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Mavi Surf Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.9 / 5Exceptional
60 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Dive and Surf
    9 min walk
  • Airport
    Quepos (XQP)
    36 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Premium Studio, Pool View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
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About this area


Located in Ballena, Mavi Surf Hotel is near the beach. Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Dive and Surf - 9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Parque Reptilandia - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hacienda Baru - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 171 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast.

About this property

Mavi Surf Hotel

3-star bed & breakfast near the beach
An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include concierge services, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. All 8 rooms offer conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, along with free WiFi, free wired Internet, and balconies or patios. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Mavi Surf Hotel offers 8 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations are furnished with twin sofa beds. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The bed & breakfast offers a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This Mediterranean bed & breakfast also offers an outdoor pool, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mavi Surf Hotel is a smoke-free property.
Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Check-in between 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

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.


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 160 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 60 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

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. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Property is also known as

  • Mavi Surf Hotel Dominical
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  • Mavi Surf Hotel Ballena
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Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
  • 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa bed


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Sofa bed


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Safe

Nearby things to do


Where to eat



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Cant say enough great things about this place. Hospitality was amazing, rooms were perfect, included breakfast was delicious, and youre about 100 yds from the beach. Dominical was an amazing town and definitely worth visiting. If we come back here we will definetly be staying here, no question about it.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


Absolutely wonderful family hotel just a block from the beach. Perfection!

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Good hotel in a good location with very good and helpful staff

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Mavi Surf Hotel has rave reviews for a good reason! We loved this place. Proprietors Barbara and Max couldn't be more lovely and helpful people. They gave us advice on everything from where to eat to which places were best to visit and at what times. The hotel has an unmatched charm, painted in an array of beautiful colours and with beautiful little ornamental touches. Everything is so pretty and tidy. And even though it's a quick walk to the beach, it's a big plus to have the gorgeous swimming pool right outside your door for quick or long dips. The rooms are spacious and the king size bed is huge! We were two friends traveling together so we opted to also use the pull out sofa, which is basically like a futon. I found it perfectly comfortable but my friend found it a bit firm so you might want to keep this in mind if you are also traveling with a friend and using separate beds. Last but not least, the breakfast just may be one of the best breakfasts I've had anywhere - a delicious big bowl of fresh tropical fruit, scrambled eggs, homemade panckakes, yogurt and an assortment of small cakes. Truly satisfying and a great way to start the day. I'm hoping to return with my family someday. There is so much to do in the Dominical area and we didn't get to all of it this time. Overall, my friend and I couldn't have asked for better in staying at Mavi. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found this wonderful hotel.

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019

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