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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a pretty cool place, not great but far from bad, the staff is great, it could use a little attention but we had fun walking to and swimming in the river and playing mini golf. Don't hesitate to stay here..

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Many thanks for you comment, we really appreciate it. We hope you back soon.

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice place to stop by and probably to spend some time there too, but we did not stay long enough to write a detailed review on the hotel. I can only say we could experience the nice restaurant where we had our dinner and breakfast

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Thank you so much for comment us, we hope you can back soon.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful hotel in wonderfully landscaped grounds. Lots of beautiful birds and wildlife. Rooms are comfortable and very spacious. Very relaxing pool area with a very attentive young lady in the pool bar. Quite near to the village but bring a torch!

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Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. We hope you back soon. Many thanks for coming.

Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this room as part of our tour of CR. The welcome drink at reception was refreshing and needed! The room was a good size, bathroom and shower were clean. The grounds with the pool was nice and lush. The walk into Dominical was good, the road was lit at night, but was gravel so a bit dusty when...

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Many thanks for take your time and comment us. It was a pleasure to have you here.

Lyndhurst, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Rio Mar eleven times. The staff is wonderful, the accommodations excellent. I feel like family when I am there. I would recommend Rio Mar to anyone who wants a relaxing vacation and be around wonderful people!

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Thank you so much for your nice comment. You know we are always happy to have you here. See you soon.

Goodyear, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is set in lovely grounds and each room is sizeable with good air-conditioning and a big bathroom. There is a big pool with chairs around although they could do with having more sun loungers instead of chairs. The bar area is accessible from the pool and offers freshly made smoothies and snacks throughout the day Breakfast is the...

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Thank you so much for visit us. It is a really pleasure to know that you could enjoyed your days with us.

Tiel, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Had a great time at this resort. The surroundings of this resort are beautiful all kinds of animals just hanging out. The gardens and swimmingpool look very nice. Staff is friendly and helpfull. All thogether a great place.

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Brooksville, Florida
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This hotel was amazing. Restaurant has very good food and drinks. Staff is wonderful. Rooms are nice with comfy beds and your own patio. Every day we were there we seen some type of wild animal, from birds to lizards. Would definitely stay again.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Within a short 10 - 15 minute walk along the gravel road from Dominical sits the beautiful oasis of Villas Rio Mar. While we only stayed one night on our way to the Osa Peninsula, we will definitely be returning for a longer stay.

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Elewijt, Belgium
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time (5 nights) at the hotel. High standard accomodation, excellent food, good price/quality ratio, comfortable and clean rooms, beautiful garden with all kinds of animals and the staff creates a professional en friendly environment. Overall, very satisfied. Score: 11/10. #PURAVIDA

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $113 - $205 (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
Villas Rio Mar Costa Rica/Dominical
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Dominical
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
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“All lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaG842, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book together and get rooms in the same building!”
 of 5 bubbles sayshar2016, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms to the back of the property seem to have more wildlife”
 of 5 bubbles 45galef, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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