Fodor's Expert Review Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica

Playa Jobo, west of Bahia Salinas , Bahía Salinas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

As the first all-inclusive luxury resort in the Bahía Salinas area and the first hotel in Guanacaste to feature swim-up rooms, Dreams Las Mareas stands out from the AI pack with no hidden charges, no restaurant reservations, no towel cards, and no plastic wrist bands. Its location on the bay of Playa Jobo makes for quiet isolation, despite the property's size: 447 rooms, each with ocean, pool, or mountain views. Spacious rooms have satin curtains sectioning off modern bathrooms, with luxurious touches like hydrotubs, stocked minibars, and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Included in the rate are top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service, and meals at any of the eight restaurants. Selection, presentation, and quality of cuisine are remarkably impressive, especially at the fine-dining Italian restaurant, Portofino. The resort prides itself on offering "soft entertainment" with no drinking games, pool shouting, or DJs to awaken you during your poolside slumber. Still, there’s plenty to entertain like yoga, snorkeling, a kids’ club, disco, cinema, and a 44,000-square-foot pool with a water slide. For pampering, you can indulge in treatments at the Spa by Pevonia or work your way through their 8-step hydrotherapy circuit.


  • lovely swim-up rooms
  • calm beach
  • wine
  • tequila
  • coffee tastings included
  • designated kids' pool
  • wine, tequila, coffee tastings included
  • designated kids' pool


  • isolated on a bumpy road
  • steep
  • vast grounds require a lot of walking
  • patios and bathrooms lack privacy
  • steep, vast grounds require a lot of walking
  • patios and bathrooms lack privacy




Phones: 866-237–3267-in U.S. | -2690–2400


447 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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