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Villas Rio Mar

San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

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$46 $36
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Based on 470 reviews
When looking for relaxation, great scenery, wonderful food and amazing people, Villas Rio Mar is the place to go.
Style: Family Friendly
Room & Rates
Superior Room - Villas Rio Mar - 2

Superior Room

Starting from
$46 $36
Per Adult Nightly
This Superior Villa is equipped with the following
  • 1 Queen and 1 single bed
  • Terrace like living room
  • Private baths with hot water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room service available- fee applies
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Refrigerator
  • Fans
  • Telephone
  • Non-smoking room
  • FREE Full Daily Breakfast 
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Junior Suite - Villas Rio Mar - 1

Junior Suite

Starting from
$57 $46
Per Adult Nightly
This Junior Suite is equipped with the following
  • 2 King Beds
  • Terrace like living room
  • Private baths with hot water
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Fans
  • Telephone
  • TV Cable
  • Room service available- fee applies
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Coffee maker
  • Non-smoking room
  • FREE Full Daily Breakfast 
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Villas Rio Mar
800 m north from the Dominical entrance along the Baru river, Dominical, CC Costa Rica 185-8000


Villas Rio Mar is an internationally recognized 3 Star Eco hotel located in a stunning natural setting; an easy 10 minute walk from the fun and the beach of Playa Dominical, Costa Rica.

Why Stay Here

  • Great Service
  • Close to the Beach
  • Swimming pool w/Pool Bar

Resort Details

A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this non-smoking hotel. Free full breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and an outdoor tennis court are onsite.

Accommodation Details

All rooms at the Hotel Villas Rio Mar offer a small terrace, seating area and private bathroom. All 52 rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, balconies, and refrigerators. Room service, rainfall showerheads, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

Restaurants, Lounges & Bars

El Rancho restaurant & bar at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is considered one of the best places to eat in the area of Dominical and Uvita. The menu offers a great selection of international dishes and local specialties; some of them are fully organic! Enjoy the quality food with a good glass of wine; the wine list is quite extensive and contains some nice wines that are rare to find in Costa Rica. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The menu also includes tasty appetizers, organic food and special dishes for kids and vegetarians. Also quality espresso and cappuccino coffee is served. El Rancho restaurant at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is open to the public 365 days a year from 7 am to 9:30 pm.

For the Family

The area of Dominical, Uvita and Manuel Antonio contains numerous beautiful beaches for you to enjoy; swim, sunbathe, take beach walks, and surf. 

Entertainment & Activities

Observe stunning flora and fauna! Wildlife is abundant and plenty of national and private parks around. From easy trails to challenging hikes, you`ll enjoy Manuel Antonio and Corcovado.

