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Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn

No-frills Ballena hotel with bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
S$75

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120 meters from the beach, Ballena, 60504, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
8.4.Very good.
  • Tropical Sands hotel was a nice quiet spot pretty close to the beach. The property is…

    Jun 8, 2021

  • The property was lush and intimate. Like staying in a tree house. Great lay out. Very…

    Nov 24, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 14 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa services

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Playa Dominical - 2 min walk
  • Playa Barú - 26 min walk
  • Playa Dominicalito - 32 min walk
  • PlayaGuápil - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Playa Hatillo - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room, Garden View, Garden Area
  • Classic Cabin, Garden View, Garden Area

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Playa Dominical - 2 min walk
  • Playa Barú - 26 min walk
  • Playa Dominicalito - 32 min walk
  • PlayaGuápil - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Playa Hatillo - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Linda Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Playa Hermosa - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km
  • Matapalo Beach - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 37 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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120 meters from the beach, Ballena, 60504, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 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.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cash deposit: USD 10.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 55.00 per person (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

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 credit cards, debit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Mobile payment options include: PayPal.

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Tropical Sands Dominical Eco Inn 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe En Sueno (4-min walk), Del Mar Taco Shop (4-min walk), and El Coco (5-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 55.00 per person one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like scuba diving and boogie boarding. Enjoy amenities like spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very nice, clean, friendly, peaceful, reasonable, attractive

    9 night business trip, Mar 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Garden area skillfully set up to maximize privacy of rooms as well as set up several group seating areas. Away from the crowd yet easy to walk to the beach and restaurants

    Wanda, 1 night trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A cute beach hotel with garden area, hammocks, and resident cats and dog. This rooms are clean and basic, available with fan or air conditioning, and there is a common fridge for guests to use. Just off the main street, it's close to the beach in Dominical. Bring a flashlight if walking at night because the street lights don't keep the one road well lit. Very walkable to restaurants (Dominical is a small beach town). The staff are helpful with restaurant or activity recommendations, and they will call for transportation or a tour if you request. This was my second time staying at the hotel. We'll be back! :)

    1 night trip with friends, Nov 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We enjoyed our stay at the Eco Inn. We found it convenient for the beach, for walking into town, and it was quiet with nice gardens. I will definitely stay there again if I return to Dominical.

    Nancy, 1 night family trip, Aug 30, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    i was never able to check in... i rang the door bell for 45 minutes, and no one aswered...

    1 night trip with friends, Mar 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beach Vibes

    Perfect little Hotel, just steps away from the beach. Simply Cottage style accomodation surrounded by a backyard full of plants and flowers. Great to chill and relax. There are some hammocks in the garden and places to sit in the green. All you need is within walking distance. Amy and Ken were friendly and hearty hosts.

    Ramona, 1 night trip, Oct 6, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Zwischenstopp am Meer

    Preis- Leistungsverhältnis stimmt bei den Doppelzimmern überhaupt nicht. Zu teuer. Gartenbungalow mit eigenem Gärtchen und Hängematte billiger. Dafür, dass kein Frühstück inkl. ist und kein Pool vorhanden zu teuer. Habe für weniger besseres erhalten während meiner Reise. Anlage insgesamt in die Jahre gekommen. Rezeption war nicht immer besetzt während Öffnungszeiten. Schöne Garten Lage und nah am Meer.

    Natascha, 3 night trip, Mar 17, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Jardin tropical

    Jardin tropical magnifique et coin salon agréable qui favorise la rencontre d,autres voyageurs. Très bien situé, proche de la plage et en face du restau ensuenos Délicieux. Réveil trés matinal avec le coq des voisins

    Thérèse, 5 night trip, Dec 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Les propritaires sont super! Ils vous donneront de très bons conseils. Le café est gratuit le matin et il est excellent. Douche extérieur disponible en revenant de la plage qui à distance de marche! La ville est également à distance de marche. Je vous recommande l’endroit sans hésitation!

    2 night romance trip, Jul 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Plus qu’une étape prévoir un petit séjour

    Accueil chaleureux et dans un français irréprochable. Plein de bons conseils et bonnes adresses. Dommage que nous n’ayons pas pu rester plus longtemps.

    Gilles, 1 night romance trip, Mar 1, 2019

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