Ballena Escape


Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Short Description

Ocean Side Luxury Condo at Elan with Three Bedrooms


Enjoy your time in Costa Rica at the most exclusive development in the southern pacific region of Costa Rica. This large (over 2,200 square feet!) three bedroom, 2 balcony villa, is perfect for guests who want to enjoy luxurious accommodations, take private walks on Playa Ballena beach (guests have private access from the swimming pool area) and enjoy everything Costa Rica has to offer. This villa comfortably sleeps up to seven (7) people.

The villa is a corner unit providing plenty of natural light throughout the entire villa. Guests love the open floor plan that connects the kitchen, kitchen island, living room and outdoor balcony/patio.

The large Owner's Suite has a king size bed, access to the balcony/patio, large storage area, en-suite bathroom with double sinks and walk-in shower.

Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed, private access to the 2nd balcony/patio, a large storage/closet unit, and occupies one of the villa's corners, providing plenty of natural light.

Bedroom #3 has a double and a single bed, plenty of light, and a large storage/closet unit for your personal items.

Every bedroom has air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Guests love the multiple swimming pools (including a shallow pool specifically for children) and adjacent area that has BBQ facilities, kitchenette and seating, outdoor showers and washrooms (both by the pool area and by the beach). This beautiful, relaxing area is a shared space, but given its size, it rarely feels crowded. For the adults there is a Jacuzzi hot tub.

Private gated community connected to the Marino Ballena National Park and biological corridor.


Guests will meet with an Osa Property Management representative at check-in and at check-out. Osa Property Management will also be available from 8am - 8 pm.

Osa Property Management’s Concierge and Vacation Planner team will contact you after you have made your reservation. We will assist with making any necessary transportation arrangements from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO), or from one of the two local regional airports in the area - Palmar Sur or Quepos - to the property in Uvita. We will also arrange all excursions/activities/tours with reputable companies in the area, provide a link for grocery delivery, and make reservations at any restaurant. Our goal is to make your trip to Costa Rica enjoyable and as relaxing as you want it to be.


Ballena Escape is part of the most exclusive and luxurious beachfront development in the southern pacific region of Costa Rica. Elan Beachfront Condominium development is located just 5 minutes south of Uvita.

Uvita is one of the Central Pacific's best kept secrets. The beaches are beautiful, the hills are lush, wildlife is abundant and its the perfect place to surf, horseback ride or just relax. If you are looking for a beautiful beach destination that is far less developed than Manuel Antonio, Uvita is a fantastic alternative. The highlight is Marino Ballena National Park, featuring the famous sandy "Whale's Tail" where migrating humpback whales can be seen just offshore. You can whale watch, dolphin watch or snorkel.

Uvita also makes a great base for exploring Dominical (12 miles North) which is a fun, funky hippie and counterculturist enclave with great shops, dining, live music, candlelight yoga, spas, bars and beach. The tiny town of Ojochal is 9 miles to the South and is known as one of the best foodie towns in Costa Rica. Ojochal also offers easy access to Playa Ventanas, a small and beautiful beach famous for its sea caves.

For those who enjoy golfing, the southern pacific’s only golf course, Osa Golf Course, is an easy 25 minute drive south.


Guests will meet with Osa Property Management at check-in and then have 24 hour access to the unit. There is a gated entrance to the development providing additional peace of mind and security.

The villa is on the second floor and there are elevators available, making it easy for guests.


The villa is part of Elan at Ballena Beach Condominium complex. The unit is on the second floor - there is an elevator. The multiple swimming pools and BBQ area, are shared among other guests. Guests will also have private (to Elan guests only) access to the beach.


The property is easily accessible by any kind of vehicle.

Uvita does not have UBER and private taxis are not always available. Osa Property Management can assist guests in lining up transportation from San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), which is approximately three hours away (rental cars, private shuttles for groups, etc).

There are two nearby local airports that have daily flights to/from San Jose via Sansa Airlines or private chartered flights. Airports at both Palmar Sur and Quepos are each approximately 45 minutes away.


Maximum occupancy: 7 people

Every vacation rental managed by Osa Property Management will have the following provided:
Full bag of Costa Rican coffee (250 grams/8 oz/0.5 lb)
Coffee filters
Cooking oil
Dish soap (sink)
Dish cleaning sponge
Starter set of dishwasher soap (if applicable)
Paper towels
Shampoo in every shower
Soap in every shower
Hand soap at every sink
Start set of laundry detergent
Toilet paper
One box of Kleenex per bathroom
Trash bags
Guests are responsible for purchasing more items if they run out.

