Dreams Las Mareas
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- All Inclusive Features
Our local Denver AAA travel counselor found this resort for us. It was a combination bucket list & delayed honeymoon. We couldn't have been more pleased with this resort. Our room was complimentary upgraded from jungle mountain view to garden view. Not only did we have a great view of the pools & entertainment area from our balcony, but a wonderful & romantic view of the Pacific ocean. We were steps away from a variety of all inclusive restaurants. While tipping is not expected, it certainly is a courtesy for the hard working staff ($3-$5). American money is readily accepted. Service was prompt & the bilingual staff was outstanding in all aspects of the resort. One waiter (Adam, in the World cafe) particularly stood out. I would recommend the ocean beach 'romantic dinner' as well (extra cost). There were several local tour companies located at the resort. We took advantage of the Spider Monkey canopy zip line 1/2 day trip. Another fantastic 'bucket list' item. Also, a wonderful but long days tour of the Arenal volcano area. Left at 7am, returned at 9pm. However, this is a 'must see' trip for anyone visiting Costa Rica. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, & enjoy a walk through the rainforest & 11 incredible hanging bridges, while viewing the Arenal volcano. Local animal viewing included a variety of birds, monkeys, sloths, lizards, coatis (coatimundi). If there was any down side to this resort, is its relative isolation in the extreme northwest corner of the country (just a few miles from Nicaragua). After landing in Liberia (closest international airport), expect an additional 60-90 minute shuttle ride to the resort. Also, expect to be offered, "free" tour or spa discounts for a 90 minute offer for future visits to this & other properties. Not a time share, but vacation club type program. The true test of any resort destination is would one return? In the case of Dreams, Las Mareas, Costa Rica, it's a definite YES!! Pure Veda.
We've stayed at many all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and throughout the Caribbean. This one is probably the most beautiful and definitely the newest we've stayed at--about 2.5 years old. Clearly an acrchitect and landscape designer were given a lot of latitude in designing this place. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. However, the layout of the grounds is a bit challenging to navigate. The meandering--and beautiful--swimming pools carve up the property in ways that make it challenging to get from one place to another, but you figure it out after a day or two. Food was very good. The service was good. Not as good as Mexico, but much better than many others have reported. This is more of a pool resort than a beach resort. The public beach is nice, but not as inviting as some others we've been to. However, the pools are execeptionally good--and warm enough to actually use, unlike some in Mexico. I think the pools may be fresh water as we never smelled or felt chlorine. One weird thing was the shower drain. We were in the 700 buildling (go for at least the second floor to reduce the number of critters and improve the view; the swim-up rooms don't seem to be worth much). At least on the second floor, four rooms all shared one shower drain and none apparently had traps in them, because whenever anyone else in the other rooms was showering we could hear the water gurgling--loudly--in the drains. We could also communicate via the drains, as we discovered since all four of us in our group had rooms together in a row. It was annoying, but not overly so. Strange, though, that it would be constructed that way. One other challenge is the distance from the airport. It is 1.5 hours or so. Fortunately the road was recently paved, but it's still rather bumpy, compared to roads we're used to in the US. It is a long ways from many of the places people like to visit, so for a 4- or 5-day trip, expect to make only one or at most 2 excursions, as they turn into all-day events. We did one all-day visit to Sensoria. But relaxing at the resort was our main goal. All in all, a wonderful place that we will go back to. Seek out Jimmie for your drinks at the upper pool and look for Kristel as part of the Entertainment team--she's the best.
great family vacation! rooms were excellent, very clean and timely to be made up each day. room had a bar fridge with pop, beer and water replenished each day. buffet restaurant was top notch! a different theme each night (Mexican, Italian,Azian) with many choices including a pasta bar, stone oven pizza, salad bar and fresh fruit for lunch and dinner. breakfast had everything you could want - omelette station, eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, beans and rice; fresh fruit asb well as a smoothie bar.pools were very clean - have to get up early if you want a chair at the 'lower' pool. by 6:30 most chairs were reserved. hint - if a towel is rolled up on the chair it is open, if a towel is unfolded or there is a book or something else on the chair, it is taken. no bad spot at the pools. water slide is great fun! service around the pool was sometimes hit and miss, good when they were around - frequent enough for us.highly recommend the Italian restaurant we went twice. friendly kind staff from the front desk to the gardeners to the guys at the pool, waiters and chefs - everyone is there to make your vacation the best it can be for you.
Couldn't of asked for a better time, Diego Rodrigiez and Luiz Quesado went above and beyond to make sure our stay was up to our standards. Cheers boys, will definitely be recommending you. I'll definitely be going back, your treated like family...
We have visited several A.M. Resorts and Dream Las Mareas Costa Rica is another example of one of the finest all inclusive resorts. Food was fabulous with excellent choices - served beautifully. Servers were taking trays of food around to those around the pools in the afternoon. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like we were "special guests". All staff are not only trained to be accommodating to everyone, they generally have a warm and friendly attitude. Every morning we walked across the road from the hotel and saw monkeys everyday except one. Truly a unique experience for us. We didn't do an excursion because of the distance to travel but don't let that deter you from traveling to this resort. It is lovely and we enjoyed our stay from start to finish. Deanna served us several times. She was so sweet and provided excellent service. Felix checked us in and we saw him throughout the resort from time to time. He always took a moment to chat. There were so many excellent staff, we couldn't possibly name them all. Thank you for everything!
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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- 3 Meals daily, plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- 24hr Room service
- 24 hour restaurant option
- Complimentary wi-fi and international calling with Unlimited Connectivity
- Explorer's Kids Club (3-12yrs)
- Core Zone Teens Club (13-17yrs)
- Daily activities
- Non-motorized water sports
- Evening entertainment
- Upgrade to the Preferred Club room categories and receive the following:
- Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service
- Private Preferred Club Lounge and private beach area
- Preferred status and amenities
- Plush bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu
- Daily continental breakfast service in the lounge
- Afternoon hot and cold hors d'oeuvres; exquisite desserts & fine liquors in the lounge
- Complimentary newspaper in room every day
- Complimentary internet access in suite and computer access in Preferred Club Lounge
- Upgraded mini-bar service
- Upgraded bath amenities
- 447 rooms
- 6 Restaurants
- 3 Bars
- 2 Pools
- Water Slide
- Fitness Centre
- Medical Services (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Conference facilities (fee)
- Business Centre
- Laundry service (fee)
- Beauty Salon (fee)
- Water Sports (fee)
- 1 King or 2 Double Beds
- Hair dryer
- Direct dial telephone
- Iron & Ironing board
- Balcony or Terrace
- Coffee/tea maker
- Concierge Service
- Cable TV
- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Alarm clock with MP3 docking station
- 24-hour room service
- Electronic safety deposit box
- Twice a day maid service
- Maximum Occupancy 4
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Dreams Las MareasLiberia,Costa Rica
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