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“Just like home in another country!”
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Costa Paraiso
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Clean, comfortable, safe, and trusting place to stay. Have stayed at several places in Costa Rica this place makes the top of my list. Food is amazing for breakfast lunch and dinner but still would suggest eating in the towns around you so you can experience the local tastes. The rooms are amazing with all you need and very clean. I will be there again soon!! Thanks you thank you for the awesome time and making our trip so great

  • Stayed: August 2013
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our hotel. You captured the essence of our cozy dogs very well in your picture...thanks! It was great to have you stay with us and hope to see you down here again soon.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Costa Paraiso is fantastic. My crew of four, mid-twenties travelers stayed in one of the cabanas in May 2012. The location is wonderful and the staff is amazing. The young woman who works at the reception (unfortunately I can't remember her name) makes you feel right at home.The food is also delicious. Our favorite items to order were the smoothies and stuffed french toast made from homemade bread in the morning and the Red Snapper for dinner. We stayed at 3 hotels while in CR; one near Arenal, one in Manuel Antonio and finally ended our trip at Costa Paraiso. Costa Paraiso was by far our favorite hotel. The only downside is that there is not a sandy beach in front of the hotel and the staff recommends that guests stay off the rocks for safety reasons. The hotel makes up for the lack of a beach though with a great pool that overlooks the water and the hammocks all around the property. The hotel is affordable, beautiful and small enough to make you feel right at home.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Molly D
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CPManagement, General Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013

Thank you for the great review, We are happy that you had a great time and good memories of this beautiful area and make Costa Paraiso your home in Costa Rica, the rocks are part of the dramatic scene out site the hotel, once you apreciate the beatiful passage that opens at Dominicalito beach you can walk not much longer then 10 minutes and you will find few areas where is possible swim, thank you for stay with us!!! Welcome home anytime!

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

My family and I were looking for a simple place where we could reside for the night. With its central location between Dominical and Uvita, we we able to venture out and explore all that the area had to offer. When we came across Costa Paraiso we were a little misled by the very steep driveway and narrow gate that led us to the parking lot. But just as soon as we had checked in to the Monkey Room, we were pleased with their genuine hospitality. After checking in we decided to grab some dinner, and were pleasantly surprised by their diverse menu. There were so many delicious, yet healthy choices. After dinner, we all laid down in the most invitingly comfortable beds. We had just enough time to talk about how happy we were with what we had ordered for dinner before we were passed out. Even our four-legged furry companion was very cozy in this air-conditioned "paradise." In the morning we were surprised to see that our room looked over the beach. The location was just perfect enough for us to saunter down to the beach and take a nice long walk, complete with frisbee time before breakfast. We were able to happily tell the bilingual hosts at reception that we would be so delighted as to stay another two nights. We didn't even bother to look at other places because we were just so comfortable here. Our next two nights were just as good as the first, if not better(: We will most definitely recommend this place to friends and will certainly stay here next time in Dominical.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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CPManagement, General Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

We are very happy that you had a great time and have good memories of our beautiful area, beaches and the ‘happy friendship of the four-legged’. Thank you for staying with us. You are very welcome here anytime!

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Paraiso - is well named. Coming from the rainforest in Drake Bay this little gem was a welcome slice of heaven. Great views, cool staff, good food with grounds and location to die for! Uncrowded, safe, and clean. Great price for what you get in location, life and rest. Nice proximity to options and a little surf village that creates a chill vibe you can't fake. We looked around after we got here and know we made a great decision coming here. Just hope with a positive review they will give us a priority for a room next time we come through as we know this gem will be packed way too often! Loved it.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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CPManagement, General Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2013

Thank you for the great review, awesome that you had a great time with us in our little paradise. We hope to see you next time hopefully for a little longer. You are absolutely welcome here and we will hold a standing reservation for you.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We had 12 people in our party and Sandra and Shelby made our stay awesome. Costa Paraiso was our first stop of a 12 day trip in Costa Rica. I have to say that it was the best. Sandra you were SO awesome and loving. I felt like I was at home. We were very fortunate because Shelby had recently arrived and the food was wonderful. In fact we ended up staying at the resort for dinner instead of going into town because of his wonderful cooking. We had 6 teenagers in our group and they loved the food and the resort. I have traveled alot and Costa Paraiso was by far one of the best places that I have ever stayed in. Oh before I forget, Shelby I lost the email address so if you would email me so I can send you the recipe.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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CPManagement, General Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Thanks so much for your great review. I really appreciate all your awesome assistance as tec-support! It was really nice to meet you and your beautiful family, as well.

We look forward to seeing you next time for longer and hope you have great memories of our beautiful country! Cheers.

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Our stay at the Costa Paraiso was our favorite part of our eight day trip to Costa Rica. The Pelican Room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was small with no counter space, and is the only reason why we did not give the hotel the best rating. However; every thing else was great, with a wonderful view, beautiful grounds, and the food was the best that we had while we were in Costa Rica. Complements your new chef.

If we can ever return to CR, we will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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CPManagement, General Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2013

Thanks very much for your positive feedback; we do continue to review our facilities and details in the room, definitely! We welcome our new chef Shelby, totally a new experience for the restaurant Por Que No? We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Costa Paraiso is a hidden gem in the small pacific town of Dominical. The gravel drive to the parking lot had me wondering if we had made a misstep in our planning. However, As soon as we entered the office we were greeted so warmly by Sandra. The 3 dogs and one cat who help run the office set this stay off on the right tone. The landscaping and scenery of this property had us walking around immediately upon arrival. The cabin we stayed in was very nice. The floor plan was perfect and the amenities (kitchenette) made our stay convenient and comfortable. The beach area was very rough with large rocks and huge waves and I did not feel comfortable letting my children in the water. We did hear from the locals that the sea was rougher than normal. This hotel has gone above and beyond in the care of so many plush and beautiful tropical plants. The chef and all of the food we tried was great. The variety of foods on the menu made even our pickiest eaters happy. The pool overlooks the ocean and the variety of places to relax in a hammock is priceless. You will not want to miss the nearby waterfall Poza Azul. Just a short distance from the hotel and a very profound "local" experience. This hotel will be a very positive memory for our family.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank PamM441
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CPManagement, General Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2013

Thank you for the great review- thank you for your loving compliment to our family-team, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and the new and positive changes at Por Que No? restaurant, Shelby became a good complement to our family-team. We hope to see you next time soon!
P.D: Our friend from the beach, came back few days ago, We find a new location for her.

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Additional Information about 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: £75 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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