  • Billiards
  • Fitness Facility
  • Lounge/Bar (+)
  • Massage (+)
  • Miniature Golf (+)
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Playground
  • Poolside Bar (+)
  • Restaurant (+)
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 470 reviews
from Sonoma County, California
Submitted on 25-04-2016
Lovely location next to the river, super nice staff, jungle garden feel with pool and restaurant. Esteban and Jose at the front desk will take excellent care of you and are fluent in English. A nice mix of Costa Rican and foreign tourists, families and tours. Treat yourself to a scrub or massage with Alex and Nancy-a little known resource for excellent relaxation and rejuvenation!
from Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Submitted on 26-04-2016
Beautifully kept grounds. Professional & Friendly staff! Many activities: super nice pool, tennis courts, mini golf, pool table, darts, kids play ground near pool area, pathways to follow throughout the grounds, hiking. Oh- Best breakfast buffet we had the entire week!
from Nova Scotia, Canada
Submitted on 28-04-2016
This is a great spot in Dominical. Right next to the beautiful Baru river (which you can swim in) and nestled in the jungle. The staff (especially Jose) are all very helpful. The grounds are beautiful and there is a great little trail in behind the Villas. Not really well marked but you know you are on a trail. We ate in the restaurant the first night and had breakfast there. The food was fabulous and everyone was very friendly. The pool was also a great feature. This is a about a 15 min... Read more
from Huntington Beach, California
Submitted on 12-05-2016
This is a nice place in a quiet setting, and can be reached by an unpaved road from the main drag of Dominical. The staff is very nice, friendly and helpful, and I liked the resident iguanas as well. The grounds of the hotel are very well kept, and the restaurant has some pretty good options at reasonable prices. Our room was OK - simple, and on the smaller side with not much room for bags, etc. Everything in the room was working though, except perhaps for the bathroom door that was wouldn't cl... Read more
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submitted on 22-05-2016
This parc is great. It is a nice walk beside the river from town to the hotel. We first had the superior room. Because we wanted to extend with 2 more nights, they arranged another room. This one even had a kitchen with all the equipment you need, even a blender for smoothies. Both rooms were very clean and it is so nice to sit outside and enjoy the nature of the parc. The swimming pool is big and fun. Breakfast is okay. We got good help from all the staff, especially Jose and Esteban, muchas gr... Read more
from Lake Preston, South Dakota
Submitted on 28-05-2016
We had an amazing stay here. The rooms were very nice, the food was delicous, the pool and bar area was very nice, the best part of the stay was the staff and manager, they will do anything for you to make your stay with them the best it can be. It is a short walk into to town along the river. We stayed three days and walked to town everyday and ate, drank and shopped and would catch a cab back to the resort for $4.
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 09-06-2016
From the very beginning I was a high maintenance guest - I didn't realize that the standard rooms didn't have air conditioning, so I called to upgrade the room. Andrey was super nice when I called, and he helped me to make sure my stay was a comfortable one! My friend was getting married in Dominical, and we all got ready in my room. The photographer (who was also amazing) couldn't have asked for a better background. I was in the last villa, and there was jungle all around. It was absolutel... Read more
from Berkeley, California
Submitted on 15-06-2016
Great eco-hotel in Domincal. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We rented a car to get around the area easily. The walk to Domincal from the hotel is a bit of a hike but lots of people were doing it. We were there in the off-season so it was very quiet which I loved and needed. The food was very good and reasonably priced. I was traveling with my teenage daughter, son and his girlfriend. Pool was terrific.
from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Gorgeous setting and property on the Osa Peninsula! You step on the property and know immediately you are in the rainforest. The rooms are spacious enough for two and have a covered patio area with netting, a small bar area, and outdoor mini fridge. Expect a bug or two; you are in the rainforest. The breakfast is good, consisting of local fruits, juices, eggs, pancakes, and potatoes and rice/beans. Coffee is local coffee, not the instant some hotels will serve. The best part about this ret... Read more
from Prague, Czech Republic
Submitted on 17-06-2016
Excellent Accomodation, one of the best ones (for that value) in Dominical... nice and comfy rooms (bungalows, with own terasse and fridge), great food, nice pool! Recommended for couples, families, small groups of friends
from Santa Barbara, California
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Awesome place to stay in Dominical. It is walking distance to town, but just far enough away that it is very quiet at night. The property is well maintained and the rooms are great. The customer service at the hotel was top notch. We stayed here on two different occasions and will definitely be back.
from Victoria, Canada
Submitted on 28-06-2016
We loved it! We were surprised after driving down the dirt road to find such a refreshing place to stay. Check in was great, the guy at the front desk was friendly with the Tico vibe. We got a lovely room with a private front area. There is a clean, clear river across the road. We spotted toucans in the trees all around. Beautiful. There is a nice family pool. A typical Costa Rican breakfast is included. We wished we stayed longer. A must stop on your way to Corcovado!
