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1 room, 2 adults

Villas Rio Mar

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
Dominical Beach, Ballena, Puntarenas, 1350, Costa Rica

Family-friendly hotel in Ballena with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Children's pool
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
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Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book. 

  • La 3er vez que me quedo, y no fue tan buena la estadía, cortinas viejas, sucias, no había…Jan 2, 2021
  • This was a bit paradise! The grounds and pool area were amazing! The breakfast was…Dec 24, 2020

Villas Rio Mar

from P4,331
  • Superior Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Villa, Kitchen

What’s around Villas Rio Mar

Landmarks

  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 14 mi / 22.6 km
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 15 mi / 24.2 km
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 25.5 mi / 41.1 km

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 38 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 4 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 947
  • Conference space size (meters) - 88
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 12
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

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
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

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.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Villas Rio Mar’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

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

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

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

    The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

    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.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Villas Rio Mar

    • Does Villas Rio Mar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Villas Rio Mar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Villas Rio Mar?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Villas Rio Mar?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Villas Rio Mar?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Villas Rio Mar?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Villas Rio Mar?
      You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Villas Rio Mar?
      Yes, El Rancho offers international cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Mono Congo (12-min walk), Dominical Sushi (12-min walk), and Café Delicias (13-min walk).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Villas Rio Mar?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CRC 33600 per person one-way.
    • What is there to do near Villas Rio Mar?
      Recommended spots to visit include Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (5.5 mi) and Marino Ballena National Park (14 mi), along with Nauyaca Waterfalls (15 mi) and Manuel Antonio National Park (25.5 mi).

    Recent reviews

    Superb 9.0 From 148 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Nice Space
    Very nice staff. Good location
    Wade, ca1 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Relajante deben mejorar servicio al cliente
    El lugar es excelente para descansar muy relajante. Debe mejorar notoriamente el servicio al cliente. Ofrecian un coctel de bienvenida que no lo daban por la pandemia (no tiene sentido). El Hotel lleno y una piscina cerrada lo que contribuye a aglomeraciones sin nadie que lo regule. Lo peor, habia un fuerte aguacero y nos fuimos maleta en mano a la habitación a 300 metros de la recepción. Llegamos empapados. Eramos 4 y nos dieron tres sombrillas una de las cuales no servia. Asuntos básicos y muy puntuales como estos bajan la calidad de un hotel aun cuando es una estancia agradable.
    Emilio, us1 night family trip
    Very good 8.0
    We have been to this property before In high season and even though the services were cut back due to low season, the property is still wonderful and we had a pleasurable time there again.
    Sharon, ca4 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Loved the property, the pool is a good size the staff were acvommodating and the restaurznt was great. I would definitely return.
    Barb, us3 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great place for a vacation or a staycation!
    The rooms were super clean, the staff were friendly and helpful, the pools were fantastic. Overall, this is a great place to spend your vacation. I'll be back for sure
    Leyna, us1 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Fantastic place for our staycation :)
    My friends and I loved Villas Rio Mar. The rooms were spacious and clean, the pool was a great way to spend the day, and the staff was super helpful and friendly. I would most definitely recommend this place.
    Leyna, us1 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    Well located, nice pool, good food, nice room, quiet
    us2 night romance trip
    Very good 8.0
    Didn’t provide any upgrade. As Expedia member I was expecting a more VIP treat
    us1 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    The front desk has a very bad look And the food was not good specially for the prices they charge
    ca2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great place!
    Stefanie, us2 night trip

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