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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...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

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...

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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...

Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I can be more than thankful with all the staff of Villas Rios Mar, that made our family weekend a really nice welcoming to our country. My husband and I decided to stayed here with our moms, sister and kids. The staff is really nice they know what customer satisfaction is. The food is excellent, well recommended more over having...

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

Dear Karina, Thanks you so much for your kind comment, we greatly appreciate the time you took to write and let us know, for us is very gratifying to know that your stay here at the hotel was pleasant and enjoyable. Our mission is to make our customers have fun and feel cared for, not only for our common areas...

Woodbine, Maryland
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed a week with our three kids, 12, 10, & 5. Had a great time. Breakfasts were good, we used the pool daily, and Henry helped us book many tours and activities. By the end of the week my daughter, 5, knew most of the staff by name - they were very friendly with her. Saw toucans, an agouti, and...

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

Hello dear guest, Thanks you so much to take your time to make us your comment. As well as you did, we feel more than happy to know your stay here in our hotel was pleasant and our personal was very helpful! This hotel is very comfortable for families; we would like to let you know we also have a...

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We (me and my two daughters) had a perfect stay at Villa's Rio Mar, Dominical. We had a very Nice room in THE garden. The staff Will do everything To make You feel great(and they did!) there is a very Nice restaurant with very good (honest) Food, and very Nice wines. Price/ Quality is very Good. The staff of the...

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

Hi dear guest, Thanks you so much for write a king a comment and let us know your stay here in our hotel was pleasant and satisfactory. This is one of our aim, to make sure our clients feel like “home”. We are more than happy to know our commons areas and our hotel was under your like. We hope...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We loved it! We were surprised after driving down the dirt road to find such a refreshing place to stay. Check in was great, the guy at the front desk was friendly with the Tico vibe. We got a lovely room with a private front area. There is a clean, clear river across the road. We spotted toucans in the...

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

Hi dear guest, Very sorry to get back to you at this time, we would like to say THANKS SO MUCH, for you kind comment, we are more than glad to hear your stay here in our hotel was amazing and enjoyable! Hope to see you back in the future! Staff Villas Rio Mar!

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Awesome place to stay in Dominical. It is walking distance to town, but just far enough away that it is very quiet at night. The property is well maintained and the rooms are great. The customer service at the hotel was top notch. We stayed here on two different occasions and will definitely be back.

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

Hi dear guest! Thanks you very much to let us know you kind comments, for us is always gratifying to know that our customers leave our hotel satisfied and happy. From hotel to town it is only 15 minutes’ walk around the Baru river where you can enjoy the beautiful biodiversity... Thank you very much again for sharing with us...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Excellent Accomodation, one of the best ones (for that value) in Dominical... nice and comfy rooms (bungalows, with own terasse and fridge), great food, nice pool! Recommended for couples, families, small groups of friends

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Dear guest, Thank you for your nice comments! We are more them happy to hear you stay in our hotel was pleasant! Our aim is to make sure our guest have fun and feel comfortable. Once again thank so much. Staff Villas Rio Mar!

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Gorgeous setting and property on the Osa Peninsula! You step on the property and know immediately you are in the rainforest. The rooms are spacious enough for two and have a covered patio area with netting, a small bar area, and outdoor mini fridge. Expect a bug or two; you are in the rainforest. The breakfast is good, consisting of...

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Dear guest, Many thanks for taking your time to let us know you kind comment, we are more than glad to hear you enjoy your stay here in our hotel. Our aim is to make sure our service being helpful and nice like home in our paradise! We love to hear also you like the garden, our room, the rainforest,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Villas Rio Mar

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: $119 - $193 (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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“Try to get room on backside of the property.”
smny, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All lovely!”
AngelaG842, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book together and get rooms in the same building!”
sayshar2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the back of the property seem to have more wildlife”
45galef, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Check you have a room with A/C”
H4755LOsteved, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
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