Just off the coastal highway and fronts onto the ocean with beautiful gardens. Bars and eateries of Dominical are a 5 minute drive. We had the Pelican cabin which is plenty big enough for a family of four and liveable for five with the extra bed we had requested in advance. Make no mistake this is a classy spot by Costa Rican (or any other) standards and you will probably love the setting and ambience - we certainly did. Unfortunately my rating of only Average is due to the 'quirky' service. The first evening we were assured (twice) the restaurant would be open, to find when we showed up at 8pm that they had taken what seemed to be an on-the-fly decision to close it for the evening. Another guest we spoke to, who had managed to eat there the previous evening, said the pizzas were big in size but even bigger in price and not good value. Unfortunately we also failed to get breakfast as they don't do it on Mondays. When we checked out, they tried to charge us extra for the fifth bed despite having quoted and taken our deposit on that basis when we pre-booked. When we stood firm they accepted it only with ill grace. A shame not be be able to give the Costa Paraiso a better rating, it's a lovely property, but the management really need to rethink their attitude a bit.
- 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