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Hotel Diuwak

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Outdoor pool
Free self-parking
Suite | In-room safe, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of Hotel Diuwak

Hotel Diuwak

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Ballena with outdoor pool and restaurant
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

132 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Frente a las oficinas del ICE, Ballena, Puntarenas
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 32 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 56.5 miles/90.9 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Fuego Brew Company - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Mono Congo - 6 min walk
  • Restaurante La Parcela - 7 min drive
  • Phat Noodle - 6 min walk
  • Tortilla Flats - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Diuwak

A great choice for a stay in Ballena, Hotel Diuwak features an airport shuttle. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Tu Lu, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a children's pool and a snack bar/deli are other highlights. The pool and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee grinder


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Tu Lu – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Diuwak Dominical
Hotel Diuwak
Diuwak Dominical
Diuwak Hotel Dominical
Hotel Diuwak Costa Rica/Dominical
Hotel Diuwak Hotel
Hotel Diuwak Ballena
Hotel Diuwak Hotel Ballena

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Diuwak offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Diuwak does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Diuwak?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Diuwak?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Diuwak?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Diuwak?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Diuwak?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Diuwak?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Hotel Diuwak and nearby?
Hotel Diuwak has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Diuwak?
Yes, Tu Lu offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Hotel Diuwak like?
Hotel Diuwak is a short 1-minute walk from Playa Dominical and 3 minutes' walk from Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

If you're looking for a traditional "Hotel", this is likely not the bet option for you. This is more like staying at someone's family estate. Very homely. The owners and family live on the property, although they don't interact very much with guests. The place is quiet during the day, evening hours are louder b/c of the nearby bar which hosts live band. The location is great, close access to beach and town. The property must have been beautiful when it was newer, the grounds have so much potential, it's in need of some consistent maintenance and landscaping staff. I'd stay here again for the location. Morning breakfast is consistent and good.
Gilbert, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rob, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Friendly, helpful staff and convenient location near Dominical Beach made this a pleasant stay for me. Dominical is a "Bohemian" destination with an organic food store, a "healthy options" (including vegan) restaurant, a yoga studio, a fruit and smoothie shop, a dive shop, surf and adventure excursion shops, and more traditional Costa Rican restaurants and gift shops. Sunsets on Dominical Beach are not to be missed.
Ron, 7-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Corey, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Won’t stay here.
We arrived and they placed us in a room that there were people working right outside our window. Right when we got there a worker started to discuss with the person checking us in how it may have water seeping into the bedroom by the window. Which explains why the inside smelt like mold. And because they were working right outside, we decided to head out from the hotel to try to see if there was anywhere else to stay. Which luckily we found a different place and cancelled the other nights we would have stayed here (we still paid for the first night). When we returned to the hotel to pack up, we tried to find where the mold smell was coming from. There was dust and mold on the hangers, mold in the bathroom and we lifted the sheets to find the mattresses to be disgusting. We then found a roach in the coffee maker. And then as we were packing up to move somewhere else, the kitchen sink started gurgling and then the whole room smelt like sewer. So glad we got another place to stay. I usually don’t write reviews, but don’t want anyone to have the same experience we had. It was by far the worst place I have ever been in for the price they are charging. Hopefully they clean up the place because it is a great location in dominical.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Larran, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great property
Jason C., 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

As Lonely Planet says, this property is sorely in need of an update. The grounds are nice, but in need of care. Rooms are badly in need of renovation. if you want backpacker accommodations at premium price, this is your place. We saw the original room and were ready to eat the cost of the hotel and go somewhere else. We accepted an upgrade, but were still underwhelmed. Breakfast was good.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great staff, the location is perfect just one minute to the beach, great food and coffee ☕️
2-night family trip
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