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We (me and my two daughters) had a perfect stay at Villa's Rio Mar, Dominical. We had a very Nice room in THE garden. The staff Will do everything To make You feel great(and they did!) there is a very Nice restaurant with very good (honest) Food, and very Nice wines. Price/ Quality is very Good. The staff of the restaurant are very friendly.
from Woodbine, Maryland
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Stayed a week with our three kids, 12, 10, & 5. Had a great time. Breakfasts were good, we used the pool daily, and Henry helped us book many tours and activities. By the end of the week my daughter, 5, knew most of the staff by name - they were very friendly with her. Saw toucans, an agouti, and howler monkeys around the resort without really trying. (Lots of other animals as well.) Great vacation.
Submitted on 11-08-2016
I can be more than thankful with all the staff of Villas Rios Mar, that made our family weekend a really nice welcoming to our country. My husband and I decided to stayed here with our moms, sister and kids. The staff is really nice they know what customer satisfaction is. The food is excellent, well recommended more over having in consideration that my husband is a chef were we live (so he is a little hard to please). David the chef at Villas is great, our waitress Carol is so friendly and she ... Read more
Submitted on 12-08-2016
Really lovely family friendly hotel relaxed with large pool lovely well kept grounds. Wifi patchy but remember you are on holiday not there to work or check Facebook. Large beds and fridge. Shower was a bit rubbish but very comfortable. Tucans flying around the grounds and iguanas at every turn. Was a bumpy ride into town I would recommend hiring a car.
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-08-2016
We stayed here at the end of our Costa Rica trip for 3 nights and it was just what we needed. On arrival we discovered our travel company had booked us a room without air conditioning, so were delighted an upgrade was available. I would definitely recommend you check this before booking. We spotted quite a bit of wildlife in the grounds of the hotel, so donā??t be surprised if a bug or two find their way into your room, but to us this was all part of the experience. Itā??s well worth bringing a ... Read more
Submitted on 27-08-2016
Everyone mentions the beautiful grounds, for good reason. This was the only spot we consistently saw Toucans and on the trail we saw poison dart frogs. Staff is great too. Felt comfortable letting our 8 year old wander the grounds alone, she loved the exercise equipment, pool and Foosball table. Our only regret was not staying longer!
Submitted on 01-09-2016
After some comments from our son and family about how great they were treated, my wife and I decided to stop and see ourselves. The receptionist, Jose, was exemplary and helpful, the rooms spacious with super comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, air cond and hot water showers. We were on our way to San Jose on business and only could stay one night but will keep it on our list of favorite places to recommend to our guests.
from Cartago, Costa Rica
Submitted on 01-10-2016
Very nice place, We asked for kitchenette room, (303) very good for the price we paid, confortable room, enough kitchen amenities for quick cooking if you want. Clean room, good A/C. Clean bathroom. The place has nice swimming pool, tennis court, billar table, parking, also a restaurant. Breakfast is included, very good, fresh fruits, good coffee, also some there is breakfast buffet some days, is very good. The service is very good, daily cleaning service on time, the personnel is very kind.... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 06-10-2016
the location is a little hard to get since the road is soooo terrible, but you will be pleasantly surprised when you see the amenities. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. the restaurant/servers were very nice and friendly. Food as awesome. Clean, beautiful, and quiet. Loved it and recommend it.
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Submitted on 18-10-2016
We stayed for the weekend, group of 5. The rooms were comfortable and clean, with a nice front terrace to chill. Nice pool. The place is completely surrounded by nature, very relaxing. Great staff in the restaurant, food was excellent.
from Danville, California
Submitted on 07-11-2016
I came here as a chaperone for nine 8th graders from California. We had a two night stay in this relaxing spot. The kids enjoyed the pool and the pool table during their downtime. Our science teachers enjoyed birdwatching on the beautiful grounds. Each room had a private terrace and a large bathroom. I enjoyed a warm, strong shower which was a treat as the last hotel we had stayed at didn't have a very good shower. We had two tasty buffet breakfasts and one yummy sit down dinner in the restauran... Read more
from Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Submitted on 30-11-2016
we stayed here 2 nights during our Costa Rica trip. Located a bit outside the village the villas our of a very nice size with AC. Bathroom area is very spacious. Nice outside patio area to relax an look out over the beautifull gardens with lots of animals. Lots of Tucans! Breakfast was very good, so was our lunch. Great poolarea with enough space to relax. Nice cocktails at the bar. Really nice place to stay and relax. Staff were very friendly and always having a smile. Even when it was pouring... Read more
Submitted on 30-11-2016
My stay here was amazing! what struck me most was the garden and setting of the hotel. its spacious, colourful, GREEN and basically full of life! I've seen tuns of toucans, iguanas and all types of other birds during my stay! The property has a huge variety of vegetation, no wonder animals like it here!I n addition the walk to the beach is breathtaking! along the big Domincal river. all in all beautiful, had a great time!