Roca Verde

off the Costanera Sur Hwy, on Dominical Beach, 1 km (½ mile) south of Dominical, Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909, Costa Rica

Fodor’s Expert Review

Small and friendly, this is the only hotel with direct beach access in the area, so it's no surprise it's popular with surfers, anglers, and beach lovers. Sunny, stylish rooms, decorated with swirling flower murals, come with spacious, modern bathrooms and verandas trimmed with eucalyptus wood looking onto a garden and a small pool rimmed by stylish, comfortable loungers. There's no TV reception in the rooms, but if you're lucky you'll be here on a Friday night when the hotel rocks with live music, a mix of classic rock, bluegrass, and jazzy blues, which draws a big local crowd. The spacious lobby features a wall-size sea-life mural and doubles as a gallery displaying work by local artists and a gathering place for locals. The hotel arranges surfing and stand-up paddle lessons and fishing trips. The restaurant serves hearty portions of local food, along with excellent pizza and Italian dishes.

PROS

  • right on the beach
  • friendly bar
  • reasonably priced

CONS

  • can be noisy Friday night if you don't join the party
  • no phones in rooms

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
On the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2787–0036
Website:

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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