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Barrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2012

This is a hidden gem but if you don't have a car or you're not travelling with a group, this hotel is out of the way. If you have a car or are adventurous enough to bus it to Dominical and then take a taxi (short drive about 5 minutes on a rocky road cost is about 1500 colones or... More 

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Upland, CA
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Very pretty grounds around cottages. Peaceful place to stay to get away from it all. Saw black squirrels, toucans and various other wild life. Nice walk into town along the river bank. The have a book case that you can trade or leave your books for others to do the same. No television or air conditioning in the rooms, wifi... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This hotel allows you to experience the true nature of Costa Rica. We had a very adequate room with an outdoor living area. The kitchen and dining were in our outdoor living room, with a sofa and chairs. It was "perfect" for viewing the natural environment that is so special in Costa Rica. Birds singing, amazing treees. A lovely pool... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

This place looks like it's been around more than 18 years. It was perfectly acceptable as a place to stay in Dominical area. AC took time to cool down the room. Very nice grounds and a nice pool. All the chairs around the pool were in use so I couldn't hang out there when I wanted to. A decent breakfast... More 

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clevland, ohio
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

the hotel is sited on a large river, consists of about 50 or 60 cottages, all renonovated recently. It has, for the southern pacific, a very large and well maintained pool w/ adjacent restaurant and bar. The hotel is walking distance to the town of dominical and the beach. ...to the south 10 minutes. I you walk to the north... More 

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Garrison, New York
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We arrived a day early. Our hotel was booked and they recommended Rio Mar. Even though, it is not on the beach, it is close by to the beach and "downtown" Dominical via a dirt road. It is in the jungle, but there are broad lawns separating the buildings. The pool is big. The rooms are not big, but they... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2012

What can I say, Detroit to Dominical. Two weeks and never a dull moment, from breakfast with Carol then surf with Bob then food at the restaurant from a confident staff. I should of never got back on the plane home. Epic. Costa Rica is a very nice place to spend some time where you don't worry about time. Very... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We spent 4 days at Villas Rio Mar and we had a great experience. The staff was super. The grounds are just beautiful. We had a bungalow in the corner of the property and we faced out into the wild. We had a small brook beneath our window and awoke to the sound of water. We looked out and it... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Excellent Place , Amazing staff , place is beautiful . perfect pool , rooms with a/c and dish tv .

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Absolutly wonderful, helpful and respectful staff, magnificent gardens, great food and very confortable rooms - ours was adapted for the disabled and greatly appreciated by my husband who is paraplegic - what more do you want?? We stayed there a few times in the last few years and this time, we were there over the Holidays with 4 family members,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Tennis Court
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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 

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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 - $217 (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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“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
“Cabina's throughout walking path. All seemed to be the same. AC in all rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 917NicoleG917, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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