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Mavi Surf Hotel

Ballena beach B&B with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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275 m SW & 90 m SE of BCR, Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Best accommodation in Dominical probably

    Jun 20, 2021

  • Love this family.. they truly know what is needed to make you and your family comfy..…

    Feb 15, 2021

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Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 8 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle

Feel at home

  • Sofa bed
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Punta Uvita - 13 mi / 21 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Premium Studio, Pool View

What’s around


  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Punta Uvita - 13 mi / 21 km

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 36 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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275 m SW & 90 m SE of BCR, Ballena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

At a glance


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size twin
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 180 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 2)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 60 (subject to availability)

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts cash, cash, cash, cash and cash.

Also known as

  • Mavi Surf Hotel Dominical
  • Ballena Mavi Surf Hotel Bed & breakfast
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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Mavi Surf Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 60 (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe En Sueno (4-min walk), Del Mar Taco Shop (5-min walk), and El Coco (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 180 per vehicle one-way.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as surfing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nothing to dislike. Wonderful hotel. Could not have been better

    JamesandTrish, 5 night family trip, Jan 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Christmas in Dominical

    Best place to stay in Dominical. Sparkling clean, lots of amenities and extremely friendly owners and staff. The pool is a hidden gem and the location is bugs, short walk to the beach and very secure.

    Karin, 3 night trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing Hotel!

    Friendly owner and great rooms!

    Amir, 1 night trip, Dec 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful place. Awesome service. Delicious breakfast. Close walk to beach and restaurants.

    Craig, 3 night trip, Dec 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Cant say enough great things about this place. Hospitality was amazing, rooms were perfect, included breakfast was delicious, and youre about 100 yds from the beach. Dominical was an amazing town and definitely worth visiting. If we come back here we will definetly be staying here, no question about it.

    1 night romance trip, Nov 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Absolutely wonderful family hotel just a block from the beach. Perfection!

    Betsy, 3 night family trip, Aug 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good hotel in a good location with very good and helpful staff

    James, 1 night family trip, Apr 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mavi Surf Hotel has rave reviews for a good reason! We loved this place. Proprietors Barbara and Max couldn't be more lovely and helpful people. They gave us advice on everything from where to eat to which places were best to visit and at what times. The hotel has an unmatched charm, painted in an array of beautiful colours and with beautiful little ornamental touches. Everything is so pretty and tidy. And even though it's a quick walk to the beach, it's a big plus to have the gorgeous swimming pool right outside your door for quick or long dips. The rooms are spacious and the king size bed is huge! We were two friends traveling together so we opted to also use the pull out sofa, which is basically like a futon. I found it perfectly comfortable but my friend found it a bit firm so you might want to keep this in mind if you are also traveling with a friend and using separate beds. Last but not least, the breakfast just may be one of the best breakfasts I've had anywhere - a delicious big bowl of fresh tropical fruit, scrambled eggs, homemade panckakes, yogurt and an assortment of small cakes. Truly satisfying and a great way to start the day. I'm hoping to return with my family someday. There is so much to do in the Dominical area and we didn't get to all of it this time. Overall, my friend and I couldn't have asked for better in staying at Mavi. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found this wonderful hotel.

    4 night trip with friends, Mar 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous! Best place to stay in Dominical by far. The couple that owns Mavi takes amazing care of the place and their guests. The room was spotless and spacious, the breakfast was very generous and they went out of their way to help each guest with information and arranging tours and transportation. It was a rare gem, highly recommend.

    Brian, 4 night trip, Mar 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A gem in Dominical!

    The MAVI Surf Hotel was a lovely find, and its hosts are the most enjoyable people you are most likely to run into during your travels! We loved our room, the breakfasts, and being able to walk to dinner and to-from the beach so easily. We were paragliding and could land at the beach and carry our gear right back to the hotel - fantastic. There is much to see in Costa Rica, but if you're in the Dominical area this is a wonderful stop!

    James, 6 night romance trip, Feb 10, 2019

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