Important: Our properties are protected by a digital trust platform that enables Hosts, Operators and Guests to confidently transact in the short-term rentals space. Please note that once you have booked, you will be contacted by a representative to verify the reservation. Please make sure this is completed prior to check-in. Failure to do so may result in the reservation being cancelled.

Private walkway to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches; Playa Ballena.

House Rules

Check-in must be completed by 8 pm.


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector


Baby Bath
Baby Monitor
Window Guards
Changing Table
Children Books & Toys
Children Dinnerware
Fireplace Guards
Game Console
Outlet Covers
Pack & Play TravelCrib
Room Darkening Shades
Stair Gates
Table Corner Guards
Babysitter Recommendations

Availability calendar

Michaela (review from Airbnb)
Had a wonderful stay! The place was spotless and was well equipped. This location has access to the best beach in the area and loved the private beach space, chairs and faucet for wash off. The short walk to the beach was beautiful and well maintained and a great experience in itself. The three pools made it perfect for our kids and adults. Would definitely recommend for family. Shout out to Christian who was responsive and helpful and gave us a late check out.

Thanks Michaela! We hope to see you again soon here in Costa Rica. Pura vida! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Joaquin (review from Airbnb)
Un lugar espectacular.
El apartamento maravilloso, luminoso y limpio con todo lo necesario para estar cómodos y relajados.
Los acabados de primera en los baños, las habitaciones, la cocina equipada, todo moderno y decorado con muy buen gusto.
El sendero a la playa es lindo y bien cuidado, un viaje corto para llegar a la playa donde hay cómodas sillas para descansar en la sombra, disfrutar del tranquilo oleaje del mar, caminar por la playa y admirar preciosos atardeceres.
Las piscinas súper limpias y bien cuidadas, rodeadas de árboles y naturaleza.
Este es un lugar que definitivamente vale mucho la pena.
Estuvimos encantados en ese paraíso.

Muchas gracias Joaquin!! Fue un placer. Ojala nos vemos pronto!

Ryan (review from Airbnb)
Very nice stay with great condo and wonderful access to a nearly private beach. Pools were great also and the surrounding jungle was full of wildlife.

Thanks Ryan! It was a pleasure hosting you. We hope to see you again soon. Pura vida! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Yaakov (review from Airbnb)
Deben revisar filtros de aires acondicionados

Natasha (review from Airbnb)
The property is AMAZING. A real hidden gem, the beach is walking distance, and so beautiful. The apartment is super modern and very well equipped. Pool area amazing It’s a shame the have a property management team who don’t take the time to respond quickly and you have to insist.
Also no cleaning is included and the private chef charges $220 for breakfast. Which is RIDICULOUS.

Natasha We replied to your numerous requests, during every day of your stay, in a timely manner. We sent you the Digital Guidebook several times because you did not take the time to read through it. We wish you the best.

Melanie K. (review from Vrbo)
Fantastic condo and beach
I can’t imagine a better beach! The condo was a quick easy walk to a private blue flag beach. Some days, no one else was there. The water was warm and so clean. We played in the mild but fun waves for hours. We did not bother to try different beaches because this one was so nice. The condo was close to great activities, such as whale watching and Jungle ATV, and restaurants, such as Ballena Bistro. The condo was very clean and quiet and spacious. The condo management was easy to communicate with.

Thanks Melanie! It was a pleasure Hosting you. We hope we have the opportunity to Host you again. Pura vida! Osa Property Management / Costa Rica Las Villas

Manuel (review from Airbnb)
Super !

Bharat (review from Airbnb)
Great Place to stay. Amazing views and a very convenient place. About 3 hours from the airport. Coming back to the United States we ran into issues with getting tested. All the hospitals were booked. We went to the Covid testing site near the airport and it was done within 1hour including results. Below is the link for that test site.'53.5%22N+84%C2%B012'36.1%22W/@9.9982,-84.2122257,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xdee56c9efb984d3d!8m2!3d9.9982!4d-84.210037

Ruby (review from Airbnb)
Checking-in process was easy, and we were able to enjoy the property without any issues. The property as described, met our expectations and more. We would definitely stay again.