A typical structure seen on the beaches of Costa Rica, our oversized, thatch roof Rancho is your outdoor living space while at Cristal Azul. Overlooking a vanishing edge pool, set above the town of San Miguel, the 180's views extend all the way to the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula without a neighbor in site.

The Rancho is a perfect place to take a break from the heat of the day and enjoy the views. Decks, daybeds and hammocks abound for impromptu naps as you snooze with the sound of the surf crashing below on San Miguel. At night, let them be the seats to your own personal planetarium for unforgettable star gazing!

Set in a lush canopy of dry tropical rainforest, wildlife is abundant at Cristal Azul. Home to several troops of Howler Monkeys, White Faced Monkeys, Iguanas, Armadillos, Ant Eaters and more, it is not uncommon to see a local critter pass by the pool. Set in the canopy of the jungle, birders are provided an incredible "birds eye view" of the dozens of species that make our trees their home as well as the estuary located on San Miguel.

The Rancho is equipped with a simple kitchen, Weber Grill, bar area, ice machine, professional billiards table, dining and lounge areas. Spend your day fishing and bring home a fresh catch for the grill and enjoy dinner under the stars! If nothing is biting, not too worry, we can have Marco prepare a fabulous "to-go" dinner from our kitchen at LocosCocos.

Active travelers who enjoy a challenge can use the rocky foot path to access the beach below, if not it is a 5-7 minute drive down to San Miguel where guests can use LocosCocos as a base camp to enjoy the surf and sands for the day. We will gladly set up hammocks and beach chairs for you under the palm trees!

If you would like simple breakfast service, we can have coffee, Gallo Pinto and fresh juice waiting for you in the kitchen. Half board meal plans are available upon request.


Cristal Azul is one of these jewel you go to once and never check it off your bucket list because you know you will go again again and again!!! The location, the setting, the atmosphere and the owners running this amazing place work in absolute perfect harmony!!! This is an absolute must see place, you will not be disappointed!!!!!

Isabelle R. 2018, Google Guide