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1 room, 2 adults

Villas Alturas

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
San Martin Norte, Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Mountain resort in Ballena with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free self parking
    • Free WiFi
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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.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Beautiful view down the rugged coastline from 630 feet altitude. Comfortable property…Mar. 3, 2021
  • Nice view, friendly staff, quiet; recommended; renovated Dec. 8, 2020

Villas Alturas

from A$202
  • Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, King Size Beds

What’s around Villas Alturas


  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 1 min walk
  • Playa Dominicalito - 30 min walk
  • Uvita Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Playa Hermosa - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Playa Dominical - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Playa Barú - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km
  • PlayaGuápil - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 58 min drive
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

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.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. 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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Beach shuttle*

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Year Built – 2004
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available. Services include body scrubs and body treatments.


Villas Alturas - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).


On Site

  • Hiking/biking trails on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Villas Alturas’s small print

Also known as

  • Villas Alturas Hotel Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Resort
  • Villas Alturas Ballena
  • Resort Villas Alturas Ballena
  • Ballena Villas Alturas Resort
  • Resort Villas Alturas
  • Villas Alturas Hotel
  • Villas Alturas Resort
  • Villas Alturas Ballena
  • Villas Alturas Resort Ballena
  • Villas Alturas Dominical
  • Villas Alturas
  • Villas Alturas Costa Rica/Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Resort Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Resort
  • Villas Alturas Costa Rica/Dominical
  • Villas Alturas Resort Ballena


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 for Villas Alturas

  • Does Villas Alturas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Villas Alturas 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villas Alturas?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Villas Alturas?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Villas Alturas?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Villas Alturas?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Villas Alturas?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Villas Alturas?
    Yes, Villas Alturas offers alfresco dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include La Parcela (2.3 mi), Jolly Roger (2.7 mi), and San Clemente Bar and Grill (4.3 mi).
  • What is there to do at Villas Alturas and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Villas Alturas also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 23 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
We had only two complaints. Air conditioning only in the bedroom and very poor lighting in the bedroom, other than that, everything was great! Very good staff!
Jay, us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing view, attentive staff, spacious villa! Highly recommended and will definitely be visiting again!
us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stunning view, friendly staff Don’t like: A/C doesn’t work well, and it’s only in the room, missing a A/C in the living room. TV too small, even when you don’t need it, because you can keep staring at the sea view.
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Villas alturas was a beautiful property with the most gracious and helpful staff. Francisco #Franko was the most knowledgeable and gave us incredible insight into local spots for our adventures. Incredible Bar tender as well! We stayed for 4 nights. The cuisine was absolutely delicious and vegetarian friendly!! Would definitely recommend staying here to any friends/family! Well done!
Christi, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful views and super helpful staff! You’ll want to rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, but that’s just part of the adventure. Plenty of activities and great restaurants within driving distance.
us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place to stay in Costa Rica for us
I love this place. We stayed only 2 nights but out of the 4 places we stayed this is by far the best. Staff is amazing so kind and helpful. We were given villa #5 which has an ok view but saw Villa # 3 & 4 we open which has a much better view. We asked if we could move to #3 and it was no problem. Such an amazing view. Loved the patio. The air conditioning was only for the bedroom which was fine because we were never in the living room. Usually at the pool or on the patio if not out exploring. The food was good. Loved the atmosphere. If you want a view don't get Villa #6 Villa #8 has a great view and is right next to the pool. We will be back for a whole week next time for sure. Thank you all so very much!. The Sanctuary on the grounds was cute. A little expensive for the amount of animals to view but the guide made in entertaining. And the money does go to help the animals so... Oh and you will need a higher clearance vehicle to get up the road to the place.
Jacqueline, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hilltop peaceful Oasis.
My gf and I stayed here. The villas are not 5 star accommodations, more like three, but the staff are so welcoming and wonderful that you are made to feel at home right away. My gf and I made dinner in villa 1 while we were here each night, and we basically had everything we needed. Any time we needed a pan or something, the staff was happy to lend it to us from the kitchen. The views from the hilltop location are pretty mind blowing. I’d love to go back.
Samuel, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fully stacked stocked villa
The level of thoughtfulness by the hotel is on a new level with all the necessities in the villa such as trash bags, kitchen ware, and more. It also has amazing view and service from all the staff. The only negative is the WiFi was poor but you’re on to ditch the internet.
Alan, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location. Safe area. Amazing staff who made our stay a memorable one. Although the villa provided us a comfortable haven during our stay, it could use some updating. It would also be great if the food they offer at their restaurant had a bit more flavor.
us7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Liked: view cannot be beat, staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive and food and drinks were very good. Cons: need 4x4 vehicle to get to the property but was used to the steep uphill drive after the first trip up and down.
Kim, us8 night trip

Villas Alturas