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Hotel Costa Las Ballenas

Family-friendly hotel with private beach, connected to a shopping center, near Playa Bonita

  • Free WiFi

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  • It was an amazing experience. Went there with my wife and our dog and the dog had plenty…

    Apr 29, 2021

  • I liked it a lot, it is in front of the Playa Bonita Beach, the restaurant is excellent…

    Oct 9, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 30 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach sun loungers

For families

  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Patio

What’s around

  • In Playa Bonita
  • Playa Bonita - 1 min walk
  • The Whales (Cayos Las Ballenas) - 14 min walk
  • Coson Beach - 42 min walk
  • Haitian Caraibes Art Gallery - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • La Iglesia Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Pool View
  • Standard Double Room
  • Superior Double Room

What’s around


  • In Playa Bonita
  • Playa Bonita - 1 min walk
  • The Whales (Cayos Las Ballenas) - 14 min walk
  • Coson Beach - 42 min walk
  • Haitian Caraibes Art Gallery - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • La Iglesia Beach - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • Punta Popy Beach - 4.6 mi / 7.4 km
  • Los Haitises National Park - 12.4 mi / 20 km
  • El Salto del Limon - 14.5 mi / 23.4 km
  • El Limon Falls - 14.5 mi / 23.4 km
  • Moron Beach - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km

Getting around

  • Samana (AZS-El Catey Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

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.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 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


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • 1 per room (up to 33 lbs)
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours)*


  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception

Things to do

  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Beach towels

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Things to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Resort Costa Las Ballenas - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

  • Costa Ballenas Hotel
  • Hotel Costa Las Ballenas Hotel
  • Hotel Costa Las Ballenas Las Terrenas
  • Hotel Costa Las Ballenas Hotel Las Terrenas
  • Costa Ballenas Hotel Las
  • Costa Las Ballenas
  • Resort Costa Las Ballenas Las Terrenas
  • Resort Costa Las Ballenas
  • Costa Las Ballenas Las Terrenas
  • Hotel Costa Las Ballenas Las Terrenas

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180 per room

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; 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.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

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.


  • Yes, Hotel Costa Las Ballenas 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.
  • This property is closed from July 23 2021 to August 5 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 33 lbs per pet.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, Resort Costa Las Ballenas offers alfresco dining, Italian cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Boulangerie Française (3.3 mi), Paco Cabana (3.4 mi), and XO (3.4 mi).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is USD 180 per room.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and spa services. Hotel Costa Las Ballenas also has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One of the best beach spot. Quiet, beach front, not too many people. Really enjoyed our time there. The staff was also extremely friendly. Will definitely stay there again if we ever go back to Las Terranas

    11 night romance trip, Aug 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very great service, amazing location, overall really great experience, playa Bonita is one of the best beaches in the country. Where this hotel is located.

    RosasYRiod, 1 night romance trip, Aug 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Just like the picture.

    Amazing place, Just like the picture. Only one problem, Very loud music all day and night form one of the neighbors.

    1 night trip, Aug 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property with beautiful beaches in walking distance.

    Diana, 4 night family trip, Jan 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location, gardens, rooms, and incredibly friendly and helpful staff.

    Lake, 6 night family trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very beautiful, right on the beach. the grounds are kept clean.

    chris, 3 night romance trip, Dec 9, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    BEWARE: They Will Rip You Off

    Stayed here for 2 nights with my wife. The location is great! But the rooms are hot, uncomfortable and have lots of leaks when it rains (our bed got wet) and mosquitos (there are mosquito nets around the bed) The bed was rock hard and the a/c didn't work well (no other fan). The food at the restaurant was ok but way overpriced, the included breakfast was excellent. I paid my room through but at check in they required a 2000 peso (about $40 US) deposit on my card. when I checked out, they wouldn't let me use my 2000 peso deposit to pay for my incidentals but forced me to make a new charge to my card. ELENA (the manager) told me the 2000 pesos would be immediately refunded. It's been over 3 weeks now and there has been no refund and ELENA wont respond to any calls or messages. I feel like they scammed me out of the money. There are much nicer places along Playa Bonita, I would never go back to this place

    leo, 2 night romance trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good experience. The staff it’s very kind and pleasant at all times...

    2 night family trip, Aug 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great service, it’s beach front, great location. Beautiful beach

    Julio, 1 night family trip, Jul 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everybody went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and happy. From management to service crew at reception area, restaurant and bar staff. Simply...AMAZING!

    4 night trip, Feb 17, 2019

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