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“Loved it!!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas
3 miles NE of Dominical | calle principal direction San Isidro, Dominical 99999, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #2 of 13 Dominical B&B and Inns
Malibu, California
1 review
“Loved it!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We Loved spending our 10 days at the Waterfall Villas with our friends who were part of the retreat the we’ve organized.
The spirit of the place is so calming, refreshing and serene.
Our guests and we were always looking forward to our time together; on the beautiful yoga deck surrounded by the “mini’ bamboo forest and during the meals which brought us such culinary pleasure. The sound of the stream outside of our balcony helped us relax and unwind. Our hosts, Franco, Fateh, Don, Elvira were so accommodating and helpful. Extra special thanks to Franco suggesting to take towels with us to put them on the hard Costa Rican saddles on our horseback ride to Nayaca!
Thank you for sharing your sacred space with us!
Blessings,
Gabriella

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had 2 wonderful days in Waterfall Villas. The suits are very clean and luxury, the balcony had a great view onto the waterfall and jungle. The stuff is very helpful and friendly. Salute to the chefs - they made the best vegan food we ever had. If you are vegan/vegetarian you NEED to stay at the Waterfall Villas. EVen if you are not you have to check out this place. Its like paradise.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Waterfall Villas were absolutely beautiful! I stayed there with my partner and another couple for a week in February 2013 and we had a wonderful vacation. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. The time we spent at the villas was tranquil and relaxing, and the excursions we did were adventurous and amazing. The rooms are total tropical luxury literally right in the rainforest and there are buddhas and goddess statues from Bali everywhere – I absolutely loved it. The service is very good, the staff achieves the right balance between being attentive and leaving you alone. There is someone there all day to answer any questions, and there is even a night watchman who stays all night which is a nice touch. Now for the amazing food….it is prepared fresh every day and is utterly delicious. We enjoyed every single meal immensely. If you are going to stay there, I highly recommend you take advantage of one of the meal plans. Make sure you eat at least a few dinners there, if not the whole week! We also ate a few dinners in town at Maracutu which was good.

I did Kundalini yoga with Fateh and found it very interesting and enjoyable. I had never tried this type of yoga and I learned a lot, it is very healing.

For our excursions we did the hike to the Giant Waterfall with Franco, Kayaking in the mangrove forest, zip lining in Baru and the trip to Manual Antonio. They were all wonderful. Our guides were great and we saw so much wildlife (monkeys, iguanas, toucans and other tropical birds, frogs). Fateh arranged all of this for us ahead of time as well as transport to and from the airport. The staff can call taxis for you whenever you need one. Try to get Javier as your driver… he is amazing and he will give you Spanish lessons if you ask.
I highly recommend Waterfall Villas. You can do a mix of relaxation and adventure like we did, or if you just want to get away from it all and re-energize this would be the perfect place.

Tracy Denton
Allentown, Pennsylvania

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My husband and I went to the Waterfall Villas at the end of January 2013.
I had been viewing their website for a couple of years and finally got the chance to
get away. It was much more than what we expected. The setting is breathtaking.
We met Franco and Fateh as well as their staff and everyone made us feel so welcomed.
We did a package that included yoga daily, a few excursions, massage, and all of our meals.
The food was incredible, the most tasty, gourmet vegan meals we have ever had. It was
exciting to sit down and find out what part of the world was inspiring our next meal! It was definitely a highlight to not have to deal with trying to find a healthy and vegan place to eat every meal. Our activities included a zipline,
a hike to the giant waterfalls with Franco and also a tour of Manuel Antonio Park. We also got to see a few of the local beaches. We are already planning what to do next year! I can't thank the staff enough for making this vacation truly relaxing; no tv, internet, or phones for 8 days was just what we needed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brampton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at the Waterfall Villas. The sounds of nature all around and the waterfall at the end of the property were very relaxing. The service was relaxed and effortless. Our journey to the local beaches were looked after by the staff. Along with our two excursions, Fateh organized our yoga sessions which were both relaxing and invigorating.
A very nice trip where we could immerse in the sunshine on the beach and escape to a beautiful jungle atmosphere all in the same day. Walking around the property was a great experience which allowed us to see various animals like toads and toucan as well as beautiful mega butterflies flying over the ravine behind our room. The balcony from our suite was a great touch as it gave us a feeling of being immersed right in nature and having a "bird's eye view" on our surroundings.
There were several little private sitting areas including a relaxing hammock to simply breath in the fresh air and reflect.
Expect to let go of worries and soak in some soothing sunshine while keeping a look out for the possible monkey or sloth which may be hanging around.
Happy journeys to all at the Waterfall Villas.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I dont' know why it has taken me so long to thank Franco, Fateh and the staff for one of the most incredible visits. my husband and i enjoyed a pre-baby/ late honeymoon here.

