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1 room, 2 adults

Villas Rio Mar, Dominical

3-star3 stars
Dominical BeachDominicalPuntarenas1350Costa Rica

Riverfront hotel in Ballena with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great amenities
Great pool
Great location
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From 694 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Villas Rio Mar, Dominical

from $69
  • Superior Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Villa, Kitchen

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 4 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 947
  • Conference space size (meters) - 88
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 12
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


El Rancho - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Villas Rio Mar, Dominical’s small print

Also known as

  • Rio Mar Villas
  • Villas Rio Mar
  • Villas Rio Mar Dominical
  • Villas Rio Mar Costa Rica/Dominical
  • Villas Rio Mar Hotel Dominical
  • Hotel Rio Mar
  • Villas Rio Mar Hotel


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 33600 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 4 costs CRC 0 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Villas Rio Mar, Dominical

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Nauyaca Waterfalls (42-minute walk)
  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Marino Ballena National Park (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 176 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 78 reviews

Villas Rio Mar, Dominical
It is an excellent hotel if you do not like cleanliness, warm water, wifi or friendly service. If you enjoy the scent of mildew, mattress springs in your back and sand-paper-like sheets, this is the place for you. The positive reviews must be fakes. It’s a dive.
Jessica, us1 night trip
Villas Rio Mar, Dominical
The bathrooms need an update urgently. The hotel restaurant was very expensive for the size and type of food.
A Traveler, us4 night family trip
Villas Rio Mar, Dominical
Just OK...
Be aware that the bathroom is in a desperate need of a remodel. Found a few spiders in the bathroom and other small critters but none of them were on the bed luckily. During my trip I bought a can of Raid which is a must do if you don't want creepy crawlies on you in the middle of the night. The breakfast choices were OK at the open buffet. Overall, it was OK to stay at though I don't know if I'd stay again since the walkways were not always accessible.
Jacqueline, us1 night trip with friends
Villas Rio Mar, Dominical
This place was awesome!!!! Stephanie at the pool was fabulous & my kids still talk sbou her lemonade & mint drinks!!!!! One of best vacations I've had with my kids! It was gorgeous down there!
Suzanne, us4 night trip with friends
Villas Rio Mar, Dominical
Very clean & comfortable- ideal peaceful location
Wonderfully comfortable & clean. Originally we planed on staying for only two nights but after such a wonderful & peaceful time, we extended to 5. We found this hotel to be extreamly comfortable & perfect for us- I can be quite picky about beds, rooms, cleanliness etc- the bathroom was great, the bed was comfortable (so nice to be back in a king) the rooms/bungalows were very quite, the grounds were very well manicured & cared for. The pool was large & refreshing. And the staff were all WONDERFUL & super accommodating. The location of the hotel was perfect for us. Everything is walkable but just far enough down the road to have total peace & quite. Loved this place! Also a great location to explore other places from- 30 min from Manuel Antonio, 15 min from amazing hiking & waterfalls...a really prime location & clean! A really clean and safe area, very well looked after.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip

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