We stayed in the Monkey Loft room in June 2012. Our stay was wonderful! The staff were all very friendly and attentive. Sandra does a wonderful job.
Our room had two large beds, a kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sink, fridge, table and 4 chairs. Coffee and sugar are provided so you can make your own coffee. There were also dishes, cooking utensils, etc. provided in the room. The hotel provided beach/pool towels as needed. A/C unit in the room worked very well, and cooled down the room quite quickly. There were also two ceiling fans in our room. Our windows opened and all had screens except the bathroom window.
The shower was good - the water was quite warm even if the pressure is less than what we are used to at home.
Breakfast and dinner are served at the restaurant. Breakfast was delicious and very reasonable - $6 for most items. The chef made fresh cinnamon rolls and blueberry muffins while we staying there, and they were AMAZING. We ordered breakfast, then ordered cinnamon rolls to take back to the room for later in the day when we got hungry.
The property was beautiful. You can see the waves crashing on the rocky beach from anywhere on the property. The pool was lovely and refreshing - part of it is in the shade. There are hammocks all across the property to relax in. We saw a ton of iguanas. All the plants were blooming when we were there, and the grounds were perfectly manicured.
You can walk down to the beach here, but the beachline area is quite rocky along here. However, just 1km down the main highway from the hotel is Dominicalito beach, which is very good for surfing or swimming.
Since there are just a few rooms, we really enjoyed the peaceful setting of this hotel. It was very relaxing. I enjoyed the privacy of the location since it is a little south of town (Dominical) away from the other hotels. It gets a wonderful breeze from the ocean, too.
We will definitely stay at this hotel next time we come back to Costa Rica!
Caution: The driveway into the property from the main road is quite steep, and you'll want to make sure no cars are on their way down as you are on your way up.
- 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