Villas Río Mar

Off main hwy. into town, 1 km (½ mile) west of Dominical, Dominical, Puntarenas, 11909, Costa Rica

Fodor’s Expert Review

This upscale yet very affordable hotel is upriver from Dominical beach on exquisitely landscaped grounds filled with orchids, bougainvillea, and hibiscus. It's especially popular with families. Standard rooms are in adobe-style cabinas with cane ceilings and ceiling fans, and have white-tile bathrooms. Superior rooms are larger and all have a/c. The newer junior suites have king-size beds, cable TV, and air-conditioning—a must, since those cabinas bake in the sun. Four family rooms have kitchens and two double bedrooms. Every room has a private porch screened with mosquito netting and furnished with wooden chairs or hammocks. Plants and elegant table settings fill the thatch-roof restaurant, notable for its excellent seafood at reasonable prices. The outstanding breakfast buffet is also open to nonguests ($8). A huge, luxurious pool has a swim-up bar and handsome teak pool furniture. There's a playground and minigolf for kids, and a spa and tennis court for grown-ups.

PROS

  • huge pool
  • lovely grounds
  • excellent restaurant

CONS

  • some rooms lack air-conditioning and TV
  • 15-minute walk to the main beach

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
GreenFamily
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2787–0052

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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