we were taken care of from the start by our taxi driver, all arranged by the couple. the grounds are beautiful when you arrive, everyone was so welcoming. the room was perfect, clean, stocked with fresh fruits.

the food was some of the best food we have ever eaten, and we like to eat. every meal had a fresh juice and there was more than enough at each meal. we are both vegan and we were beyond impressed by the quality and variety of foods.

we spent a week at the villas, got couples massages, i had a prenatal massage(best massage i've ever had), and meet with Fateh for prenatal yoga in the mornings. all of our activities were set up in advance and everything down to the transport was figured out for us. we truly got to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

we did go whale watching on an unfortunately very rough sea day which made us both sick. the tour we got from Franco was great through Manuel Antonio Park, without him we would have missed the sloth. we have some amazing pictures that my husband took the whole trip, we will never forget the time we had here.

the only disappointment was that we had to leave. we hope to travel back here when our daughter is older.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My family and I are avid travellers. We've been to hotels all over the Caribbean, south america, and central america. We have experienced the resorts, with the loud music, the poolside DJ, the staff coercing you to join in daily activities, the calorie filled pina coladas and daiquiris, the americanized buffet food. This year we wanted to experience something different. We were looking for a spiritual experience. Its very difficult to trust what is advertised on the internet but we took our chances with the Cascada Farallas Waterfall Villas! We discovered a hidden gem ! We have all had gluten and dairy intolerance in the past so to find a place that can cater to this need was a real treat. I had never done a vegan diet and I was pleasantly surprised with the creativity of the meals. Everything was positively delicious. If people ate like this everyday, I am sure there would be a lot less disease and sickness in the world. The portions might seem small but it actually corresponds to what we should actually eat. There are several snacks and green drinks served in-between. The goal is not to starve us, as other guests have complained, this diet is not only a CLEANSE but shows us that by eating smaller portions, and more frequently throughout the day, it actually increases our metabolism, and promotes easier digestion. The kitchen staff is there all morning day and night and meticulously prepares each meal based on customer request. (I don't think a 5 * restaurant where you would pay 100€ for 3 course meal even puts as much effort and attention to detail). We treated ourself to a total spa makeover, with facials, deep tissue massages each day and a treatment that opens up the third eye, while pouring oil continuously on it. This notion of the 3rd eye was also addressed during our meditation and yoga classes. We did daily 8am yoga classes which was a Kundalini yoga. In addition, we also did a few beginner classes of meditation-which would then be complimented with our third-eye opening spa treatment. The staff was amazing, very perceptive to our needs. Fateh was just a delight. She has so much knowledge and wisdom to share. Her yoga classes were my favourite part. As for the rooms, they were simply divine, with a very nature and zen feel to them. There is a balcony overlooking the waterfall. We took a day trip to the Dominica Beach which was also great because it was only a 10 minute drive from the Villas. Everyone has different expectations for their ideal vacation, and I'd say this place a definitely a place of relaxation, slow-paced, getting in tune with oneself type of vacation. I personally got so much work done while I was there, in such a zen atmosphere. It was amazing that I achieved such a state of concentration. There was also a woman there writing a novel while we were there which was very inspiring. Anyone that does not appreciate this place is just simply ignorant! We will definitely come back ! From the Hammond family !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jaguarandi, Owner at Cascadas Farallas Waterfall Villas, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for trying our Detox Cleanse Menu for total rejuvenation and healing. It was a pleasure to have you and family here with us! I am glad that all of you were able to de-stress from your busy lives and found the time to spend quality time together! Much love & light, Fateh
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Address: 3 miles NE of Dominical | calle principal direction San Isidro, Dominical 99999, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Intimate and romantic eco-resort with 6 luxurious Balinese tropical style suites, with private Waterfalls, full Spa, and organic meal services. The Waterfall Villas specializes in Exotic Honeymoon packages, Waterfall destination Weddings, Raw foods / Vegan packages and Spa Detox packages. The property is a Romantic Wellness Retreat in the exotic jungle of Costa Rica where the energy of our very own private Waterfalls will resonate into your body, mind and soul with healing and rejuvenation. ... more   less 
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