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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Villas Rio Mar was a very nice place to stay in Dominical. Close to town, but also set back so it was nice and quiet. The staff were extremely helpful and polite. Great breakfast was included with our stay. Great tours and guidance on things to do in the area. It was hard to find the hotel the night we...

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

Thank you for your response. We are very happy when our guests take the time to give their opinion about our hotel. It seems that you enjoyed a lot of the happenings that Dominical has to offer! We hope you also enjoyed the beautiful sunset in Dominical beach, are “AMAZING”. And the activities around Dominical area are incredible and very...

Chicago
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Since 2002, I've visited Costa Rica six times, always.traveling by motorcycle. Villas Rio Mar has been a stop on each trip and, on a few occasions, we have gone out of our way to make it happen. The villas are off-the-beaten path, but only slightly so, providing both solitude and convenience. You're next to a gentle river (hence the name)...

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

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful comments. It’s great to hear you have fantastic times here at Villas Rio Mar. If you want to be submerged in nature, with a walking distance to the village, here’s the perfect place to come. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the breakfasts, and we’re happy you find this place friendly (not only...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Spent 5 nights there with a large group and had a blast. Close to town, great outdoor space, great pool. We had a blast! Rooms aren't anything fancy but had everything we needed. We didn't spend any time in them anyway except to sleep.

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

Hi dear, Thank you so much for you sweet comment, we really appreciate your stay here in our hotel was satisfied, we are more than happy to hear you were blessed. The Dominical and our surroundings are very nice and easy to walk to town, and many think to do! We hope when you have arrived home, has had time...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 February 2014

I recently stayed at Villas Rio Mar with a large group and the hotel bent over backwards to meet our needs. Everyone at the hotel was exceptionally kind and efficient. The kitchen went out of its way to cater for members of our group who had food allergies. This is a great place to take teenagers because the grounds are...

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

Hi, Thank you for your kind works. We are more than happy to know you enjoyed and we really appreciate to hear you spend a wonderful stay and had a good experience here in our Hotel with your group! We work and do the best as much as we can be were attended nicely and warm, this is part of...

Ottawa
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Stayed here during a tour with G Adventures. Beautiful grounds. Rooms come with outdoor kitchenette, lounge and hammock. Room was clean and spacious. Only wifi in the lobby and restaurant. Breakfast was ok, not fabulous.

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

Hi, Many thanks for your kind work, we really appreciate your comment, we are locate from the beach just for about 850 mts, walking, our standard rooms are very comfortable, and do you know we do have also a superior and junior suite with AC and TV with a nice terrace lounge. We are very happy to know you enjoy...

Fethiye, Turkey
Reviewed 26 January 2014

The hotel grounds are beautiful and very well kept with great sightings of many birds & butterflies etc. Stella at the reception desk is excellent, very helpful and friendly. The pool is a good size but there were not enough sun beds or chairs when we arrived as there are only a handful & several were broken. Nice looking restaurant...

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We spent 4 nights in Jan 2014. Our rooms were large and comfortable. Junior suites with 2 kings. We were pleased with the beds, hot water, cleanliness, and linens. Our rooms had fans and air conditioning, but usually the fan was adequate. I loved the efforts made by management with recycling, water conservation, solar panels, and general reminders about electricity...

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Estimado cliente, Hola muchas gracias por sus lindas palabras, nos da mucha satisfacción saber que nuestros clientes disfrutan de su...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Villas Rio Mar is a beautiful and accommodating place to stay. The grounds are well manicured, the pool is awesome, the adjoining bar has a tropical tiki style to it, the room was very nice, and felt completely safe. But the best aspect of Villa Rio Mar was the friendly staff. I truly enjoyed waking up to the sounds of...

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

Hi Mr. Oshea Thank you for your kind works. And very nice to hear you enjoyed and great to know you have has a wonderful stay and good experience here in our Hotel! We are very happy to hear, you were attended nicely and warm, this is part of our mission, we always try to make sure our guest get...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Everything was PERFECT!!! Especially the service by the ladies at the front desk. Very warm and kind!!!! Not to forget the lady of the tour information, she made our stay unforgetable with the tours she suggested.

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

Dear Mr. Tico M. Many thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible we can, really appreciated, and make us happy to hear your arrival was helpful and attended. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Villas Rio Mar once again. The Rio Mar staff!!!

Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We have been in this resort for 8 nights. We stayed in lodge 330; a good bed- and bathroom and a nice outdoor livingroom with a small refrigerator and a sink, also a hammock. The resort itself was very beautifull with a lot of different plants, trees and animals. We also loved the swimmingpool and restaurant. The staff is very...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write this kind comments, we also have a Superior and Junior Suite very comfort for families, in case you will visit us again with your family. Very glad you enjoyed a relaxing time in our hotel and hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Villas Río Mar staff.

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Amenities

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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
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $115 - $190 (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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“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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