Villas Rio Mar

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
Dominical Beach, Ballena, 1350, Costa Rica
4.4 out of 5 rating 249 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.4
Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Villas Rio Mar in Ballena, you'll be 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and 14 mi (22.5 km) from Marino Ballena National Park. This family-friendly hotel is 16.8 mi (27.1 km) from Nauyaca Waterfalls and 25.5 mi (41.1 km) from Manuel Antonio National Park.

Rooms

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.

Amenities

Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Dining

Enjoy international cuisine at El Rancho, a restaurant which features a bar/lounge 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.

Attractions

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Playa Barú - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Playa Dominical - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Playa Dominicalito - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
PlayaGuápil - 4.9 km / 3.1 mi
Playa Hatillo - 6.7 km / 4.1 mi
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 8.9 km / 5.5 mi
Linda Beach - 10.4 km / 6.4 mi
Playa Hermosa - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Matapalo Beach - 14.3 km / 8.9 mi
Catarata uvita - 20.5 km / 12.8 mi
Marino Ballena National Park - 22.5 km / 14 mi
Uvita Beach - 22.5 km / 14 mi
Punta Uvita - 23.4 km / 14.5 mi
Playa Colonia - 23.5 km / 14.6 mi
Nauyaca Waterfalls - 27.1 km / 16.8 mi

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

The preferred airport for Villas Rio Mar is Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO).

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 may be 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 Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
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. 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.
  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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