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“So many wonderful things to say...don't know where to start!”
Review of Costa Paraiso

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Costa Paraiso
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Dominical
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 March 2014

For the past three years, my husband and I have chosen Costa Paraiso as our “our home away from home” when vacationing in Costa Rica. The reasons that we continually return to Costa Paraiso are abundant. The breathtaking oceanfront location, immaculate tropical grounds, comfortable and spacious cabanas, outstanding personalized service and Por Que No? restaurant and its exceptional dining experience are just a few reasons.

Location: Absolutely paradise. Private cabanas blend perfectly into the lush natural landscape. My favorite cabana is the Toucan Nest. Dominical is a casual relaxed destination where everyone, whether a local or a visitor, are wonderfully warm and friendly.

Outstanding Staff Service: Sandra, the Hotel Manager has a welcoming smile and greets each guest as a special friend. Sandra can help with everything from airport transportation, car rental, adventure/excursion information, where the best surfing is and anything else she possibly can. No request is too large or small for the Staff at Costa Paraiso. Bravo Sandra and we miss you!

Dining: Por Que No? Restaurant: Our only choice for a sumptuous breakfast, lunch or dinner. Chef Shelby does an amazing job creating new and exciting ways of tempting your taste buds. His fish dishes are my favorite! The smoothies are fantastic and my favorite breakfast is the Costa Paraiso breakfast sandwich. Yum~

I hope that our frequent visits to Costa Paraiso speak volumes about the wonderful experiences and the wonderful friends that we have made over the years. Pura Vida!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you for such an encompassing review. It is such a great feeling to have repeat customers who love this place as much as we do!

Looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights of a 3 weeks tour of Costa Rica with 7 destinations.
There are places you stay where you enjoy a day or two, if i could, ive give this place a long week or two at the very least....Maybe a month!
We stayed in the Toucans Nest. It was a really lovely room with a veiw across the garden and down to the ocean. The room was spotless, the bed really comfy and it was very private. We slept both nights with the doors open and the sounds of the ocean. Lovely.
The short walk to the beach is easy and you can walk a very long way on a lovely and wild beach. The sunsets are incredible, we watched the sunset down on the rocks and then walked back up for the fabulous dinners served here.Happy times :)
The food (as mentioned in a seperate review) is marvellous! and we sat one morning eating the amazing french toast watching a kingfisher working hard for his breakfast! There were lots of birds arround the property as well as the biggest iguana i have every seen, it was bogger than both my dogs!!
The staff were super freindly, helpful and kind, even when we returned late from a day tour and had to vacate our room really quickly!
Of all the places we stayed in CR this one is on our return list, the area is just so beautiful and the hotel is perfectly place for chilling out in and soaking it up.

Room Tip: Toucans nest - book ahead as this room is soooo lovely!!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank lovetoholiday11
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CPManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thanks for filling out the review. It was great to have you here.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our first trip to Costa Rica was last week, we stayed here for 3 nights. The room was the Toucan room and it was very spacious and clean. The room has a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker and water for drinking. The deck looked out over the pacific ocean and we enjoyed hanging out in the hammock. Sandra was so nice and helpful, even when my glasses broke, she gave me directions to the eye dr in San Isidro, tho I was able to fix them with some tape! The food was so yummy, the smoothies were delish! Beautiful gardens and view of the sunset over the water.
Close enough to the national parks in the area, just a short drive away.
We truly enjoyed our stay at Costa Paraiso, hope to go back again someday!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback is very helpful.

Hope to see you again down here in Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We had a great stay at Costa Paraiso, traveling with friends who had stayed there 2 years ago and liked it enough to return! The Dolphin room was great - lots of space, nice kitchen, and very clean. The pool is a nice way too cool down, the rocking chairs on the front porch a great place to relax. The owners and staff are very friendly and the restaurant servers great food. The owner was very helpful when we were looking for some great craft beer we had tried while at the restaurant. Thanks again!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Beth_Amy_K
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback as it helps our other customers as they research our hotel.

Glad you liked our craft beer!

Shelby, Jo & Sandra

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Costa Paraiso is a perfectly laid out small resort. It has nicely appointed large rooms with high ceilings and comfortable porches with great views. The entire staff is very friendly and attentive. A very refreshing pool with ocean views and most likely the best restaurant in Dominical make it hard to beat. I also give high marks to the roller coaster steep driveway leading down to the resort! :-)

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Edward D
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thanks very much for the review.

Your humour about our drive way (quite steep) into the hotel was greatly appreciated. Our version of adventure tourism, haha.

Hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

The bungalow style hotel has a very nice atmosphere and we were greeted with an incredible staff, buildings were well maintained, with beautiful gardens and sunset views.

My daughter forgot two teddy bears at the hotel room, which were promptly shipped to our home in the US ---- nice touch! Thank you!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
Thank James K
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your recommendations and kind words.

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Stayed for 4 nights in the Coconut Room, the last week in January. Since we were 2 couples traveling together, our friends stayed in the adjoining Monkey Room. What a wonderful experience we had. Our room was very spacious, had a full size refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, and large bottled water on the counter. I was happy that the shower had plenty of warm/hot water without having the typical suicide shower system still found in some hotels. The room was kept impeccably clean by a smiling, friendly cleaning staff as were the gardens by a gardener who would stop to chat with my husband because of his fascination with his traveling guitar. Loved the breakfast (especially the French Toast) at their restaurant where we ate every morning. At night we dined at their upper level patio where the sight and sounds of crashing waves will not be forgotten. The hotel and restaurant staff made our stay all the more enjoyable. When in or around Dominical, consider yourself lucky to be able to vacation at Hotel Costa Paraiso.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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CPManagement, Public Relations Manager at Costa Paraiso, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you very much for filling out the review. Your kind words about our staff will be passed on...they work very hard, so we really appreciate it.

Glad you liked our new showers. We had them put in all our rooms a few months ago.

Hope to see you again.

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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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