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The Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific Hotels

Villas Río Mar

  • Off main hwy. into town, 1 km (½ mile) west of Dominical Map It
  • Dominical
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  • Huge pool
  • Lovely grounds
  • Excellent restaurant


  • Some rooms lack air-conditioning and TV
  • 15-minute walk to the main beach

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This upscale yet very affordable hotel is upriver from the beach on exquisitely landscaped grounds filled with orchids, bougainvillea, and hibiscus. Standard rooms are in adobe-style cabinas with cane ceilings and ceiling fans, and have white-tile bathrooms. Superior rooms are larger and have a/c. The newer junior suites have king-size beds, cable TV, and air-conditioning—a must, since those cabinas bake in the sun. Four new family rooms have kitchens and two double bedrooms. Every room has a private porch screened with mosquito netting and furnished with bamboo chairs, and most have hammocks. Plants and elegant table settings fill the thatch-roof restaurant, notable for its excellent seafood at reasonable prices. A huge, luxurious pool has a swim-up bar and handsome teak pool furniture. There's a playground and minigolf for kids, and a spa and tennis court for grown-ups.

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Off main hwy. into town, 1 km (½ mile) west of Dominical, Dominical, 11909, Costa Rica

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  • 40 rooms, 12 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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