Waterfall Villas
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Waterfall Villas

5 Kilometers From Dominical In The Direction Of San Isidro - Perez Zeledom, Dominical 99999 Costa Rica
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#6 of 16 hotels in Dominical
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Boutique Balinese style Eco-retreat with private waterfalls, just a few minutes to the beach. Accommodations are 6 luxurious Balinese tropical style suites housed in 3 villas, balconies facing the Waterfalls, some with Jacuzzi and AC. Specializing in Detox programs, Yoga retreats, Spa services, and organic Vegan meal services. The Waterfall Villas offers a romantic setting for Honeymoon packages, Waterfall destination Weddings, gourmet Raw foods / Vegan packages and Spa Detox packages. The property is a Romantic Wellness Retreat in the exotic jungle of Costa Rica where the energy of our very own private Waterfalls will resonate into your body, mind and soul with healing and rejuvenation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Airport transportation
Spa
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Snorkelling
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Pauline v wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Imagine being in the middle of a jungle ecological preserve at the top of a waterfall!!!! It was beyond our wildest imagination. Our villa was magnificent; so spacious and visually rich. A 20' long balcony overlooked the waterfall stream. The cacophony of jungle creatures calling at night over the sound of rushing water creates the most experiential calming cleansing sleep. I hope you get to experience it.

The food is the best in the whole wide world!!! True vegan, low fat, low salt meals and so tasty! Every meal was a new creation beautifully plated and served in the most romantic outdoor dining area. We loved this! No struggling to find a vegan option hoping it wasn't cooking next to bacon. The chef is like an angel - she serves everything with love.

Fateh made our trip a true vacation. She arranged everything for our nature tours and stayed on top of it. We didn't have to stress and figure out anything! She was a true super hero when our negative covid tests were not received and we weren't able to board our plane without them. Fateh's expertise and the hours she spent on phone calls with the clinic resulted in us getting our test results just hours before we needed to board! You can trust everything to Fateh and truly relax on your vacation.

In short, I couldn't recommend Waterfall Villas highly enough. It's even more beautiful than the photos!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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RonRamRod wrote a review Jul 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica58 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have visited Waterfall Villas twice this year, the first time in February and the second time by the end of May. The overall experience was incredible, the best I've had in Costa Rica (I have traveled almost all over the country).

I can't stress enough that the main highlight was doña Xinia, who made sure all of our needs were met and made us feel at home, as part of the family. She is an excelsior chef, who prepared out of this world vegan dishes for all our meals. The name of the owner escapes me, but she was also extremely attentive and accommodating, even though we did not get to share too much time with her.

Secondly, the natural surroundings are heavenly gorgeous. The river/creek that crosses the property and the beautiful waterfall with a wood deck to sit and relax. There also is a lookout platform that you can go to and meditate, have a picnic or simply enjoy lovely views.

We stayed both times in the Jade Suite, ideal for a romantic experience. Surrounded by nature and the river's murmuring. The outside jacuzzi is the main feature since it's totally private but also connects you with the exterior.

Finally, the location is unbeatable: just minutes from Nauyaca falls, about one and a half hours from Ecochontales and Elysiana waterfalls, less than one hour from Dominical and Ventanas beaches, plus other nearby attractions.

I simply cannot recommend another place if you are visiting the area.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Jade Suites are ideal for a romantic getaway
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Response from Fateh Bolivar, Owner at Waterfall Villas
Responded 9 Aug 2021
Thank you so much! And I will be so happy to receive you here at the Waterfall Villas again ! Fateh- owner
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Matika W wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I used Waterfall Villas as the venue for a yoga retreat that my friend and I lead together, and it was AMAZING! Fateh was so helpful and incredible to work with. It was so nice having our drivers, food, and excursions already arranged and taken care of, so that I could just focus on my classes and the other things that I was offering. I didn’t need to stress about all of the other stuff.
Waterfall Villas itself, was incredible. The architecture was breathtaking. The rooms were clean, beautiful, and comfortable. Chef Xinia’s food was AMAZING! Every meal was so nourishing and delicious and prepared with so much love.
Other things that I loved… the fact that there was no wifi! I loved having a phone and technology detox. It was such a good reset.
The location! Waterfall Villas is built upon a jungle oasis. You truly feel like you are immersed deep within the jungle… yet all of the excursions (beaches, waterfalls, parks, etc) are still nearby and everything you need is within short driving distance.
Lastly, the staff! Everyone that worked with us at waterfall villas were truly angels. Our drivers, our chef, and the cleaning and maintenance crew… everyone was so kind and helpful and they all left an imprint on my heart.
I would definitely hold another yoga retreat here! It was the perfect venue for a powerful and intimate retreat. We all walked away totally TRANSFORMED by the jungle and the people.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Guide106414 wrote a review May 2022
Dallas, Texas9 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Last minute trip to Costa Rica and Fateh was super accommodating as we arranged everything late the evening before I left.

