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Beach nearby, beach massages
Beach nearby, beach massages
Beach nearby, beach massages
Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Guest reviews

4.4 out of 5 Excellent
258 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationCentro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca18 min walk
Popular LocationParque Reptilandia18 min walk
Popular LocationCosta Rica Dive and Surf20 min walk
AirportQuepos (XQP)38 min drive

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    About this area

    Ballena

    Located in Ballena, Villas Rio Mar is in a rural area and on a river. Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Marino Ballena National Park and Nauyaca Waterfalls. Kayaking and snorkeling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and ziplining nearby. Our guests love the hotel's quiet location.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca - 18 min walk
    • Parque Reptilandia - 18 min walk
    • Costa Rica Dive and Surf - 20 min walk
    • Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding - 20 min walk
    • Playa Dominical - 66 min drive

    Getting around

    • AirportQuepos (XQP) - 38 min drive

    Restaurants

    • El Rancho – Pool-view restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily, happy hour available. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Villas Rio Mar

    A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a swim-up bar, and an outdoor tennis court are onsite. All 48 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Furnished patios, room service, and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
    Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

    Social distancing

    Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    Social distancing measures in place

    Safety measures

    Personal protective equipment worn by staff
    Temperature checks given to staff
    Temperature checks available for guests
    Masks and gloves available
    Hand sanitizer provided
    Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    • Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Billiards/pool table
    • Children's pool
    • Fitness center
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mini golf
    • Outdoor pool
    • Outdoor tennis court
    • Playground

    Family friendly

    • Children's pool
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mini golf
    • Outdoor pool
    • Playground
    • Refrigerator

    Conveniences

    • Front-desk safe
    • No elevators

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tennis lessons
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room
    • Computer station
    • Conference center (947 square feet of space)

    Outdoors

    • Garden
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Terrace

    Spa

    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage - on the beach
    • Massage - sports
    • Reflexology

    Accessibility

    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

    More

    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in lobby

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Ceiling fan
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Linens

    Bathroom

    • Free toiletries
    • Shower
    • Towels

    Entertainment

    • Cable channels
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Pay movies

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor space

    • Furnished patio

    More

    • Separate sitting area

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in from 3 PM - 10 PM
    Late check-in subject to availability
    Minimum check-in age - 18

    Check-out

    Check-out before noon

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
    To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
    If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
    Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
    24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
    Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk

    Pets

    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Kids stay free! Up to 4 children stay free when using existing bedding
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available
    Free cribs (infant beds)

    Property payment types

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 33600 per person (one-way)
    • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 0 (one-way), (up to 4 years old)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards

    We should mention

    This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    4.4
    Excellent
    258 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    142
    4 - Good
    92
    3 - Okay
    19
    2 - Poor
    2
    1 - Terrible
    3

    4.5/5

    Cleanliness

    4.5/5

    Staff & service

    4.5/5

    Amenities

    4.3/5

    Property conditions & facilities

    4/5 Good

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

    3/5 Okay

    Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2020

    4/5 Good

    Traveled with group
    Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Loved the property, the pool is a good size the staff were acvommodating and the restaurznt was great. I would definitely return.
    Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2020

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