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Villas Rio Mar

800 m north from the Dominical entrance along the Baru river, Dominical 60504 Costa Rica
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#4 of 14 hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
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 61 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: 57 of the 61 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
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 46 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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TisayJacie wrote a review Jun 2020
Dominical, Costa Rica1 contribution
We enjoyed our stay very much. Everything was well maintained and well attended to. The staff are courteous and helpful and professional. The location is perfect to feel private as well as part of a lovely community. Thank you very much!
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Date of stay: May 2020
Joanna wrote a review Apr 2020
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I have stayed in Villas in a very difficult period - Coronavirus pandemic. Before lockdown, when I was desperately looking for the place, as the beachfront house I was renting, for which I paid 4000 $ , was full of cockroaches, the owner was limiting the A/C, they have found a room for me. Very clean, space-full, located in the garden. For a long stay they have made a special price. The breakfast was wonderful- plenty of fruits, national specialties and many more. My 3 years old son, Leonardo, loved it. He learned to swim there. He was happy to have swimming pools, playground, monkeys in front of the house. The personnel is happy, friendly, helpful. You see that they like to work there. I think it is because the owners treat them very well. Soon, because of the lockdown I was the only one guest in the hotel. The owner, Chris, as well as Nelson, Carol and Justin have given me a lot of support. The subsequent flights have been canceled. This was very stressful, as all hotels should be closed. But they let me to stay there and continued to give their support. What I can say- if you want to have a relaxed holidays, with the pool, tennis court, in a clean place, not to worry about food, safety, see wild animals just ať the door step, have your intimacy, be relatively close to the beach - villas Rio mar- is the best choice...
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from VillasRi0Mar, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Hi Joanna, Thank you very much for this lovely review, it fills us with great satisfaction that despite this somewhat unusual situation of this crisis of Corona virus pandemic, you and your son Leonardo managed to spend a good time in our hotel for us it was more than a pleasure to make Your stay as comfortable as possible. On behalf of our staff we wish that your return home is very good, we hope to see you next year! Atte Villas Río Mar!
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RichandBonny wrote a review Apr 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida51 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed here on our way down to the Osa Peninsula, and, again on our way back. (This also wasn't our first time staying here.) This is a nice hotel with two really nice, warm pools. The staff is very pleasant, and they have a good buffet breakfast. Some of the rooms are a bit far from the parking lot, and going uphill. The good thing, though, is that it is a paved sidewalk for pulling those suitcases! The Junior Suites are a little further back.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Rooms closer to the reception are also closer to the restaurant, pool & wi-fi.
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Response from VillasRi0Mar, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar
Responded Apr 16, 2020
Hello Dear Guest, Thank you very much for letting us know your stay with us, we are glad that your stay was to your liking and that you managed to enjoy our Hotel, we hope to be able to count on your visit again in the not too distant future.o Atte, Villas Río Mar!
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fredic wrote a review Mar 2020
bristol england65 contributions67 helpful votes
We only stayed here as a stop off but it was a great place to use. We managed to find time to spend by the wonderful large leisure pool (there is another one for serious line swimming). The waitress who served us drinks there was lovely and friendly. As everyone says the grounds are lovely and you may have an iguana sharing the path to your room. Our room was large and the air conditioning was good. Breakfast was okay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from VillasRi0Mar, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Hello Fredic, Thank you very much for taking us into account to make us part of your days passing through this beautiful area, we are glad that your stay was to your liking and that you found a cozy place to spend your holidays, we hope to have your visit in the not too distant future. Atte , Villas Río Mar!
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Larissa K wrote a review Mar 2020
London, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
The grounds of this hotel are absolutely beautiful, everything is green and very well looked after. There are so many pretty flowers and birds (including Toucans!), there are two swimming pools (both large), lots of sunbeds, a great restaurant serving brilliant food. The rooms/little apartments are spacious, modern and have their own little porch, ours had a hammock! The staff very really friendly, too. I coud not have loved this hotel more!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: The junior suit has a hammock!
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Response from VillasRi0Mar, Guest Relations Manager at Villas Rio Mar
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Hello dear guest, Thank you for giving us this excellent rating, we are very grateful for having shared it with our followers, for us having served you was more than an honor and we hope that in the not too distant future we can count on your visit again. Atte, Villas Río Mar!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villas Rio Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Villas Rio Mar?
Nearby attractions include Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villas Rio Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Villas Rio Mar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Villas Rio Mar?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Villas Rio Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villas Rio Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Pescado Loco, Cafe Mono Congo, and Fuego Brew Co..
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villas Rio Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Villas Rio Mar located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Dominical.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villas Rio Mar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Villas Rio Mar offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Villas Rio Mar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.