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Villas Río Mar

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • huge pool
  • lovely grounds
  • excellent restaurant

    Cons

  • some rooms lack air-conditioning
  • 15-minute walk to the main beach

Villas Río Mar Review

Upriver from the beach on exquisitely landscaped grounds, this upscale yet very affordable hotel is awash in clouds of terrestrial orchids and aflame with bright bougainvillea and hibiscus. Standard rooms are in adobe-style cabinas with cane ceilings and ceiling fans, and have gleaming 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 suites also have whirlpool tubs. 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 luxurious pool has a swim-up bar and handsome teak pool furniture. There's a new playground for kids, and a spa and tennis court for grown-ups.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off main highway into town, 1 km (½ mile) west of Dominical Dominical, 11909
  • Phone: 2787–0052
  • Website:
  • Location: Dominical

    Hotel Details

  • 40 rooms, 12 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
Updated: 04-01-2013

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