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Villas Alturas

3.5 of 5 Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from a stay at Villas Alturas. Our experience defies words but I will attempt to express our joy and gratitude. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The owners, Ivette and Tom, greeted us with an ice cold pipa (coconut water). As we entered the resort, our jaws literally dropped when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...but: the furnishing is very old and dirty. The couch and the seat pats are worn out from use and also really dirty. The breakfast is very poor, fresh fruit you have to pay extra. They feet every second day monkeys with bananas for the guests attraction, what is very unhealthy for the animals.

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. All of our cushions, sofas and pads were replaced within the last 6 months so we not sure what furniture you were referring too. We grow bananas on our property that are eaten by the animals, including the monkeys. This is part of their diet and doesn't change whether they eat them off the tree... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choosing this retreat for the view is a no-brainer. However, the service was great too. Marlon and Lucas were pro-active in anticipating whatever we needed. While we were there, Marlon hung bananas from a tree near the outside dining area, which attracted monkeys who entertained us during breakfast. Tom the owner is very personable. We were able to see the... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

We appreciate your wonderful review and comments. We are so glad you had the oppurtunity to stay with us and visit the sanctuary. We look forward to your return visit. Warm regards, Tom, Ivette and the crew at Villas Alturas More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful stay at Villas Alturas this past June. The resort sits right on top of a hill overlooking the beautiful ocean coastline. The staff were all welcoming and very accommodating for any need or desire I had. There are many activities around the area and the local scene was just as great. I completely recommend this destination... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We appreciate you staying at Villas Alturas and hope to see you back. Best wishes, Tom, Ivette and the team at Villas alturas More 

Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of friends and I ventured to the Dominical region of Costa Rica this summer for an extended stay. Villas Alturas absolutely made our vacation a remarkable one!!! With the perfect location, tucked away against the hillside enveloped by the beautiful jungle and yet minutes from local beach towns, we were surely blessed to find this gem of a... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Wow what an awesome review. We really want to thank you for taking the time to write such an I depth review. We enjoyed have you and your friends stay with us and we're glad we could be so helpful to you. We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Tom, Ivette and the VA team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending a couple of weeks here, I felt completely re-energised. Surrounded by lush rainforest, I saw beautiful, colourful Costa Rican wildlife in their natural habitat which was so incredibly special. In every direction, unbelievable views of the ocean, the mountains and the jungle. The hosts were lovely and so helpful- they directed me to so many local waterfalls and... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. All of us here at Villas Alturas appreciate the time you spent with us and having the oppurtunity to help with all your needs. We look forward to seeing you the next time you come to Costa Rica. All the best, Tom, Ivette and the team at Villas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Unfortunately it has been a while but we did stay here with my wife and daughter. I don't think anyone (unless they have a seeing eye dog) can complain about the views just spectacular. We also saw the monkeys come and take food so of course that was exciting. We did bring a bottle of wine and enjoyed a nice... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for selecting Villas Alturas for you stay in the Dominical area. We are very excited that your daughter may decide to come back in the future as a volunteer and will certainly help anyway we can. Warmest regards Tom, Ivette and the team at Villas Alturas More 

Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My wife and I were exploring a year ago when we were in the Dominical - Uvita area and stopped in to Villas Alturas more or less by accident. We toured the property and vowed to come back. This year we did. The owners are Tom and Ivette who are both very welcoming and made us feel like home. Their... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

What a great review. We certainly appreciate the detailed comments you made giving our future guest and opportunity to hear more details about Villas Alturas and what we strive for. All of us enjoyed our conversations we had and are glad you are spending more time here in Costa Rica. We certainly look forward to you stopping by again to... More 

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Showed up without a reservation on a Sunday Night in the low season, and they made us feel like they'd been expecting us. Beautiful locations, fantastic Villas, breathtaking views, and a fantastic breakfast. We live about 2 hours to the North, and will definitely be back!

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We really enjoyed having you and the family here and look forward to seeing you back soon or running into you when we stop at Hermosa All the best, Tom, Ivette and the VA crew. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stayed with the wife and 2 small kids in early October. The views are fantastic and yet safe for the little ones. We stayed in Villa #1 adjacent to the pool...which was perfect for the kids to go in and out of the pool. Villas are all nice with full kitchens and large balconies with exceptional views. Food and services... More 

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Ivette O, Owner at Villas Alturas, responded to this review

It was really great to have you come back to stay with us and get to know you and the family more. We appreciate your review and great comments. We really look forward to seeing you again in your quest to spend more time here in Costa Rica. Warmest regards, Tom, Ivette and the staff at Villas Alturas PS The... More 

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Address: Alturas de San Martin Norte, Dominical 8000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villas Alturas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Villas Alturas Hotel Dominical
Villas Alturas Costa Rica/Dominical
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Dominical
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dominical

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