4.0
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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica – All Inclusive in Salinas Bay, you’ll be close to Bolanos Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 447 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and minibars. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 7 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. This resort has 4 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica – All Inclusive
Playa El Jobo
Salinas Bay, Costa Rica

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 4306 Reviews
Never break something!!!
Reviewed 12 hours ago

Hi,

Firts of all I would like to say I have nothing to say about the quality of the hotel, neither on the food. But for my terrible experience at your hotel, I didn’t have the choice but to rate it 1 star...

I came to your hotel from April 20th to April 27th. It was my third time in Costa Rica but my first time and also my last stay to the Dreams Hotel.

I will explain you my story. I came out of the Disco on a Tuesday night and I shut the door a little bit too rudely. The top pane of the door broke. It was an accident and I swear nothing was intentional!

The next morning around 10h30, I went to the lobby to deal with the situation. I am a well intentioned person and I am wiling to pay for the reparation. Even if it was an accident, I am the person who caused it, so I am wiling to pay for my mistake. Still on Tuesday morning, I mentioned to the person in the lobby that I was wiling to assume the cost of the reparation. The person told me that for the moment, it was difficult to say how much it would cost because the reparation was not done yet. They told me that they would recontact me when the reparation would be done so they can charge me the exact amount of money (the person insisted on the fact that the hotel didn’t want me to pay excessively, so that’s why they preferred to wait to tell me the exact price). On my way back to eat my breakfast (around 11h00 in the morning), I passed in front of the door and nothing was repaired yet. When I finished my breakfast around 11h40 in the morning, I passed in front of the door and the pane was repaired. At that moment, I assumed that the price of the reparation wouldn’t be too expensive because it only took a maximum of 40 minutes to repair it.

The Thursday after the reparation, I went back to the lobby to pay the bill. And guess what, this little pane has been charged 1108$ CAD (800$ USD)!!!!!!! Do you think this cost is legit? Do you think that it is reasonable to pay a pane that price? I think not!!!!! Specially that the employee mentioned me that the hotel prefered to wait for the exact price of the reparation to be sure that they wouldn’t charge me too much… I had the chance to discuss with a lot of people on the resort about that situation and all of them thought that the price of the bill was completely exaggerated. But after that, I made my research and I even contacted 2 different businesses in Costa Rica : I showed them pictures and they told me the cost of a pane like that would be a maximum of 50$ USD!!! So can you explain me how you arrived at a 16 times the price ??? Not even closed to the right price.... You are real thieves to charge 16th times the price of a reparation to one of your customer!!!!!!!

I wrote this review because customers need to know that if you break something at your hotel, you will be charge EXCESSIVELY!!!!!!! For this reason, I do not recommend this hotel and I give the rate of 1 star.

You can see pictures before and after the reparation and judge by yourself about the price of the dommages…….

Thanks
Félix

Family VACA
Reviewed 21 hours ago

Absolutely loved our stay here. Beautiful resort in a beautiful country. The resort is very clean spacious. Not overly loud with plenty of space for everyone. We really enjoyed all of the restaurants. The food was exceptionally good. The only disappointment was the Italian. You would think that since this is supposed to be the elite restaurant that requires dressing up and reservations that the service would be outstanding and the food out of this world. Neither was the case. Service very slow and food was mediocre at best. The staff at the resort is probably the shining star. Everyone was more than helpful and friendly.

We would really like to recognize two of the staff for their outstanding service. Sergio and Marabelle. Both in the lower pool area. Sergio the pool concierge was exceptionally helpful friendly and attentive. Marabelle was working one of the bar areas and was absolutely outstanding. Her friendly smile and great bartending skills were a plus. Loved them both.

Good stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a good time a the resort. We were welcomed when we arrived with fresh juice and a cold towel, but were put off a bit by being pressured to meet with a representative trying to sell us a "not a time share" timeshare. Based on previous reviews, we chose to take the coupons (never used them) and forego the offered 90 minute sales pitch that was to be scheduled the next AM. The service was excellent, and the grounds and facility beautiful and extremely well kept. We were especially impressed with the enthusiasm and humor of of Sheia, our young guide on the nature walks and pool volleyball. Shela also staffs other activities including water aerobics.
There was a wide selection of food at the World Cafe buffet but found the atmosphere and presentation at the other restaurants was better. We were warned off of the Mexican restaurant, as some other guests advised us it was quite bland. No other complaints about the food other than the hamburgers served at the Barefoot Grill and Seaside cafe were obviously pre-frozen patties and not very good. Service, including room service was excellent.
The excursion to Nicaragua complete with a visit to two volcanoes, lunch in a colonial era hotel in Grenada, and a boat ride on Lake Nicaragua was a good experience, with the exception of the "hand made" pottery and other goods that locals sold that were obviously mass produced.
The one drawback of this resort is that you are really too far from anything to have time to spend having an authentic "on your own" experience of local culture as there are no major population centers nearby. Be prepared for long bus rides for the excursions.
My wife enjoyed the evening shows featuring resort dancers, I have to confess I'm not a big fan of dance routines but the fire show was impressive and the dancers were pretty good. Don't expect Bob Fosse.
There was some confusion over our check-out, in that we could not get the "official" transportation, Destination Travels to respond to our emails to confirm. With the help of the concierge we were able to get it set up. All in all, I would rate this experience a B+. If we return we will probably chose a travel experience on the Caribbean side next time for the rain forest experience (this side is dry and desert-like) and to be able to access local markets and culture.

Nice Pool and Views from the Room, Awful Restaurant and Swim-up Bar Service
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our only all-inclusive resort experience before this one was at an adults-only boutique resort, so our expectations were high. We came to Dreams Las Mareas for a wedding (party size 20 people). Twice, the group tried to do group dinners, and, twice, the resort was unable to accommodate, sitting us in two parties of ten and taking our orders and serving our food at very different times.

Pros:
* The food at Portofino, Oceana, and the grilled meat restaurant connected to Oceana was quite good.
* The view from the ocean-side balcony was great.
* The sunsets from the lower pool were beautiful.
* The fresh coconuts were refreshing.
* The water aerobics, beach volleyball, and poolside salsa classes were fun.

Cons:
* The resort is awful at accommodating dinner for large parties. The only flawless dinner we had was when we had a party of 2.
* It felt impossible to get a drink at the swim-up bar (speed of service is a problem pretty much everywhere in the resort).
* The drinks were inconsistently made: I fell in love with the Bay Breeze at one bar only to order it and receive wildly different drinks at two other bars.
* We received a coupon for spa services, but they couldn't be used for any of the daily specials.

Amazing wedding venue
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing place to have a destination wedding. Family and friends totally enjoyed the venues and the entire wedding experience. Would highly recommend this resort to anyone planning a destination wedding.