Hotel Overview

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is a vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy an escape in a privileged location. Located on an expansive palm-studded beach and surrounded by lush green mountains & jungles on Playa El Jobo in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, guests of all ages enjoy an action–packed vacation featuring watersports, land activities, and swimming pools while sunbathing or laying under a thatched palapa. Continue the fun into the evenings with live nightly entertainment, outdoor bars and lounges, and so much more. Go far beyond the all-inclusive experience with Unlimited-Luxury®, where nearly everything is included.


El Jobo, Guanacaste
Daniel Oduber International Airportvvvv : 47 miles

Property Information

Total rooms: 447


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.
Advisory Christmas hotel cancellation policy (24 Dec 19-31 Dec 19). Cancellations received within 1-28 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total hotel cost.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee – (Leave Resort Fee information if travel is still current.) 

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 4613 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love the resort but beware of tour vendors on beach

    We have stayed all over the world and really loved everything about this Dreams. The answer was always yes to help with food preferences and ALL of the restaurants were excellent with food & service. Edwin in entertainment was absolutely amazing, great English, great complimentary hiking, biking tours. However, You will get handed to a salesperson immediately after getting room keys they offer spa/wine/romantic dinner coupons at VIP desk they want you to do 90min sales seminar the next morning. You will be confused as to what is happening. Anyone you ask through the day for help will try to get you to do the seminar. When you make it to the lower pool and try to go to the beach you WILL BE bombarded with people selling tours, trinkets, massages, etc. every single day every time you go to the beach because it’s public beach within 2 ft of the resort and they make you want to walk the other way and dread when your kid wants to play beach volleyball! We met 3 people at the swim up bar from Houston, they were friendly and told us they wanted to do a fishing charter but it would be cheaper if we went with them. We had a party of 8. They tell us to come talk to a guy on the beach with Alan adventures he explained everything and we booked an ATV tour for our group $70 per ATV & paid deposit on boat. Alan did not attend and we had 4 different guys that we started our tour with. When we got to Rajada beach one guy smoked a joint with the girl from Houston, assumed the other guys did while we played in the water with our kids. The guy driving my 12 year old crashed the other ATV with another 12 yr old on it and as we passed the police station another tour guy driving the ATV with the tourist he smoked weed with hit me at a stop sign extremely hard. I had paid a deposit for another tour with Alan but after these incidents, I asked for my money back and he wouldn’t give it. Advice is please only book with the resort, it’s worth the money & I feel so dumb to have gone with Alan. He wrote a receipt and spelled his email wrong and we told the police around the beach who spoke almost no English and dreams employee Franklin tried so hard to help us translate but they wanted us to come to the station & bring our passports. That was not happening with our 12 yr old. Big mess. But we loved Dreams. Just need everyone to beware of the guy in the photo.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beach scammer read this

    Dreams is an excellent property, we have stayed in dozens of all inclusive properties and I have to say that Dreams is right there with the very best! Staff was awesome, food and amenities are excellent. Our only complaint was that their is a scammer on the public beach that Dreams can not control. His name is Alex. His photo is attached. Dreams explicitly warned us about not using beach tours and we did anyway. We had excellent tours through all the beach guys with the exception of Alex. He is simply out there ripping off tourists. FYI.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First Time In Costa Rica

    My first trip to Costa Rica with family and friends! Hotel Dreams as an amazing place to stay (if you don't mind the 1hr 30min from the airport ). Cleans rooms sprawling grounds. Definitely recommended if you have kids.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful, a little bit of paradise

    Just returned from a week at Dreams. We went with First Choice / TUI. Firstly can I thank Marvin and his team from Tui for being welcoming, well organised and on hands if you needed anything. Then onto the resort. It's superb. The choice of food is great. We ate at the Italian, The Mexican, The Japanese and the Seafood restaurants and all were great. The staff couldn't be more polite and helpful. A special thanks to Seidy around the pool for being so attentive. The room was wonderful, the housekeeping perfect and the resort itself is also perfect. Beautiful pools and a beach just a short stroll away. If you want to take loads of tours and explore the island it's probably not the best choice for you but if you want to stay in a wonderful resort, be spoilt and have a great break then book it. We will return for sure.

    Oct 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The place to go in Costa Rica is the Dreams Las Mareas Resort. My wife and I had a great time! We travel 2-3 times a year and were very pleased with the level of customer service! Best service, food and staff - a great place to have spent my 50th birthday!!! Members Services staff, especially Stathis and Andrés, treated us like royalty and were there for us in without hesitation. The property was beautiful and offered great amenities. We will be back...OMG!!! Pura Vida!!!!! James G

    Oct 15, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519