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This property is a 17-minute walk from the beach. A quality restaurant, spacious tropical gardens and an outdoor pool are available at Hotel Villas Río Mar, located amid a tropical garden, right on the banks of River Baru. It is also walking distance from the the Village of Dominical, which is 2,950 feet away.

All rooms at the Hotel Villas Río Mar feature a terrace, patio with seating area and private bathroom. All 52 rooms also offer AC, Ceiling fans, TV, free WiFi and refrigerators. Room service and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.

This eco-hotel resort also has free WiFi, a large outdoor pool and free daily breakfast. Guests can enjoy tennis courts, mini golf, tour planning services and transportation services. The conference center is well-appointed for business meetings and other events. The restaurant of Hotel Villas Río Mar offers local and international dishes. The wet bar will surprise the guests with tropical cocktails.

The property is a 10 minutes' walk from Dominical and 17 minutes' to the beach, and 14 mi from Marino Ballena National Park. Juan santamaria Airport is 3 hours away from this property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Villas Rio Mar has been welcoming guests since Aug 31, 2012

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

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Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Hotel Villas Rio Mar

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Dominical Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    4,750 feet from property
  • Barú Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    1 miles from property
  • Guapil Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.5 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls
    2.8 miles
  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
    3.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Marino Ballena National Park (Uvita)
    13 miles
  • Mountain Manuel Antonio National Park
    28 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Dominical Beach
    4,750 feet
  • Barú Beach
    1 miles
  • Guapil Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Playa Dominicalito
    1.9 miles
  • Hatillo Beach
    3.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Palmar Sur Airport
    34.4 miles
  • Drake Bay Airport
    40.7 miles
  • Tobías Bolaños International Airport
    51.6 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    El Rancho Restaurant

    Food: American, Argentinian, Cajun/Creole, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse, Local, Asian, International, Latin American, European, Grill/BBQ

Amenities of Hotel Villas Rio Mar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Tennis equipment
  • Mini golf
  • Snorkeling Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Darts
  • Pool table
  • Playground
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool bar
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Infinity pool
  • Shallow end
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Until 12:00 PM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 5 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

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The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

FAQs about Hotel Villas Rio Mar

  • The nearest beach is 0.9 miles from Hotel Villas Rio Mar.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Villas Rio Mar can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Hotel Villas Rio Mar has 1 restaurant:

    • El Rancho Restaurant

  • Hotel Villas Rio Mar is 1.1 miles from the center of Dominical.

  • Room options at Hotel Villas Rio Mar include:

    • Double
    • Villa

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hotel Villas Rio Mar by:

    • Car 2h 50min
    • Taxi 3h

  • Check-in at Hotel Villas Rio Mar is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Hotel Villas Rio Mar may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Hotel Villas Rio Mar offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Canoeing
    • Mini golf
    • Darts
    • Foot massage
    • Happy hour
    • Back massage
    • Walking tours
    • Full-body massage
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Horseback riding
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Head massage
    • Beach
    • Neck massage
    • Fitness
    • Tennis equipment
    • Couples' massage
    • Hand massage