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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Our stay here was incredible...I could have lounged on the porch all day and watched for whales. The food at the restaurant is delicious. The rooms are beautiful and clean. I highly recommend splurging on the Villa 1 if you can swing it. It has 2 bedrooms with wonderful window views, plus full kitchen and living area AND a lovely...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Wow! what a nice compliment! thank you so much for sharing that with us. My husband and I also travel a bit and it is a very unique place. We are sincerely glad you enjoyed it. thank you for being our guest and taking time out of your day to let us know about your experience.

Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable views. We even saw several whales. Great to relax, unwind and take it easy. Delicious drinks and food from restaurant. Large rooms. Very clean. Highly recommend for families and couples. Here some pics

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

You summed it up well! thank you for your nice comments, we really do appreciate each and every review. It helps to know where to improve and where we are doing great. Thanks for being our guest and so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 12 August 2015

Quiet (only 7 villas on site), very friendly staff, great location minutes from the Dominical town centre and beach, and what a view! We felt super welcomed and very comfortable in this hotel and are recommending it to anyone considering going to Dominical (even if it's only for a night or two). We also really enjoyed the Wildlife Sanctuary that's...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

thank you for considering recommending us to your family and friends, we appreciate that! thanks for being our guest and for taking time to let us know of your 5 star experience. so grateful.

Long Island, New York
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I regret not staying longer at this hotel. Our family of 5 loved this hotel. It was hard to pick a favorite out of the 4 hotels we've been to in Costa, but this one ranks a bit higher than the rest. For one, the wildlife is incredible. The animal sanctuary just up the road has the cutest animals, including...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so flattered you enjoyed your stay so much and that you and your family had such a wonderful experience. We have been considering having an earlier breakfast but we do offer a to go breakfast for those leaving earlier than normal breakfast service. we hope...

orlando, fl
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We just returned from five nights at Villas Alturas and everything was wonderful, from the fresh coconut water upon arrival to the to-go breakfast sandwiches when we had to depart early to the airport. The views are stunning and the staff incredibly friendly and attentive. The two-bedroom villa was perfect for our family of five. We didn't cook at all...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

thank you for being our guest and for taking time out of your day to share your wonderful experience with us and others! We appreciate your kind words and are grateful you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. pura vida!

orlando, fl
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We just returned from 5 nights at Villas Alturas and loved every minute of it, from the fresh coconut water upon arrival to the to-go breakfast sandwiches when we had to depart early to the airport. The two bedroom villa was perfect for our family of five. The property has breathtaking views, attentive staff, and an ideal location. The beds...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The warm welcome. The beautiful view over the pacific coast and the Bellena marine park. The excellent food and the sight of Toucans, monkeys and even whales made our stay in Villas Alturas unforgetable.

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, it means a lot to us to hear about experiences and thoughts. We were so happy to have you here and thank you for being a wonderful guest!

Rainbow, Texas
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Alturas means height, depth or altitude. From a mental and literal stand point, one will find all of this and more at Villas Alturas. We stayed here for only two nights during our family of fours journey across CR. What to Expect: The front porch of villa 4 over looks the pacific and allows one to enjoy the sounds of...

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed experience, it is great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and the things and services that stood out to you. We were very happy to make your vacation a special one and glad you have the chance to experience what we are all about.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Our stay at Villas Alturas was truly wonderful. The best ocean to mountain view you'll witness in the Dominical-Uvita region of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. I can confidently say that since we looked at many places and hilltops while there! The team of staff, led by Tom, the owner, his daughter, and their two right hand men, Antonio & Andres were...

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Ahhh that wifi!! indeed the wifi in the jungle can be trying, but you are right, the bar area is the best signal and readily available for your technology fix! thank you for being our guest and for taking time to share your experience, pura vida!

Jacksonville, FL
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We spent 3 nights at Villas Alturas in room #5 and enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. We were glad to have rented a 4x4 SUV to climb the mountain to our hotel overnight! We received a welcome drink at check in and although we weren't the closest room, it was nice and quiet away from the pool and...

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Pura vda! thanks for your generous review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the sanctuary as well! Your feedback really does mean a lot to us! thank you.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villas Alturas offers the perfect combination of peace and quiet, views, sun, beach and adventure. Situated in the Costa Ballena area, only 35 minutes south of Manuel Antonio, you can enjoy the cool beachy vibe of Dominical 15 min away, explore the Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita or sample the international cuisine offered in Ojochal. Villas Alturas offers a complimentary breakfast every morning and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day. We will plan and book all of your tours as well as help you to connect with all of the local free adventures. Barbque grill, free parking, a/c bedrooms, great pool area with an incredible views! Our road was improved in December, 2013 very easily accessible. We can accommodate 30+ people for your parties, destination wedding or any other event. Time to breathe . . . Terms and Conditions ---------------------------------------------- AMEX is not accepted at this time Payment Policy: Rates include breakfast and daily maid service. Sheets are changed every third day. (Breakfast that is included in the rate for a One Bedroom Villa is for 2 people, Breakfast for a Two Bedroom Villa is for 4 people. ) Above rates INCLUDE 13% sales tax for the room only. A 10% service charge plus tax will be added to all restaurant and bar purchases. Management reserves the right to POSSIBLY withhold deposit per their discretion at time of reservation and is as follows: 50% of reservation is due at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due at check out. The maximum guests in our villas is 2 per bedroom plus one additional if the villa contains a futon. Check-in time is 2:00pm. Check-out time is 10am. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and may incur a charge. High season is December through April excluding holidays. Green season is May through November. Holiday rates apply December 20th through January 5th and require a 5 night minimum stay. Management declines all responsibility for valuables left in the villas. Cancellation Policy: There is no refund if cancellation is made 14 days or less prior to the reservation date. When cancellation notification is received between 15 and 30 days prior to the reservation, a $50 processing fee per room will be charged. Payment will be forfeited if guest(s) arrive after the specific date of reservation or depart prior to final day of reservation. All cancellations need to be sent via e-mail. A cancellation is not confirmed until you have received an email or fax confirmation from us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villas Alturas

Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $214 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Alturas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Villas Alturas Hotel Dominical
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#1 Family Hotel in Dominical
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“Some villas have better views than others.”
 of 5 bubbles 802anickl, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had Room 3 which was brilliant, but then so are all the Villas I believe.”
 of 5 bubbles Niel01, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All villas have ocean views and are close to pool. There are seven.”
 of 5 bubbles 908jima, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay in Room #1, but it's right beside the pool and there were always people going onto their deck.”
 of 5 bubbles 404traceya, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Fantastic location. Classy relaxing place to unwind. Ask for Villa #3 for phenomenal view. Perfect getaway!”
 of 5 bubbles RJB275, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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