My husband and I spent the first five days of our honeymoon at Costa Paraiso, Dominical. When we arrived, John and Amanda, the American-born owners, showed us to our private Cabina. They offered to set up any tours (canopy, fishing, scuba, biking, etc.) we may need. Later, John drove my husband and I the 2 km into town to rent a car! They were beyond helpful and their staff was right on par, as well. Friendly and accomodating! The cabinas are located on a rocky part of the beach where many locals go to swim. I was afraid of the crabs and did not swim, but we took unbelievable photos of the sunset and my husband enjoyed running on this private strip of beach in the morning. The cabinas were cleaned daily. We stayed in Pelican Roost, which had AC. There were a couple
resident geckos in the cabina, which we never saw but could hear chirping from the rafters. There were also two or three different ant colonies in the kitchen and in the sleeping area. But this is the rainforest! So, it was to be expected. The pool was also very clean and nice to take a dip in after a day at the beach. (The beach in town is rocky, brown sand on account of the Baru River in close proximity- great surfing!) The town is very small, no paved roads or banks for that matter (!) and full of surfers. There are some good places to eat (including great east-coast pizza- try the Dominical Special- and Asian-Fusion) and plenty of places to grab a beer (or three). Overall, we really enjoyed the lush and tropical setting at Costa Paraiso, the wildlife we saw and the staff. Dominical is great for surfing and little else. There is a fun canopy tour about 4 km down the road from town. We stayed maybe one day too long, but would recommend Costa Paraiso to anyone who can handle a few bugs. Great Place!
- 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