The 6 days we spent here were surreal, relaxing and invigorating. No matter how beautiful you think the pictures are, seeing it and feeling it makes it even more incredible. Jeff and Nando are the hosts of this paradise. They are ultra accommodating and very helpful with hints of what to do in the area to maximize your stay in the Dominical. Returning here is definitely on the bucket list.
My stay here was fantastic! Very quiet, comfortable and views that cannot be beat. Jeff and Nando were very helpful in suggesting excursions and helping us to book some life changing experiences. Wonderful amenities and the pool was like heaven. WiFi was excellent for posting social media updates to make all my friends jealous of my fabulous vacation.
Our final 2 nights of a 2-week holiday were spent here. After a busy time white water rafting, zip lining, hiking and snorkling, a rest is just what we needed.
Jeff and Nando were excellent hosts; very helpful during the booking process, making sure we arrived safely, and ensuring our stay was perfect. The accommodation was excellently presented and clean, with every convenience you'll need for a self catering stay. There's an indoor kitchen, outdoor bbq grill and a fire pit for evenings enjoying a bottle of Imperial with the family. The shower was hot, the beds comfy and there's even a walk-in wardrobe for the suitcase.
As the sun rises, the mountain mists clear to show the full rainforest vista. The sun was blistering hot, and a long lounge in the infinity pool was a must. We spent our time here with our bird watching book and binoculars in hand.
Locally, there's a decent variety of shops and restaurants by Dominical beach. My personal favourite was to watch the sun set over the Pacific on the secluded Guapil beach, just 2km from Dominical.
Located in the Laguna area high on a mountaintop above the famous Dominical Beach, Puntarenas surf and sun village. You arrive after about a 15-20 minute drive up the mountain top on a relatively well groomed dirt road. The views driving up and down the mountain are spectacular. You can see the Pacific Ocean on your way up the mountain. Our hosts have created a very special sanctuary and eco-resort. You awake after a very good nights sleep only to be greeted by the rising sun over the mountains and the valley below. The song of tropical birds abound. There is a lovely fully contained kitchen cabin just a few steps from the sleeping cabin. The bed is quite comfy. Both structures have bath facilities. The kitchen is modern with all amenities. There is a shower off the kitchen and laundry facilities. You can choose to down at any number of excellent restaurants in Dominical or surrounding coastal communities. We chose to cook nightly in the kitchen or the outdoor barbecue area, and enjoyed dinner in the gazebo covered open air dining room. On average every 10-15 seconds a beautiful butterfly, tropical bird or insect flies by. No need for insect repellant as there are 150 different species of birds on the property and they clearly do a great job of taking care of those pests. There is no air conditioning on the property however a cool dip in the pool is quite refreshing with the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the valley below. The view is breathtaking. All in all Suenos Mariposa is a complete eco-tourism hideaway. We can't wait to return soon!
This mountain resort location is 10 minutes up from sea level. The sounds and colors of nature are magical and the infinity pool a delight! Very private,clean and safe. A car would be necessary as the ocean and beach is not to be missed. Jeff is a fantastic host and has many suggestions for tours and adventures. We highly recommend the coffee tour, the mangrove river experience with many animals in nature! You can choose to cook for yourself or visit the lovely restaurants near by. This is not a touristic destination, but a truly real and lovely Costa Rican Pura Vida experience! We will go back! Thank you Jeff for making it everything you said and more!