Dreams Las Mareas
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Our family vacation to Dreams was a great time. It's hard to complain when you are in Costa Rica. With that said there are positives and negatives about the resort. Pros: Great pools, awesome activity directors (they are all super fun and get you involved in the days activities), and the beach is beautiful. There are numerous restaurants to choose from for lunch and dinner (buffet or 1 other for breakfast). The food overall is delicious. My favorite was the Japanese main restaurant (they have Hibachi tables too, which is a different meal/menu). The resort is only two years old and everything is well kept and clean. The rooms are comfortable and clean. I took advantage of the black Friday Spa discount and got a couple massage with my girlfriend. The spa is beautiful and massages were great. They also have a separate pool and relaxation area that you can take advantage of if you need to get away from everyone for a little. Gym is normal for a resort. You can get in a good workout with what they have available, but takes a little creativity if you like using weight training. Cons: The water pressure in the showers are poor. Sometimes the maids forgot to leave new towels, but this was rare (1 time out of 7 nights). The night life is next to nothing since the resort is about 1.5-2 hours away from anything (pro or con depending if you want to be secluded, we tend to be a bit more adventurous and like to leave the resorts). Overall, I would recommend for people who want to relax and enjoy the resort and it's amenities. It is perfect for all inclusiveness and seclusion. I would not recommend for people who are adventurous and enjoy seeing the country and venturing off. Since the resort is so far from everything it's near impossible to take advantage of the all inclusive and still see what Costa Rica is all about.
The resort is in a beautiful location. The beach is great especially for those who want to play in the water. A variety of pools and lots of carved out spots to sun, read and relax. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this resort.
Love the place.. Love the beach !!The food wads amazing ( Asian food was surprisingly great & Porto Fino is amazing)I like the beach.. It's quite & lots of sea shell too !!!!!It's not big place so you don't need to have any r
Amazing resort in the middle of an oasis of peace and relax. Very modern facilities, plenty of options to eat and spacious rooms. Remote location: although is a long trip to arrive, it's well worth the effort!!
There's a lot of reviews that cover the layout, rooms, restaurants, etc but these are a few things that stood out for us.Some of the better things include...We stayed in a preferred club room which gave us access to a special lounge that served drinks and food in addition to all the other restaurants and bars on the grounds.The Asian restaurant was very good with impeccable service. Once it was obvious we would tip for service the room service and housekeeping went from hit or miss to outstanding. The (swim out) room was nice enough and the mattress was the best I've ever slept on at any resort. There are enough pools and loungers that it never seemed too crowded. The wi-fi signal was very good in the room and lobby but tended to weaken rapidly as you got any distance away. No signal at all at the pools.The service at both pool bars (and the pool grill) was really great. The service at the upper complex bar not so much.The not so good included...It seemed like every chair in the place had a seat that was lower than I've ever experienced. Not really comfortable. The swim out pool at the room we used was accumulating twigs, leaves, mulch, etc more each day and it wasn't netted or cleaned until our last day. It was also getting noticeably cloudier until the second to the last day when they dosed it. We ended up not using it.The grounds are navigated using paver paths through the lawns and landscaping. Unfortunately that is how the golf carts the staff uses for everything from moving ice and food to towel transport and room service has to get around also. You are constantly dodging these carts especially in the evenings. These paths are also poorly lit. I don't know why but we packed a couple of really good penlights and they came in very handy.This beach is in a pretty remote location. The other couples with us went on a waterfall/zip line tour and stated they were on a bus (with no water/pop/beer) time wise more than at the actual activities.We're not seasoned all-inclusive travelers so this may be normal but the food seemed kind of bland with the exception of the Asian restaurant. Since it's so far away from everything else we couldn't "go to town" so to speak to get any real local meals to compare.The resort has no control over the next part but the transport bus from the airport was cramped and the driver's helper was like an emcee or host and never stopped talking. Trying to sell tours and such in a very load voice. I really dislike that sort of thing when I can't get away from it. Thankfully the return trip back to the airport was much more comfortable.I've seen this mentioned in other reviews but it's really ridiculous how shallow the room sink(s) are. Maybe four inches from the bottom of the faucet to the sink basin. Also another review stated the showerhead (which is about nine feet up and had zero pressure) was the only way to wash your hair. In our room there was a button you could push or pull to direct the water to a handheld wand that was much easier to use. The button was REALLY hard to move though. My wife couldn't move it at all.After all that I'd like to mention the staff at the preferred club lobby/lounge. Two employees really stand out here. Darling Guzman and Ledin Flores were the most helpful sources of information that we met. They were courteous, knowledgeable, patient, and professional in their actions and interactions with the guests. I can't say enough good things about the both of them. If you run into them please tell them the "Ivan from Chicago says buenos dias!"
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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
Resort Location Map
Dreams Las MareasLiberia,Costa Rica
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