I didn’t know exactly what to expect but I was not the least disappointed. The attention, response and accommodations were top notch. The room was super comfy and had everything I needed for the week.

So let’s talk about the yoga and food, it was more of a spiritual cleansing of heavy feelings in my life and a new found appreciation of my place here in the universe. Daily yoga sessions were very one on one, because I was the only one there this week for that specific retreat so it was customized to me.

The food was absolutely not what I expected. Kenner, the chef, has a magic hand with vegan food. The variety of food that was served along with a special spices/flavors that he added were beyond delicious. Healthy, flavorful, clean food contributed to an experience that was very much needed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cheryl C wrote a review Feb 2023
10 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From beginning to end my 2 week stay at Waterfall Villas Costa Rica exceeded my wildest dreams!! Fateh was an incredible host, kind spirited and also a logistical mastermind, ensuring my stay was seamless. She arranged countless activities and healers, yoga, ziplining, snorkeling, beaches, national parks, waterfall hikes, cacao ceremony, markets, etc. which provided the perfect balance of relaxation, healing, fun and excitement!! Being vegan, the original draw for me was the vegan menu and it didn’t disappoint!! My body was grateful for the fresh, clean, professionally prepared meals and has inspired me upon my return to put more effort and love into my cooking. There’s something magical about having a waterfall flow through the property as well, and the abundance of nature and wildlife was a much needed reprieve from the cold Canadian winter. Thank you Fateh and all the new friends I met in Costa Rica for making my experience so memorable … until we meet again! Pura Vida :)
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Owen K wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I had an amazing time staying at waterfall villas. We came in the rainy season and had the whole place to ourselves. Our chef Kenner was incredible and made us so many delicious meals. We saw lots of the local attractions as part of our package and on the slow days or in the afternoon we called the local taxi and got a ride down to the nearby town, Dominical! The taxi company felt totally safe and was half the price of the in house ride option. We had a full day of relaxation or second to last day with a couples massage and a special lunch by the waterfalls. Overall a great trip with lots of memories!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oscar E wrote a review Oct 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't say enough about our visit!
With the kids at the grandparents, spouse and I found a superb opportunity to visit Waterfall Villas. We are tremendously grateful to Ms. Fateh for her kind communication with us. We found her warm, responsive and inviting!

After a lengthy drive from San Jose, I missed the turn toward Waterfall Villas (my fault, it was raining and I forget to check the WhatsApp location). When we arrived, my wife and I were stunned. The ambiance, candles, and welcome of Ms. Xinia was really beyond words. She had stayed waiting for us, past her work day, so she could be sure that we had a decent meal after a long trip. What a wonderful, beautiful welcome!

My wife and I both speak Spanish, so we were so delighted to offer Ms. Xinia our warmest gratitude and our praises of her epic dinner. Xinia replied that it is Ms. Fateh who prepares the menus, to our wonder!

Our room (the goddess suite) was lovely. Clean, tidy, with lovely vegan artisanal soaps, shampoos, it was terrific and we were both so thrilled.

The true wonder happened next morning when we saw the breathtaking beauty of the series of small waterfalls right next to the cabins. WOW! I cannot stress enough how special and unique the sights and sounds of the waterfall. We cancelled all other plans (and continued to enjoy the Ms. Xinia WONDERFUL curry and later a terrific eggplant, tofu tomato combination) and remained at the water falls for our entire stay.

(Note: if you don't live in Costa Rica and would like to see more of the country, Waterfall Villas is ideally placed for touring some of the country's best beaches. Since we live here, we just wanted to be mediate and enjoy each other's company).

We hiked up the lovely trail leading to an AMAZING lookout tower, we explored the river up and down the series of waterfalls while I hummed songs from Lord of the RIngs... (really it is that nice!)

