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MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical

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275 m SW & 90 m SE of BCR, Dominical 60504 Costa Rica
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 11/20/2020.
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#1 of 14 hotels in Dominical
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Walking distance to the beach, paddle distance to the line-up, ideally located nearby downtown Dominical to enjoy its facilities within a private and tranquil property.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Massage
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Baggage storage
Gift shop
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Private balcony
Bottled water
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Jessica C wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada6 contributions1 helpful vote
Location is great, vibe in dominical is chill. Everything is walking distances. We had such a nice stay. Hosts are very charming, helpful, lots of attention to details... Felt like we were part of the family!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Ciao Jessica (and ciao Phil)! And thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI on TripAdvisor! And thank you very much for choosing (and the "three musketeers" for recommending) MAVI as the place for you to stay in occasion of your visit to the South Pacific of Costa Rica: it was an honor and a pleasure! If and whenever you have the occasion to jump back down in Dominical, you know you have a place where ... you are part of the family! All the very best to yourselves (and the three musketeers), and Pura VIda!
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Kyle wrote a review Oct 2019
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What can I say that has not been said below. The most amazing family runs this small surf hotel. Upon arrival everyone was so nice. I met the owners, the employees who showed me to my room and gave me great advice on where to surf, eat, hike, etc. The whole experience was less like staying at a hotel and more like staying with long lost friends. Breakfasts were amazing and those pancakes are to die for. I am a firm believer of exploring new places when I travel but will have to find a way to incorporate at least a few days at this place every time come to Costa Rica. Barbara, Max, Claudia, and Daniella - you guys were great and looking forward to my next visit. Thanks for the great surf tips, dining advice, and providing top tier service! Hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Top Floor is where I stayed, good views.
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded Oct 18, 2019
Ciao Kyler! And thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI in TA, for the excellent rating, and the very kind words (really and sincerely: from all of us!). I honestly have a couple of regrets concerning your stay: - I regret that I have always been so busy (it was one of the “busiest maintenance weeks on records, and ... it’s not over yet), - and I regret that I have never been able to join you in a surf sesh, either here or in ‘Lito or Hermosa. I very well understand your desire to explore different places but, yes, if you happen to jump back in Dominical again, I sincerely hope to be able to join you in a surf session and (... also for myself) to be a little more free, lazy and relaxed! In case it is not evident, it was a real honor and pleasure having you here! Massimilliano, Barbara, Claudia and Daniela!
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jill b wrote a review Aug 2019
San Diego, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
I can not think of enough superlatives to say about our experience at this lovely little gem of a hotel. Location was Good location-close to the beach and town. Rooms and grounds were well kept. Breakfast in the morning was yummy and every effort was made to ensure our stay was perfect. BUT, none of this would be note-worthy if not for Max & Barbara, the proprietors. They truly care about service and their sense of pura vida shows in every thing they do. Barbara even shuttled us back and forth to dinner one night when a taxi was not available! Truly beautiful people!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Barbara R, Guest Relations Manager at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded Aug 13, 2019
Hi Jill, The pleasure was all ours. Thank you for kind words and the Review! Thank you very much! And for the excellent rating. It was really our honor and pleasure having you here. We are super glad to read that you enjoyed the place and our breakfast. With no obligation at all on your side, we sincerely hope that we will have the occasion to welcome you back here whenever you have the possibility to jump back into the South Pacific of Costa Rica: it will be an honor and a pleasure! All the very best and Pura Vida
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Mpho T wrote a review Aug 2019
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What a wonderful stay. Our hosts were welcoming, knowledgable and personable. The place was sparkling clean and well maintained. THE place to stay if you are ever in the neighbourhood.Exceptional hospitality. Nothing was too much effort. Barbara and Max were ever willing to make things work for us.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded Aug 9, 2019
Mphooo (and the rest of the troop)! It is super great to read back from you! We just want to thank you very very much for taking the time to rate MAVI on T.A., for the excellent rating, and the very nice words! It was (and we really mean it) an honor and pleasure having you all here! With no obligation at all on your side, we hope we may see you again sooner or later: here, there, anywhere! All the very very best for your personal and professional endeavors! (by the way, I'll get back to you by e-mail for a quick updated on the - poor - results that i have achieved up to now in term of "mentoring") All the very very best Max, Barbara, Marghe, Viola
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Dawn V wrote a review Jul 2019
Visalia, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
We made a one-night stop at Mavi on our way from Sierpe back to San Jose. Dominical is a wonderful little beach town with some good surf, food, and local handcrafted stands. Mavi was equally as wonderful. Rooms were clean and comfortable, breakfast was so great and Max and Barbara and their team were very friendly and helpful with everything. Highly recommend Mavi and hope to be back someday
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from 296massimilianop, Owner at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Responded Jul 24, 2019
Good afternoon Dawn (and Dan, and the boys), And thank you very much for taking the time to review MAVI on T.A., for the excellent rating, and for the very nice words! It was our honor and pleasure having you and the kids here, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the place and the stay. With no obligation at all on your side, we hope we will have the occasion to welcome you back into the South Pacific of Costa Rica at your best convenience! (and we hope the surf is Bali is great as deserved!) All the best!
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$134 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasDominical
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical
Which popular attractions are close to MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
Nearby attractions include Dominicalito Beach (0.3 miles), Mama Toucan's Natural and Organic Food Store (0.5 miles), and Tico Roots Souvenir Shop (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Pescado Loco, Cafe Mono Congo, and Del Mar Taco Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Dominical.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Is MAVI Surf Hotel de Dominical accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.