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“Our Favorite Place in Costa Rica”
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Costa Paraiso
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
1 review
“Our Favorite Place in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 7 September 2011

After Arenal and Monteverde, we decided to stay on the beach for a few days. Beautiful property, nice rooms with good AC. Pizza & Movie night outdoors was a nice touch. Quiet area that you'll need a car to see in full. What I remember most is the view of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the waves crashing against the large rocks out front. Would go back just for that.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

We loved Costa Paraiso. We stayed here at the start of a 10 day trip and it was a fabulous introduction to Dominical. The managers were very helpful, loaning us boogie boards, giving directions, moving our luggage from one room to the next, recommending beaches for skim boarding and recommending restaurants. We stayed in both Coconut Cove and Pelican Roost, they were both great and we especially appreciated having a kitchen. Pelican was a little more charming, with huge windows and a little more space. Dinner at Costa Paraiso was wonderful and the setting couldn't be more romantic, even with a 10 and 13 year old. :)

I would highly recommend Sushi Dominical (family owned and run and some of the best sushi I have eaten, loved the tuna and mango salad), Don Lulu and Nuacaya Falls, a trip to Marina Ballena.

The grocery on the way down on the main highway in Playa Herradura near Jaco has everything and the grocery in Uvita is also pretty good.

For the money, Costa Paraiso can't be beat!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

My friend and I stayed at the Pelican Suite. The surroundings are beautiful! Sandra gave us a map to the waterfall in Dominicalito and answered all our questions. We enjoyed our stay. - Guy

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

The view, food, and management at Costa Paraiso are excellent! This small hide-away retreat overlooks the Pacific. You can hear the waves crashing on the rocks from the door of any room.

There are a few stretches of beaches to choose from within a long walk/short drive from Costa Paraiso; one is good for surfing and the other provides a more secluded place to sun yourself, run, or just enjoy the Pacific.

Room Tip: The Toucan is the most private with its own deck with an open view of the Pacific.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Costa Paraiso exceeded our expectations. The site is secluded, beautiful and teaming with wildlife. The manager, Sandra, was efficient, helpful and friendly. Our room had all the essentials and was spotless and set in a beautiful jungle landscape. You felt so secluded and relaxed, yet were a short distance to national parks and towns. The resort is set on the ocean. The food was fabulous too. When we return to Costa Rica, we are staying here.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at Costa Paraiso for five nights...wish we could have stayed longer!
This beautiful boutique hotel is just a few minutes drive south of the small town of Dominical and is a MUST stay if you're ever in the area, SERIOUSLY. Out of the five rooms available on the property, we stayed in the Pelican Roost which had a kitchenette, but we also took advantage of Bryce's culinary skills for dinner, YUM! The room was very clean and had AC, YAY! Throughout the property there are several areas to relax, our favorite was the deck above the restaurant (our morning coffee experiences will never be the same), the pool and hammock area follow closely :)
Both Bryce and Sandra were so friendly and helpful, they made us feel like we were staying with old friends! My husband even made friends with the night guard, Luis, who entertained us with elaborate stories about his nights at Costa Paraiso.
Costa Paraiso has everything thing you need; seclusion, ocean views, comfy beds, wonderful staff and is in close proximity to Dominical. We can't wait to return...next time we'll bring the whole family!

Room Tip: Save a little cash and get a room with a kitchenette...but you must budget in a dinner by Bryce, YUM...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Very nice location, right on the pacific ocean. We’ve Spent three nights here. The nearby beach is not advisable, but we’ve visited Marino Ballena NP, this is very close and the beach is great over there. Furthermore we’ve been to Manuel Antonio from here.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Costa Paraiso

Property: Costa Paraiso
Address: 2km South of Dominical | Rocas de Amancio Rd, Dominical 12345, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Dominical
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Dominical
#2 Family Hotel in Dominical
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dominical
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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

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