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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at Villas Rio Mar for 3 nights when travelling between central Costa Rica and the Osa peninsula. We generally really liked the hotel with its chalet style rooms. It was very quiet and the staff was saying it was quiet for April there. The restaurant served very good food too. The highlight for me was...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time at Rio Mar. Our chalets make us an unique hotel. We have a total of 13 chalets divided in 52 rooms. All of them have an outside private porch. All of the porches have curtains that will protect you against mosquitoes. Thank you for your...

Monterey, California
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We stayed only two nights and next time we would like to stay more. Dominical is better than staying up north. It's not far from Sierpe for tours to Cano Island and the hotel offers tours. It's 1 hour south of Manuel Antionio. The restaurant at the hotel serves great food with breakfast included. The staff are friendly and our...

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

Hi Marilyn Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are located between in the Costanera South Highway, right next to San Isidro, and Palmar Norte also. Regarding Dominical town, are many things to do, nothing else compares in Manuel Antonio. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Villas Rio Mar and we hope to see you again...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 April 2013

I just returned from Villas Rio Mar after an 8-night stay with my brother and two friends (late 20s, coming from NY). We had been here once before 7 years earlier and were delighted to discover that not only had the place not changed (as many hotels in a town like Dominical might), but that it was even better than...

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

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for your courtesy to write down a very warm and nice comment. It was our pleasure to help you, your twin brother and your friends also. We agree with you that Dominical and its surroundings are very beautiful and of course there is a lot to do! The beach is 900 meters away from...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Overall, this is one of the best experiences I've ever had at a hotel hands down. The hotel grounds are stunning, and it's great that it's a little off the path of the main street at Dominical since you avoid all the hectic traffic, and yet are still only a 2 minute drive away from it. The location itself is...

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

Hi Louis, We really appreciate you comment thank you so much! Our mission and our staff mentality are to be nice and keep doing the best we can for our clients. We make sure our visitors feel like home and it is our pleasure to help you. Dominical is a small town but it so beautiful and many things to...

Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed one night in this beautiful hotel one of the best hotels in Dominical. The rooms are nice and have a big balcony with a nice sitting area. The swimming pool is big and beautiful, we had a nice realaxing time there. The breakfast was exelent and the service was nice. We defenatly recommend it.

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

Thank you for your comment, rates and pictures! All of our rooms have a nice balcony with a sitting area, fan, light and refrigerator. Our standard rooms also have a hammock. We would like to encourage everybody to also add pictures and comments. We really appreciate it! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Villas Rio Mar and we...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We stayed at Villas Rio Mar for 3 nights while on a tour with G Adventures. The hotel grounds are beautiful and very well manicured. We saw a variety of birds, wildlife, flowers and trees on the property daily. Our room was comfortable with 2 king sized beds (not everyone had this thought). Each room also had an outdoor patio...

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

Thank you for your great comments. We indeed have 3 different rooms. We have Standard Rooms that include 2 single beds or a king-size bed, we also have superior rooms that have 1 single beds and 1 king-size bed and our Junior Suites have 2 king-size beds. Our standard rooms automatically have a hammock. Unfortunately it is not possible to...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 March 2013

El cuarto estuvo muy bien equipado~! Todo estuvo genial, la piscina, el restaurante, la comida, el servicio! Nos gusto mucho el hotel~! De seguro regresaremos cuando vayamos otra vez para Playa Dominical! :-D Everything was well equipped! All good, very relaxing place to stay. The pool, the restaurant, the food and the service~! Everything was right! Definitely the best place...

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

Thank you for your great comments. We indeed have 3 different rooms. We have Standard Rooms that include 2 single beds or a king-size bed, we also have superior rooms that have 1 single beds and 1 king-size bed and our Junior Suites have 2 king-size beds. Our standard rooms automatically have a hammock. Unfortunately it is not possible to...

Tubingen, Germany
Reviewed 3 March 2013

We were very satsified with this hotel. Very kind and helpful staff, a beautiful hotel area with a nice and clean pool. Our room was also clean but a little bit small. The room had a big outside area with a fridge, sofa, chairs, a table and a hammock which was surrounded by a huge curtain/moscito net. So in the...

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

Thank you for your kind words! You had the Standard Room. All our rooms have a terrace with fridge however our Junior and Superior suites don’t have a hammock, but do contain air-conditioning and a TV. Another idea is the Dominicalito beach. It is very relaxing and you have enough opportunity to swim! Thank you for your responds and we...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2013

This is a true gem. i found this hotel by chance and what a pleasant suprise this was. The grounds are immaculate. The rooms are spacious enough with your main living area outside which is a nice change. Having the property set back in the Jungle keeps the area cooler. The staff are amazing, they made me fell like i...

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

Dear friend. Thank you for your terrific comments. We try to make you feel as friend of Villas Río Mar staff and it is good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It has been a hot couple of weeks indeed. The beach and our pool will also help cooling of these days! See you next time! Villas Río...

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

This was a repeat visit, since we spent a week at the resort a year ago. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. Breakfast is wonderful and the bar tender and bar maids attentive. We strongly reccomend Villas Rio for its location and high valur service.

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Dear friend Thank your for taking the time to write the review! We really appreciate the insight. We indeed do everything to let everybody enjoy its time at Villas Rio Mar. We are very glad you enjoyed, and see you next time! Villas Rio Mar staff

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $130 - $214 (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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“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
“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
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