Dreams Las Mareas
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
We had to change are anniversary plans last minute and shorten our time away due to a hurricane. We were supposed to go to another country but when a hurricane hit we decided to go back to Costa Rica where we were married. We chose Dreams Preferred Club. Since we booked last minute due to change in our plans due to weather, we asked if we could upgrade our room at arrival. The young lady who checked us in sent us to view a master suite room. We liked it and wanted to do the upgrade. But, when we got back literally 5 minutes later she stated she gave the room away to other guests. Why did she send us to view a room that she was going to immediately give away?!?! She didn't warn us that if we didn't accept it before viewing it that she'd give it away. She admitted it was her error due to flawed communication but stated she had no other master suite rooms for us. This is unbelievable since the resort is nearly empty. The place is huge and it is no way near capacity. We literally booked it 2 days before our arrival. Check-in process was very slow. We expected prompter service as preferred guests. We arrived around 2p and she stated our room wouldn't be ready until 3p which is their check-in time. Then, for reasons unknown 3p turned into around 3:25p. It is a VERY LONG RIDE FROM THE AIRPORT and we just wanted our room and a shower. The place was mostly empty, so I don't know why our room wasn't ready. Not sure what benefit the preferred club is because the snacks are meh. They are doing a lot of construction by the restaurants. We asked for directions to the buffet and three employees gave us wrong directions or didn't know. We were told the buffet closed at 4p but were turned away before then. We've been to Costa Rica numerous times and have stayed at Riu, El Mangrove, Westin, Four Seasons & Los Suenos Marriot. We love Costa Rica but would never come here again. It's too far from the airport and there are so many superior options closer. The employee who gave our room away admitted her error and offered us a cabana and champagne to try to make up for it which is why they get 2 stars instead of 1. I appreciate that she admitted her wrong, but what we wanted is the room she gave away (or similar) and she couldn't make that happen. Again, the place is dead so I don't know why she couldn't or wouldn't accommodate us. We will reschedule our anniversary at a later date because this resort has left a bad memory.
The drive is challenging and I'm glad we rented a car so we didn't arrive ill had we come by bus. The setting of this resort is spectacular and if they can attract the right staff, it will likely become a huge success! The service was so disappointing that I struggled to overcome other challenges. Everything revolves around their main bar and coffee bar. These bars at other Dreams offer far more entertainment, fun and selection. The daily activities was just WRONG. The dirnk of the day included coconut rum, the DIDN'T have any coconut rum. The breakfast on Sunday was to include El Patio, Oceanside and World Cafe...El Patio was just open as extra space for World Cafe. They showed us a big screen for football games....which they put on for us, but didn't offer beverages or food in either the Desire where we watched Sunday afternoon game, nor Big Screen where we watched evening game.. If I asked "habla english?" they would respond "no" and keep walking in lieu of trying to assist. Room service only one night because the only place we could dine in beach attire on Saturday night was in show room...and they delivered wrong food. They set up a bar at the end of the resort near beach but didn't have anyone tending it...about 2pm, we opted to serve ourselves. They were upset, which I truly understand, but why go to the trouble of putting all the beer/wine/whiskey and mixers out there if you're not going to tend that bar? We tipped around the resort but I don't think people are driven by serivce? Fofo...the gentlemen who does the aerobics and was the emcee for the show...HE GET"s IT and made me remember I was at a resort in my Unlimited Vacation program. Roberto was the BEST waiter they had and we enjoyed him at various restaurants. Outside of those two persons, we struggled to get drinks...we mostly went to the bar in the center that is marketed as swim up bar but IT IS NOT!!!...and if you got out and stood, they told us to move as it was for the waiters around the pool.... Long/short, the resort area is beautiful, secluded but gorgeous and they will have to recruit staff from other properties to train and instill the all inclusive vibe or this property won't remain in this group of properties.
First time in Costa Rica and this resort has been amazing. The restaurants are excellent and great variety. The staff are all friendly and speak excellent English. There are several excursions that cost extra but well worth the money to see the country and wildlife. I highly recommend!
This place really is a dream come true.The food, service , rooms and pools are top notch. Everything you can think of in a all inclusive resort dreams las mares has is it. The only downfall is if you looking to get in the beach I don’t recommend it!A little rocky and dirty. The sand not well kept . A lot of dogs begging for food and vendors. The beach was only good for kayaking, boat rides and pictures
This resort was beautiful with the friendliest of staff! So many activities available and the pools were outstanding! Drink/food service and quality was incredible. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
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
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa El Jobo, El Jobo Costa Rica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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