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“Beautiful, well appointed and very friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Costa Paraiso

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Costa Paraiso
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful, well appointed and very friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2012

Costa Paraiso is a relaxed and friendly experience and a wonderful place to spend time around the pool, go for run on the beach next door or head off to surf on one of the 4 beaches from a 5 minute drive to no more than 15 minutes. Just finished a 8 day trip with buddies of mine and enjoyed the sites and sounds of Dominical and Uvita both within a short drive.

Sandra is fabulous and the restaurant's new menu is a wonderful combination of neapolitan (thin crust) pizza with a tasty variety of Bocas (appetizers).

The rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed.

The hotel is just outside Dominical and located close to national parks, zip-lining, water fall repelling, hiking and of course surfing.

I was also here in August with my Wife and daughter and we all had a blast.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Just arrived today, Feb 28/2012, visiting again at Costa Paraiso after our last trip here in Aug/2011. The staff are amazing, taking care of every little detail. Restaurant serves food that rivals that of high end restaurants in a major city, rooms immaculate, high quality beds and linens, rooms cleaned impeccably every day. How they offer this level of service at the low prices they charge escapes me. Feels like a home away from home.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stayed in the pelican's roost in February. There are five units (3 buildings) and the hotel was full the entire time we were there. The thing I liked best was there is so much room and different seating areas that we never had to "share" with other guests. I had a hammock for the entire day and was able to read my book in peace and quiet. Between the pool area, the "smoking area" (an area above the restaurant), a palapa area, the rocking chairs on the front porch of the units - each place provides an area to sit and relax. The landscaping was just lovely and well maintained. Right in front of the hotel the beach is very rocky - it provides endless watching of crashing waves, but no swimming. Around the point is the beach at domincalito, which is okay for swimming, beginning surfing. The beach is great for walking. Our room had a full kitchen, including a blender and a coffee pot (with coffee and filters!). The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch. We loved the pizza! The staff was great and helpful. The rooms were clean. If I had one criticism, we could sometimes hear our neighbor's voice, but it was rare. I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Just returned from a wonderful Costa Rican vacation and our stay at Costa Paraiso was one of the highlights. Can't wait to return. The staff, including Sandra and Pamela were helpful (with transportation and upcoming vacation plans), friendly and funny. The room was perfect: clean and comfortable with a small kitchenette and lovely view of the grounds and sea. The restaurant (breakfast not included) was good--delicious omelets and shakes. Spent some time in the pool and beach-combing. Lot's of iguanas and good bird-watching in the gardens of the hotel. We are already missing it and planning our return to Dominicalito. The room was affordable (for Costa Rica)--about $125 including tax. Almost hate to post this because we'd like to keep it our "secret" but it was such a wonderful experience, we'd like others to know. Thank you again Sandra! We miss you. --Amy & Marianne from el norte de California

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Spent just one night at Costa Paraiso but wish it had been more!!! This is a beautiful property, directly on the ocean with 5 small casitas scattered around. The rooms were beautiful and large, with little kitchens that appeared to have all you could need (we didn't use it).

The setting here is so idyllic, right on the water, that it is hard to leave the hotel to go do other things! The grounds are stunning, and the staff were helpful... the vibe here was just incredibly laid back and easy. Nice little pool for a refreshing dip. Hammocks scattered all around the property - great to just chill out with a book, or lie around and watch the waves.

We ate dinner in a little gazebo down near the water's edge - nothing too elaborate, but delicious pizza and breathtaking views & atmosphere. Breakfast the next morning was delicious!!! The best coffee I have ever had, fruit smoothies, local cuisine which was tasty & well presented.

This was our last stop after spending a week in the Osa region, and we were all disappointed that we couldn't stay longer. While we were there, there were a couple of families with young children and it seemed like a great place to travel with kids.

Would highly recommend this place to anybody who loves the ocean and a totally relaxed, beautiful environment.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this review, February 20, 2012
Claire!!

It was a pleasure having you as a guest!
Come back soon and thank you for the encouring feedback!!

Pura Vida

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Let's face it, Dominical is a dusty town filled with gringos. Costa Paraiso is a respite from the grime. Now, the surf is Phenomenal. Choose your break depending on conditions and experience. Look for a hotel away from the Dominical. CP is an idyllic location.

  • Stayed February 2012
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this review, February 18, 2012
Glad you liked our spot!!!!
Every day we try to improve to provide a unique experience!!

Come back soon!


Pura Vida


Pamela
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Garrison, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2012

Just outside of Domincal is this small hotel. We had the Tucan room; a free standing cottage with a covered terrace that faced the water crashing over the rocks. We could have stayed there all day. It is a short distance to Dominical and all its restaurants. Sandra and Pamela were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Hi HK!

It was a pleasure having you as guests!!
Thank you for choosing us as your final destination!

Hope you come back soon!


Pura Vida

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Additional Information about Costa Paraiso

Property: Costa Paraiso
Address: 2km South of Dominical | Rocas de Amancio Rd, Dominical 12345, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Dominical
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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

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