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“A Beach Paradise for relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Diuwak
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Dominical
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A Beach Paradise for relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

I often visit Hotel Diuwak and I must say that it is one of the few places I really enjoy and relax at the same time. The rooms are so comfortable, the gardens are amazing and the pool area is so pleasant. The Hotel is only a block away from the beach. Highly recommended for couples, families and even for single travelers.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Arcata, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

My kids (18 & 20) and I stayed here for our Costa Rica Surf Camp vacation. We were there for New Years 2012 (which was very busy and wild) and had a great time. I loved that we were right in the middle of Dominical but inside the hotel grounds it was an oasis of calm. The rooms were clean and had plenty of room. Nice places to sit right outside the rooms. Really nice garden areas and a great pool area. It is less than 5 min walk to the beach for wonderful sunsets. Great food choices at the hotel and others within easy walking distance. I came without a car and had a wonderful laid-back vacation swimming, surfing and just hanging out at the beach.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2011

My husband and I started our trip in Dominical at a different hotel and then after walking through the Diuwak grounds where Guillermo (the hotel manager) showed us all the different rooms available, we decided to (immediately) stay there instead.

The grounds are beautiful, the prices are good with multiple options, the pool is amazing and there is a free breakfast every morning.

Our rental jeep was giving us problems (to the point where it was undrivable) and the guys at Diuwak not only called the rental place but they also fixed the jeep and stored everything out without any hassle (or cost) to us.

What a great place!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ashley A
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Great small hotel. Staff was super helpful, kind and friendly (special mention to Guillermo and Katheryn). Rooms were simple but comfortable and clean.

Location is a bit off, since it requires driving 10-40 min to the main attractions of the area (if you are looking for a no-drive-needed vacation, Dominical is not for you). Having said that, the place is nice, quiet and with several nice restaurants nearby (walking distance).

Hotel is a wonderful value for your money.

The restaurant, however, was a different story. Although food quality was good, service is rather poor, and prices quite high. I will come back to the hotel, but not to the restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank RoyEC
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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

Hotel Diuwak in Playa Dominical is the place to stay when in Dominical. The hotel is unbelievable and well kept. The staff is caring and great and the manager is the awesome. We at Pinellas Surf Organization would certainly recommend the Diuwak to anyone that plans a trip to Dominical. Pura Vida from us at Pinellas Surf

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2011

Spent 9 nights at the Diuwak and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Location is in middle of town with easy access to beach and restaurants. Got a bungalow which includes a kitchenette and was perfect for out trip. Room was very clean and beds comfortable. Staff was very friendly, manager came over and said hello every time he saw us. Tasty breakfast came with the room. Office has computers for internet (small charge) but also has free wi-fi service that we had signal in the room. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank merk79
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Stowe, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights when we first arrived in CR, traveled around a bit and came back for 4 more nights because it was soooooo wonderful. The staff were some the best we've experienced anywhere in our travels. They went out of their way for anything you asked them, especially Guierrmo (sp) and Alexandra. The pool was fantastic, the highlight of our afternoons after being down by the beach surfing and swimming. Excellent breakfasts, also included. We loved the beautiful gardens with all the bird and reptilian activity. We also loved the sound the mangos made dropping onto the roofs, soooooooo fun! We would definately come back. Thanks all at Diuwak, for making our stay so fabulous.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Diuwak
Address: Across From the ICE Office | Playa Dominical, Dominical, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Diuwak 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel DiuwakDiuwak , from the Bri -Bri indigenous language in Castilian means " People of the Sun " .The Diuwak hotel is an oasis located in Dominical along the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica beach. The hotel is just 50 meters from the beach . The hotel has 36 comfortable rooms , including 5 suites and 6 fully equipped bungalowsThe Diuwak hotel has beautiful gardens and is the only hotel in the area with planters bio creating the perfect atmosphere in the green landscape. As part of the lovely natural landscaping is Tilapia pond surrounded by traditional figures and a small bridge, making it ideal for finding tranquility.Hotel facilities include a magnificent Diuwak pool with night lighting , plus the Tulu Restaurant, the restaurant offers delicious international dishes, the restaurant is known for having the best pizza in the area. The hotel how much a circuit cable television , car rentals , surf lessons , tours and countless options .See you soon at Hotel Diuwak , an experience you deserve. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Diuwak Hotel Dominical
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