Villas Rio Mar

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
Dominical Beach, Ballena, 1350, Costa Rica
4.5 out of 5 rating 825 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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Property Details

Property Location

Located in Ballena, Villas Rio Mar is by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Nauyaca Waterfalls. This family-friendly hotel is 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from Marino Ballena National Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 48 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and complimentary toiletries.


Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.


Enjoy international cuisine at El Rancho, a restaurant which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the poolside bar. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in Ballena? This hotel has 947 square feet (88 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Playa Dominicalito - 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
Matapalo Beach - 10.4 km / 6.4 mi
Nauyaca Waterfalls - 10.8 km / 6.7 mi
Playa Hermosa - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Catarata uvita - 20.6 km / 12.8 mi
Marino Ballena National Park - 21.9 km / 13.6 mi
Uvita Beach - 21.9 km / 13.6 mi
Punta Uvita - 22.3 km / 13.8 mi
Arco Beach - 24.4 km / 15.2 mi
Playa Ballena - 25.3 km / 15.7 mi
Pinuela Beach - 28.7 km / 17.8 mi
Ventanas Beach - 31.8 km / 19.7 mi
Tortuga Beach - 33.4 km / 20.8 mi
Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands - 35.4 km / 22 mi

The nearest airports are:
Quepos (XQP) - 38.4 km / 23.8 mi
San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 192 km / 119.3 mi

The preferred airport for Villas Rio Mar is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.).

Check-in time starts at 3pm. Check-out time is 12pm.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 33600 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 0 (one-way), (up to 4 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Wedding services
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Poolside bar
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Conference space
  • -Concierge services
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Fitness facilities
  • -Television in common areas
  • -Computer station
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -One meeting room
  • -Terrace
  • -Conference center
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Children's pool
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Outdoor tennis court
  • -Pool umbrellas
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Billiards or pool table
  • -Swim-up bar
  • -Number of floors - 1
  • -Number of buildings/towers - 12
  • -Total number of rooms - 48
  • -Conference space size (meters) - 88
  • -Conference space size (feet) - 947
  • -Restaurant
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Garden