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Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica

3-star3 stars
275 m SW & 90 m SE of BCR, Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Ballena beach B&B with outdoor pool, bar/lounge
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • The owners are amazing and will make you stay memorable. They go above and beyond and…Jun. 29, 2016
  • The MAVI Surf Hotel was a lovely find, and its hosts are the most enjoyable people you…Feb. 20, 2019
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Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica

from A$190
  • Premium Studio, Pool View

What’s around Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Nauyaca Waterfalls (5.2 km)
  • Punta Uvita (16.1 km)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park (33.8 km)
  • Corcovado National Park Office (100.5 km)

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 28 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 172 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • 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 self parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • 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.

Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica’s small print

Also known as

  • Mavi Surf Hotel Dominical
  • Ballena Mavi Surf Hotel Bed & breakfast
  • Mavi Surf
  • Mavi Surf Hotel
  • Mavi Surf Dominical
  • Mavi Surf
  • MAVI Surf Hotel De Dominical Costa Rica
  • Mavi Surf Hotel Ballena
  • Mavi Surf Ballena
  • Bed & breakfast Mavi Surf Hotel
  • Bed & breakfast Mavi Surf Hotel Ballena


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.

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • This property does not have elevators.

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

    Optional extras

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 60 (subject to availability)

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per vehicle (one-way)

    Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Exceptional 9.8 From 46 reviews

    Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica
    Barb and Max were the most helpful owners of a hotel I have ever had. They served the best continental breakfast (try the unique pancakes, never had any as good). They called taxis and set up tours for us. They keep the entire place spotless, watered each plant, swept the area several times day. Barb had guests kids following her to "HELP" and she took everything thrown at her with a smile. Obviously a couple who love each other and love to make others happy too ! The place to stay for fun, laughter and become a member of their family in a short time they will have returns so much they will be booked solid always. Thank You for the wonderful 9 days in Dominical, we will be back. John and Annette
    john, us8 night romance trip
    Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica
    Awesome stay at Mavi
    Place is designed beautifully and tastefully, love the bathroom, wish I had one like it. Breakfast was sooo good and great coffee! Love the owners and very helpful with places to eat in the area. Sur Rasa is a local restaurant that served such great food with cheap prices that we ended up going 2 nights in a row. This hotel was one of the best!!! One thing I wish could have been better was to get a more in-depth information about the nearby trip to the famous water falls Nayuyaka which was beautiful and worth visiting. After a bus ride there’s about 4 miles walk going up and down in terrible heat, need to bring lots of water to hydrate.
    sun, us2 night romance trip
    Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica
    Exceeded our Expectations!
    Exceeded our expectations. Max, Barbara and the staff at Mavi Hotel were friendly and wonderful. Nicer than the pictures. Would definitely reccomend this hotel.
    Tod, us3 night romance trip
    Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica
    Mavi Surf Haven
    Our hosts made us feel completely at home and relaxed . They have created a beautiful haven with meticulous care and attention to detail . Perfectly clean , perfectly beautiful and perfectly comfortable . We loved our breakfasts of fresh fruit salad , scrambled eggs , pancakes , cheese, ham , yoghurt , jams and coffee . And we enjoyed our little terrace with its hammock , relaxing , reading and playing cards there . Great to cool down in the pool . Air conditioning and a comfy bed , fridge, good shower ... everything we needed .
    Lisa, gbFamily trip
    Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica
    Must stay if in Dominical, Costa Rica
    Excellent 8 room hotel. Owners are at the desk and are awesome. Hotel is four years old, very well done. Pool. Walk to beach. A/C. Breakfast is incredible and included. Clean large rooms with kitchenettes (no stoves), large bathrooms, pullout third sleeping space, water supplied everyday, hammocks, tables on deck. Super clean, great vibe.
    Andre, usRomance trip

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    Mavi Surf Hotel, Dominical, Costa Rica

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