Fodor's Expert Review Villas Alturas

Off Costanera Hwy., Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909, Costa Rica

One of the best lodging deals on this coast, these seven, no-frills villas are in a sublime, lofty setting, with a large swimming pool and a huge terrace overlooking a million-dollar view of the Pacific. The villas have either one or two bedrooms, equipped kitchens, a private terrace with hammocks and rocking chairs, and large bathrooms. Ceiling fans augment the cool ocean breezes, and there are air-conditioners in each of the bedrooms. Light lunches are available by the pool, along with à la carte dinners. A nonprofit animal sanctuary on the property houses rescued wildlife; guided tours of the refuge ($25) are given by 24-hour advanced reservation at 9 and 11 am, and 1pm daily except Monday.

PROS

  • excellent value
  • good poolside restaurant
  • wildlife refuge on-site

CONS

  • long, steep drive requiring 4WD
  • long way down to beach and activities
  • sparsely furnished villas

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Quiet
Countryside
Basic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2200–5440

HOTEL DETAILS

7 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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