Villas Alturas

off Costanera Hwy., 7 km (4½ miles) south of Dominical, 800 m up steep hill, Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909, Costa Rica

Fodor’s Expert Review

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. Furniture is minimal but adequate, and the tile floors are easy to sweep clean. Light lunches are available by the pool, along with à la carte dinners. A non-profit animal sanctuary on the property houses rescued wildlife; guided tours of the refuge ($25) are given at 9 and 11 am, and 1 and 3 pm daily except Monday.

PROS

  • excellent value
  • fabulous views
  • personal service

CONS

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

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Views
Quiet
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2200–5440

HOTEL DETAILS

7 villas
Rate Includes: Some meals

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