Fodor's Expert Review Roca Verde

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

Small and friendly, this is the only hotel with direct beach access in the area, so it's popular with surfers, anglers, and beach lovers, as well as locals who come here on Friday night for a live music mix of classic rock, bluegrass, and jazzy blues. Sunny, stylish rooms, decorated with swirling flower murals, come with spacious, modern bathrooms and verandas that look onto a garden and a small pool rimmed by stylish, comfortable loungers. There's no TV reception in the rooms. 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
  • can be noisy Friday night if you don't join the party
  • can be noisy on Friday night
  • no phones or TV reception in rooms
  • cash only

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Casual
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2787–0036
Website: rocaverde.net

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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