We stayed in Dolphin lodge for 2 nights. It is a small hotel with only 5 villas. The site is beautiful, the vegetation, the gardens and most of all, the fantastic view of the ocean with the rocky shore. There is also a small pool which we enjoyed a lot and a restaurant with great views. Let's just say it felt really good just being there and walking around. The villa is roomy and very nice but dark because of the surrounding vegetation (you'll notice the lights have been turned on on the hotel website pictures). The kitchen is equipped with the usual fridge, oven and microwave but lack a few basics for cooking like a cutting knife, salt and pepper,etc...If you're planning on cooking in the villa, get what you need in Quepos since there is only a mini-market in Dominical where you will find the basics only. The beds are very confortable, the hotel is close to the main road so you can hear the trucks in the hill behind. The restaurant is a bit pricey but everything we had was fresh and really good. There is a swimming beach at a walking distance but we didn't like it much...For a nice beach go to Hacienda Baru which is only a few minutes drive. To conclude, we would definitely return to this hotel and stay a few days more in order to make this place our base point to visit the surroundings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa Paraiso is an oceanside boutique hotel located near Dominical on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, you will find several hideaways to relax along with a refreshing swimming pool. The onsite restaurant Por Que No serves delicious Tican-fusion dishes along with a Chef's Daily Special.On the beach, the hotel backs onto the north entrance to Playa Dominicalito. Only a 5 minute drive to Dominical, you have access to all the adventure tourism the region has to offer...surfing, kayaking, scuba, stand up paddleboards, canyoning, ziplining, atv, horseback riding and yoga. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Costa Paraiso Dominical
- Costa Paraiso Hotel Dominical
- Costa Paraiso Costa Rica/Dominical