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  • Barefoot Luxury on the Beach

    Defining Barefoot Luxury When people contact me about Cristal Azul Boutique Hotel, it is easy for me to describe to them what too expect while on vacation here having fallen in love with the quiet […]

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    Sea Turtles Nesting Costa Rica

    Experience sea turtles nesting in Costa Rica without the crowds at Cristal Azul Hotel Sea Turtles Nesting Costa Rica – it’s been their beach destination for millions of years! Long before flocks of tourists arrived […]

  • LocosCocos serving Fresh Ceviche!

    Catch of the Day Ceviche, Cold Tropical Drinks and your toes in the sands, steps from the surf! We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our Cevichera offering fresh fish and seafood […]

  • Considering a Honeymoon in Costa Rica?

    Newlyweds share their recent honeymoon experience at Cristal Azul Boutique Retreat. My husband and I enjoyed a perfect honeymoon at Cristal Azul, absolutely perfect. It surpassed our expectations on so many levels. To note: this […]

  • Tips on How to be a Responsible Traveler

    Learn the basic characteristics, geography, culture and values of your destination country. Be open minded, tolerant, respectful and ready to learn new things on your trip. Be aware of and respect local customs and norms […]

  • Another great guest review, thanks Brinton!

    Make Sure You Visit Before You Kick the Bucket! I understand the title seems rather over dramatic and exaggerated in nature, and if you’re as big of a skeptic as me perhaps even suspicious. I […]

  • Tamborito the Pizote!

    Three weeks ago Henner came home  for cocktails with guests Charlie & Pat, regular guests who are also soon to be neighbors in the area.  When he entered the rancho he was excited to share […]

  • Our little guy!

    Tamborito spent two days up on the hill at Cristal Azul before moving to the truly luxe accommodations at SIBU preserve in Nosara where he will learn to live in the wild with other lost […]

  • My first introduction to Tamborito

    This was all I could see at first of Tamborito, the baby Pizote that was abandoned by his mother, rescued by Henner, and now living at SIBU/Nosara Wildlife Preserve with Steve & Vicki and a […]