy the breathtaking coastline and crimson sunsets. Book your stay at Vista Ballena today.

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