I can't recommend Waterfall Villas enough. I read some of the recent reviews and I am sorry to others who had different experiences. However, we had a blast! We would return tomorrow if possible.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cindy Jones wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Waterfall Villas was such a magical experience… WOW!!! The beauty… falling asleep to the sounds of the jungle and waterfall… beautiful, comfortable rooms… food that was beyond AMAZING!!! And the staff that will always have a piece of my heart!

I loved not having WiFi. What a great place to unplug and detox. So often I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation. Not this time! I left feeling renewed, regenerated and alive to the core:)

Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Colynn wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I brought my partner here in Sept 2020 (so glad they are open and did live the with covid cleaning, etc) for a night of celebration and relaxation after completing a lengthy project. We rented a room with a jacuzzi and loved it. The room was nice and clean, the staff incredible, the river and waterfall and food just fantastic. The owner was very Responsive with details and communication. I really just LOVE it here!!!! I will be back as I found out that they do these incredible packages with massages and juice cleanses and totally take care of you ❤️ Love, love, love it here!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael L wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so lucky to have discovered Waterfall Villa as we could not have selected a more beautiful place for our honeymoon. We wanted something that was all inclusive, served vegan food, near the Pacific Ocean and not "commercialized". Fateh responded to my inquiry quickly and together we planned out our stay, she was very accommodating and ended up being a gracious and beautiful host. We stayed in the honeymoon villa which included a hot tub, had all of our meals prepared by her chef (so I didn't have to cook), she planned out adventures for each day (couples massage, yoga, singing bowls, waterfall hike, beach) and best of all a local Shaman who did the most beautiful ceremony on the edge of and in the waterfall followed by a huge fruit feast. We cannot say enough great things about the place, the energy, the food and the host...everything was perfect and we will carry with us wonderful memories.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Fateh Bolivar, Owner at Waterfall Villas
Responded 7 Mar 2023
Thank you! it was a pleasure :)
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Answer from waterfallyogi
Dominical32 contributions6 helpful votes
Hello ! Did you ever visit us ? Sorry it took me so long to see this message as Trip Advisor is not where I usually read messages - just reviews. Yes we cater to young families and special diets :) Love, Light, and rainbows, Fateh
MichaelvHagelberg asked a question Feb 2016
Rochester, New York16 contributions2 helpful votes
How would we get there from San Jose or Libria airport?
Answer from Kelly S
22 contributions3 helpful votes
We came from the San Jose airport, we arranged for someone to pick us up and bring us to the resort. It was about 3 hours drive but we stopped along the way to see some sights. You could rent a car at the airport, but we just opted for the hotel to send someone to pick us up.
Answer from Caroline Bolivar
Dominical, Costa Rica179 contributions3 helpful votes
Hello! Yes! Guests have rented a car at the airport many many times and drove here to the Waterfall Villas. We recommend that you do this drive in the day, not only because it is a scenic drive, but also because signage is not that great nor street lights at night. You can also rent a car once you are here. When renting a car in Costa Rica the most important thing is to get a car from a name brand agency - hertz, avis, national, budget, and solid. A no-name agency will be very cheap and YES it is too good to be true. Guests that have done this have been stranded without any assistance. That is no way to spend a vacation :) Love & light, Fateh
sue B asked a question Apr 2015
West Palm Beach, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
Do u have wifi ? Can we have 2 bedrooms in one villa what price per night in may
Answer from italiangirl2020
San Francisco, California76 contributions51 helpful votes
No wifi. We had iPad with data plan through my phone.
Andrea Lara W wrote a tip 9 May
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are doing the detox on your own, it is recommended that you have good reading material with you and that you are doing well."
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Bryan B wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not expect US style Wi-Fi speeds or cellular connectivity. Best to come here to unplug."
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Daniel R wrote a tip Mar 2023
Toronto, Canada74 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t walk beyond the villa/kitchen areas at night! Remember, you are in the jungle!"
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Donna A wrote a tip Oct 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are not comfortable sitting in quiet and nature, be sure to make plans using services available to book there or other local tours. "
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Kristiana K wrote a tip Sept 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are fantastic"
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£124 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasDominical
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfall Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Waterfall Villas?
Nearby attractions include Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (4.1 miles), Nauyaca Waterfalls (3.4 miles), and Hacienda Ébano (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterfall Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Waterfall Villas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Waterfall Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterfall Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterfall Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Junta Dominical, Scala, and El Pescado Loco.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterfall Villas?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Waterfall Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Waterfall Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterfall Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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