Starting at $113 per night


The three star Villas Rio Mar is a bungalow style eco-resort located in Dominical. The hotel is a great base camp for anybody looking to explore the beautiful south Pacific coast. Amenities of Hotel Villas Rio Mar include:  restaurant, jacuzzi, bar, swimming pool, spa, tennis court.  The hotel also offers free internet as an added convenience.

Dominical is located along the south Pacific, which locals refer to as Costa Ballena (whale coast).  The coast is named this as many whales migrate to the area annually to rear their young.  The coast is also home to beautiful rainforest covered mountain ranges which meet the sea.  Visitors also come to Dominical for activities like: surfing, canopy ziplining, horseback riding, swimming, visit waterfalls, canyoning, boating, snorkeling, fishing tours, hiking, scuba diving and other beach and nature activities.

Though the Dominical area has plenty to offer, you can also simply relax at the pool or indulge in a spa service at Villas Rio Mar.

Hotel Villas Rio Mar Rooms and Amenities

Generally, Hotel Villas Rio Mar rooms are spacious and include: Standard Room, Superior Room and Junior Suite.

Standard room amenities include: refrigerator, ceiling fan, telephone and terrace. Bedding options include 1 king or 2 doubles.

Superior room amenities include: terrace, air conditioning, telephone and ceiling fan. Bedding options include 1 double and 1 single.

Junior Suite room amenities include: telephone, air conditioning, ceiling fan and terrace. Bedding options include 2 doubles.

In summary, Villas Rio Mar is a great choice for anybody looking to explore beautiful Costa Ballena.   It may not be luxurious, but it is a unique and memorable eco-resort.

**Hotel Villas Rio Mar will be experiencing maintenance works at the main pool from May 01st until mid-June,2019, these works will not affect the use of the second pool or other hotel activities.

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Eco Style
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Remote
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free

Room Amenities

Junior Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace


  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace

Villa Equipada

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 9°15'53.43". Longitude: W 84°8'26.08"


  • Overall 83.2% (22 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 83.6%
  • Comfort: 83.2%
  • Meeting Expectations: 81.9%
  • Staff: 84.5%
  • Value: 82.9%


Our experience wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great either. Since it was our 2cnd hotel we were concerned us about the rest of the trip. Fortunately, this was the only lodging we had trouble with.


A bit overrated. Staff wasn't particularly friendly or helpful, the room is crowded, and the pool was filthy (clumps of floating hair and garbage). The restaurant was only open at certain times so you can't go grab a bite whenever and busy - also very limited vegetarian options and overpriced. We were told we had to make reservations each night which kind of ruins the pura vida vibe. It was a nice enough place but just not worth the difference in price and ratings from other hotels in the area. Longer walk to town than advertised.


The staff and employees were extremely accomodating. Great hotel


High humidity made things a bit less comfortable here. Also, some creature used our patio area to eat something each night meaning that each morning we found a pile of seeds/debris in a corner by our door. Also, we had a problem with our TV each night that required someone from the staff to get it to turn on. Minor, but an annoyance.


We would not recommend going to Dominical


These were the most comfortable bed during the whole trip! The pool was great, the grounds fun. A really nice place to relax. The food was okay here as well. Great breakfast and gun with the billiard table! Great rooms!!! Loved the toucans, iguanas... We took the opportunity to go to Corcovado, well worth it from here, as the waves at the beach are crazy! :)


On this second visit, we upgraded from the Standard Room to an air conditioned Superior Room for $18 and it made all the difference in the world. The Superior rooms were larger, more up-to-date, and so much more comfortable than the Standard Rooms. Our advice is spend the extra money for the Superior Room - it's still a great value and is definitely worth every penny of the upgrade.


Bed was very hard and rooms very cramped. Staff was very friendly. Loved the pool and grounds. The hotel was too far from the town and area so we rented a car and enjoyed exploring.


The staff was courteous and accommodating. I didn't like the location of the first room, so they provided us with a different room. The pool is beautiful, and very refreshing. I would call this hotel the best place to stay in Dominical.