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“GREAT PLACE! AWESOME ATMOSPHERE!”
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Hotel Diuwak
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
“GREAT PLACE! AWESOME ATMOSPHERE!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We went on our trip to Dominical in mid sept which is their off season so needless to say the hotel or surrounding area was not very busy. I loved the feeling of having the town and hotel pretty much to ourselves. The hotel room was small but had a great authentic Costa Rican vibe! It had a tin roof that made the rain at night sound amazing! It also had warm water in the shower - There was also an outdoor shower that was perfect for rinsing off after surfing. Though the room was small it was one of the nicer places to stay right in Dominical and the staff was great! The front desk staff assisted us with tours and surf board rentals and gave us a great price due to the off season. They also included a free breakfast every morning with the best fried plantains I have ever had! The hotel is also within walking distance to the beach and every shop and restaurant in town. I recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I stayed here with my boyfriend on our romantic getaway for 2 nights. The receptionist was very kind and helpful, the rooms were clean and the pool was fantastic with a nice waterfall!
They have beautiful gardens were you can relax and even do some yoga. Also, the hotel is really close to the beach and bars of dominical.
The only things I didn't like was that we had a hard time to get our A/C to work on the room and the breakfast was a poor buffet with some fruits and bread.
Despite of this everything was perfect during our getaway <3 !

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We went during off season and the hotel was undergoing repairs. Many of the shops and restaurants were closed. It was great that we could rent a car at the hotel, that allowed us to go the Whale tour in Uvite and to Quepos. The on site restaurant has good thin crust pizza, they also will make the typical plate (if you ask). Rooms were clean and nice and it appears the security is good (there had been several break-in's around town while we were in the city.
One of our two rooms had problems with the Air Conditioning (the AC is critical during these hot evenings). You can't swim at the beach, but the beach is close to the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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atlanta
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

I stayed here for 1 night this past summer with 10 college students from CofC in SC, USA and it was pretty nice. We visited the shops and restaurants at the beach nearby during the day. It rained all throughout the night so we didn't venture out much but we rely enjoyed the outdoor pool. We swam all afternoon night and were never bothered by any workers or upset guests. The wi-fi only works for half of the resort which our cabin was not included in unfortunately - but everything else was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Diuwak on my college of charleston study abroad trip to costa rica. This was a very nice hotel right on the beach in a really cool beach town, Dominical. It is a block from the ocean and some good restaurants and shopping. The pool is perfect and there is a bar right next to it. The rooms were clean and had good working air conditioning. I only stayed here for a night but wish I could have for longer because the town of dominical is awesome and laid-back. This is the hotel you want to stay in if traveling to playa dominical!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This past summer I studied abroad in Costa Rica with the College of Charleston. While there, we visited Dominical and stayed at Hotel Diuwak. We enjoyed our stay at Diuwak and felt very comfortable there as well. The hotel is very close to the beach and souvenir shops.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

I went with the College of Charleston Study Abroad Program, and I was not overly impressed with this particular hotel. I wish more of the people would have spoken Spanish, but that can be a positive variable if you only speak English. The food was good, and the women who made it seemed very nice. I did not appreciate the surfing, hippy atmosphere as much as some people would, but the rooms had good air conditioning and the beach was okay. Overall, I came to expect everything to be sensational in Costa Rica, and this did not cut it for me, but it was a good time, nonetheless.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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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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