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We were told of this place by a close friend. They said, “expect to come here and do nothing.” Kirk & I are usually very active people and figured we would arrive and then do a lot of walking, kayaking etc. In fact, our friends were right. Cristal Azul is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places we have ever seen. We did nothing but enjoy the view and ambiance. In fact, we stayed an additional few nights! We will definitely be back!          Kirk M. & Holly C. Indiana, USA April 2006


What a special place you two have created. Thank you for being such great hosts to Playa San Miguel & Cristal Azul. You both have given us so much information about Costa Rica and life here. Thank you for sharing your home. It has been a privilege to share time with you both!  Mike & Stephanie M. Sausalito, CA July 2006

Nuestra estadía en Cristal Azul ha sido memorable. Da la sensación de estar en tu propia casa de playa, pero con la calidez y amabilidad de sus propietarios. Para quienes buscamos tranquilidad y belleza natural, con el confort de unas villas con vista al mar, es el lugar perfecto! Indudablemente regresamos!!! Muchas gracias por hacernos sentir en casa!      Paula D. & Carlos C. Costa Rica 2007



Ivo and I feel so lucky to have shared your beautiful oasis in the wild with you! It was such a pleasure to meet both of you-your hospitality made us feel so at home. This is the place one can only dream about and almost feels created as a honeymoon paradise. The first morning I woke up I thought I must have gone to heaven to have opened my eyes to such a view. Really ideal here! The peace, the view, the animals roaming about!  Thanks so much!  Anitha T. & Ivo L. USA April 2007


Too good to be true, a well kept secret! The personal attention and hospitality of Henner & Zene is five star. We look forward to more visits with friends and family!    Carlos G. Escazu Costa Rica July 2007


I was recommended to this beautiful retreat by a good friend of ours. I had no way of knowing that this would become my favorite getaway. It is so relaxing and remote! We had a great chef to prepare meals, the pool table was awesome and my husband loved going fishing with Henner! We`re coming back soon!  Jeanette Breedlove, Indianapolis Indiana  USA  August 2008

What a blessing to have the opportunity to stay with you in your beautiful home. Alaska is so far away, yet your kindness feels like we are home.                            Rob, Beth, Stephen & Catherine S. Alaska, USA January 2008

I went to Cristal Azul with my boyfriend for 4 days and it felt like we spent a week there! Zene and Henner are the most gracious hosts and knowledgeable about the area. We even got to go fishing - what a captain Henner is! If you are thinking of going to Costa Rica - STAY AT CRISTAL AZUL! The villas are wonderfully outfitted, and the property is gorgeous! The pool is a dream, and the beach is right there if that is your thing. The most relaxing vacation I have ever had!           Hannah V. Darien CT USA August 2009

What a place! Set on a hill, you will love swimming in the pool while taking in the fantastic views. The rooms are lovely and private. Zene and Henner are the best hosts!  Go fishing, too! It gives you a great view of the countryside!           Keith NYC, NY USA August 2009

We have travelled to all parts of CR and have stayed in all types of inns & hotels, but Cristal Azul ranks among the best by far! The warmth and hospitality of Zene & Henner is first rate and we highly recommend this place to all!!     Mike & Olivia Grecia CR May 2009

This has been a paradise adventure! Cristal Azul has been a treat with friendly and generous hosts. Restful days in the sun and pool and lovely meals. Thank you!        Karen H. & Rob C. California, USA May 2009

Thank you both for being such great hosts in this paradise in Costa Rica. No other hotel will ever be quite like this one.   Robert & Jayne T. UK May 2009

A staggering place, warm welcoming and an emblazoned memory forever. Gracias para todo!    Ian & Susan P. UK May 2009

May 2009, we went down to Costa Rica for a wedding that the entire entourage followed down to the San Miguel beach for 3 days.  Most of the kids stayed at a local hotel down by the water while the bride and groom and family stayed at a friend’s home right on the beach.  However, a few of us had the greatest experience of all staying up on the hill overlooking the entire San Miguel coastline at Cristal Azul. When we met up with the rest of the party and boasted about Cristal Azul and how wonderful it was to be up on the hill with a bar, the infinity pool, a pool table and fabulous cooking, they all had to take turns coming up to see themselves. It was unanimous – we had the best place to stay!  We were hosted by the owners, Henner and Zene, who kept everything alive and were more accommodating that your own mother.  Our stay was that of peace and tranquility all nesteld in the middle of nature , the rainforest and overlooking the coastline.  You couldn’t ask for more!     Pamela N., Mike B., & Olivia B.   California USA & Costa Rica!


We flew into San Jose and chose to drive throught the Costa Rican country side instead of hop the other short flight to the resort.  Along the drive I thought I was seeing the most beautiful views Central America had to offer....until I reached Cristal Azul.  NOt only is the natural scenery surrounding this resort breathtaking, the resort itself is artistically manicured and freckled with gorgeous accents artistically placed by someone who obviously has a knack for ambiance.  Zene and Henner are the most accomodating and gracious people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting on vacation and they ensured our trip was perfecttion from beginning to end.  Fresh seafood daily, endless cold cervezas and an atmosphere that made the thought of leaving seem about as delightful as a root canal.  The breezy, tropical atmosphere in perfect equilibrium with the exotic unknown that waits around the corner.  When I had enough siestas in the hammocks and sun soaking the infinity pool, I spent some time down at the beach where the waves beckon surfers, fishing is an adventure in itself and the beach bar does not disappoint.  I intend to spend many vacations there and encourage anyone who has a deisre for an extraordinary location, indigenous congeniality, views that would make your screensaver green with envy and the opportunity to visit the Costa Rican coast like few ever do, visit Cristal Azul. * Tip, ask for Henner`s special Rum Punch.  Sip, relax and repeat.        M. Palm, Las Vegas NV, February 2010