Just got back from Costa Paraiso in Dominical and missing it already. Wanted to leave a positive review to help other travelers and also show our appreciation to our hosts for making our stay so enjoyable. Sandra particularly went out of her way to help us with booking trips and also liaising with our surfing school. The chef, Bryce makes some of the best food we've had anywhere.
Agree with other reviews about beautiful setting and immaculately maintained gardens.
Our room (the dolphin lodge) was spacious for 2 of us and equipped with excellent AC. No phone or TV, but then we came here to escape those. Well equipped kitchen with full-size fridge, stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Also nice to have a safe for our valuables, as well as a friendly night-time security guard keeping an eye on the place.
The rooms are fairly close to the highway so you will hear some road noise from occasional large trucks but they tend to blend in with the crashing of the breakers. Also given the tropical setting insects, frogs, etc. are pretty loud. We were so exhausted from surfing and day-trips that we slept like logs anyway.
Note location is a couple of KM from Dominical so it's better to have a car. Also getting 4WD will save you worrying if you'll make the steep driveway. Would recommend this also generally as some 'roads' can be pretty hairy. Also Sat-Nav saved us from hours of frustration especially in San-Jose area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa Paraiso is an oceanside boutique hotel located near Dominical on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, you will find several hideaways to relax along with a refreshing swimming pool. The onsite restaurant Por Que No serves delicious Tican-fusion dishes along with a Chef's Daily Special.On the beach, the hotel backs onto the north entrance to Playa Dominicalito. Only a 5 minute drive to Dominical, you have access to all the adventure tourism the region has to offer...surfing, kayaking, scuba, stand up paddleboards, canyoning, ziplining, atv, horseback riding and yoga. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Costa Paraiso Dominical
- Costa Paraiso Hotel Dominical
- Costa Paraiso Costa Rica/Dominical