Fodor's Expert Review Necochea Inn

South of Km 147, turn 2 km/1 mi up, past the Pozo Azul, Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909, Costa Rica

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The forest setting feels primeval, but the decor at this handsome mountain retreat is a sophisticated mix of plush, contemporary furniture with wood and stone; two streams run through the forested property, supplying a natural, burbling sound track. Downstairs living and dining rooms face a wall of sliding glass doors looking onto a stone-deck pool in the jungle and a slice of ocean for a view. A curved stone stairway leads up to two luxurious, large rooms that share a spacious bath. A huge upstairs suite and a slightly smaller regular room have private porches, decadent bathrooms with deep tubs, antique armoires, and gleaming hardwood floors. The creek-side suite has its own TV, air-conditioning, and a romantic whirlpool tub on a private terrace. Host Yvonne de Necochea is full of energy and makes every guest feel at home.


  • luxurious accommodation with a personal touch, including Yvonne's mural-size wildlife paintings
  • excellent breakfasts


  • up a steep road that can be muddy
  • need your own car to get downhill to restaurants and beaches


Near the beach


Phones: -2787–8072 | -8395–2984


4 rooms, 1 with bath, 2 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast