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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My stay here was amazing! what struck me most was the garden and setting of the hotel. its spacious, colourful, GREEN and basically full of life! I've seen tuns of toucans, iguanas and all types of other birds during my stay! The property has a huge variety of vegetation, no wonder animals like it here!I n addition the walk to... More 

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MEsquivel, Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Many thanks for you beautiful comment, we are really happy that you could enjoyed your stay in our paradise. Thank you so much! More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stayed here 2 nights during our Costa Rica trip. Located a bit outside the village the villas our of a very nice size with AC. Bathroom area is very spacious. Nice outside patio area to relax an look out over the beautifull gardens with lots of animals. Lots of Tucans! Breakfast was very good, so was our lunch. Great... More 

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Danville, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here as a chaperone for nine 8th graders from California. We had a two night stay in this relaxing spot. The kids enjoyed the pool and the pool table during their downtime. Our science teachers enjoyed birdwatching on the beautiful grounds. Each room had a private terrace and a large bathroom. I enjoyed a warm, strong shower which... More 

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest! We are more than glad to know your stay and your group was happy and relax here in our paradise! Thanks very much for letting us your nice comment! Our aim is make sure our guest have fun and have a good service!. Once again thanks for choosing us! Staff Villas Rio Mar! More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed for the weekend, group of 5. The rooms were comfortable and clean, with a nice front terrace to chill. Nice pool. The place is completely surrounded by nature, very relaxing. Great staff in the restaurant, food was excellent.

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Many thanks for your king comment! We are more than happy to know your stay was enjoyable! For us is very important to know our staff and all our amenities and all the general areas was comfortable for you an your family! Dominical is beautiful and our hotel is near by to a different places for visit! Once... More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

the location is a little hard to get since the road is soooo terrible, but you will be pleasantly surprised when you see the amenities. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. the restaurant/servers were very nice and friendly. Food as awesome. Clean, beautiful, and quiet. Loved it and recommend it.

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear guest, We appreciate your kind comment, thanks a lot for taking your time to let as know your stay was enjoyable! Our aim is to make you feel at home! The road from the hotel to the center of Dominical town is about 850 mt, is accessibly for all types of vehicle, walking is around 15 minutes! we care... More 

Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very nice place, We asked for kitchenette room, (303) very good for the price we paid, confortable room, enough kitchen amenities for quick cooking if you want. Clean room, good A/C. Clean bathroom. The place has nice swimming pool, tennis court, billar table, parking, also a restaurant. Breakfast is included, very good, fresh fruits, good coffee, also some there is... More 

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MEsquivel, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you for your nice comment. We are pleased that your stay in our hotel has been as you expected. Our goal is to make sure our customers feel welcome! We are so sorry on these days you visit us, the road is in repair, it is a short and easy access to the town and beach path,... More 

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

After some comments from our son and family about how great they were treated, my wife and I decided to stop and see ourselves. The receptionist, Jose, was exemplary and helpful, the rooms spacious with super comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, air cond and hot water showers. We were on our way to San Jose on business and only could stay... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks very much, for your time to let us know your kind comment, we are more them happy to know your stay here in our hotel was agreeable and relaxed. Our objective is to make sure our client return back home very satisfied, we hope new visit you have more time to enjoy our beautiful paradise. Staff Villas... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Everyone mentions the beautiful grounds, for good reason. This was the only spot we consistently saw Toucans and on the trail we saw poison dart frogs. Staff is great too. Felt comfortable letting our 8 year old wander the grounds alone, she loved the exercise equipment, pool and Foosball table. Our only regret was not staying longer!

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Hi dear guest, Thanks, so much for taking your time to let us know your kind comment, we are more than happy to hear your stay was enjoyable. Our garden and all our common areas are very nice and easy walking for everybody, and children love these areas. Thanks again for choosing us, hope to see you in the future... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed here at the end of our Costa Rica trip for 3 nights and it was just what we needed. On arrival we discovered our travel company had booked us a room without air conditioning, so were delighted an upgrade was available. I would definitely recommend you check this before booking. We spotted quite a bit of wildlife in... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Hi dear guest! Very nice and kind comment, thousand thanks to take your time to write a generous remark, and letting us know about it! We are more than happy to know your stay was gratifying and pleasurable! Here is many thinks to do and to see like nationals parks, waterfalls, beaches, souvenirs, rivers and our garden, our pool, our... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Really lovely family friendly hotel relaxed with large pool lovely well kept grounds. Wifi patchy but remember you are on holiday not there to work or check Facebook. Large beds and fridge. Shower was a bit rubbish but very comfortable. Tucans flying around the grounds and iguanas at every turn. Was a bumpy ride into town I would recommend hiring... More 

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MEsquivel, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villas Rio Mar, responded to this review

Dear customers! Thanks so much for taking your time to write a nice comment, we are more than happy to know your stay in our hotel was enjoyable. Sorry about the inconveniences, we are working on it! We are located like 15 minutes walking by long the river to the center of Dominical town, bumpy but the road is very... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dominical ***Eco-Hotel Resort near Uvita & Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Relax in true nature while enjoying a wide range of amenities! Villas Rio Mar is an internationally recognized 3 Star Eco hotel located in a stunning natural setting; an easy 10 minute walk from the fun and the beach of Dominical. Whether traveling as a couple or with family, Villas Rio Mar offers a wide range of amenities guaranteed to make your holiday worry-free and enjoyable. Our hotel includes 52 rooms and can also host medium-sized groups. Our spacious tropical gardens provide privacy and include many beautiful plants, flowers, and birds, which one can observe from outdoor patio areas located in front of the rooms. One of the best restaurants in the area, El Rancho, is located at Villas Rio Mar. The area offers a wide array of leisure and adventure activities including beautiful beaches, four National Parks, and many other nature & wildlife reserves. A wide range of amenities: spacious tropical gardens, jungle trails, large swimming pool with pool bar, quality restaurant & bar (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks), international sports programming, room service, billiard table, darts, foosball, kids’ play area, mini golf, outside gym, tennis court, tour & transport services, massage, nail studio, and other body treatments. 4 room types to choose from: 48 of the 52 rooms have an outdoor patio area with garden views, rooms with AC & TV available, family-sized rooms available (limited), rooms with kitchenette available, mini-fridge and ceiling fans in every room Great price for an excellent service: professional staff, free wi-fi throughout the hotel, complimentary parking, free rental car drop-off (airport & Villas Rio Mar), group discounts available, seasonal discounts; May>Dec. 15th, book now & pay later! Beautiful, easily accessible, with lots to do: - Stunning natural beauty, gorgeous beaches, and nearby tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife - Many beaches, national parks, and adventure tours - Easily accessible from SJO International Airport via newly paved roads (<3 hours) - 10 min. walk to Dominical - 15 min. walk to the beach - Relaxing natural setting - Private and secure Meetings & Events: conference room & event planning services for businesses, weddings & private events ... more   less 

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Address: 800 m north from the Dominical entrance along the Baru river, Dominical 185-8000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range: $140 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas Rio Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Villas Rio Mar Hotel Dominical
Hotel Rio Mar
Rio Mar Hotel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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“Check you have a room with A/C”
 of 5 bubbles H4755LOsteved, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is weak but best in the bar and pool areas.”
 of 5 bubbles MRBeachgirl, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Definitely get a room with AC”
 of 5 bubbles wishicudtravelmore, 12 May 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms looked fabulous!”
 of 5 bubbles KLMercer, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cabina's throughout walking path. All seemed to be the same. AC in all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 917NicoleG917, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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