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Situated on the quiet Northern coast of Guanacaste in the up-and-coming El Jobo Beach and located only 60 minutes from Liberia International Airport, the secluded tropical vista of Dreams Las Mareas Resort & Spa allows you to admire and explore the turquoise Pacific Ocean, white sand beaches, and lush mountains and jungles. Guests of all ages will find something to enjoy, with a world of options available with Unlimited-Luxury®, where everything is included.

Pamper yourself at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, where a soothing atmosphere of pure indulgence combines hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments, creating a rejuvenating, invigorating, and tranquil experience. Enjoy a wide variety of beach, land, and water activities throughout the day, from snorkeling and surfing to sailing and volleyball. Kids will enjoy a fully supervised activities program at the Explorer's Club, and teens will enjoy daily activities and nightly entertainment at the Core Zone Teens Club.

Six internationally themed restaurants and four bars provide delectable gourmet dining options. Try Himitsu for an authentic Asian culinary experience, or Oceana for fresh seafood. Enjoy the best authentic Mexican cuisine at El Patio, Italian at Portofino, grilled specialties at Seaside Grill, and international cuisine buffet-style at World Cafe. No reservations, wristbands, or coupons are ever required!

Location

El Jobo, Guanacaste
Daniel Oduber International Airportvvvv : 47 miles

Property Information

Total rooms: 447

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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.

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 7169 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Left a lot to be desired

    This is going to be a lengthy review, as I want to make sure I cover everything about our trip. We came to Dreams from April 1-7 for our daughter's wedding. this was our first experience with an all inclusive resort. However, we have done cruises in the past. Let me start off by saying that my daughter did her research and picked this place. Her actual wedding day was everything she wanted it to be. Everything she had always envisioned. For that, I am very grateful. Her wedding coordinator, Caroly, was fantastic. Now, on to the rest of the trip. The rooms are okay. They aren't lavish, even with the preferred package, but are nice enough. We chose a room with an ocean view, so we were put in building 2 on the top floor. We did have a good view of the ocean, although our building was a little far back. The grounds are kept very nice and are beautiful. The pools are nice, and there are many to choose from, however there are a lot of leaves and such in them and very little seating for as crowded as it gets on the weekend. You definetly need to get down there early to snag a chair! Upon the third day of our stay, we entered our room to find two double beds. One of either side of our bed. Weird because we never ordered them. Due to us keeping our two grandchildren one night so the newly weds could enjoy some alone time, we had planned on them staying with us one of the nights, the very next night, so it happened to work out great and we kept them in our room. Towards the end of our stay, we came to find out that those beds were meant for our neighbors...ooops! They ended up coming and removing them. On our forth day of our stay, we left our room early to head down to the beach to get our massages from Angie Zapata (do yourself a huge favor and look her up, she is phenomenal and does them right on the beach!). It was raining so we decided to wait until the rain stopped. We headed back to our room and found 2 men in our room who said they were from "security" and they were taking pictures of our things in our room!! My husband and I were livid! They spoke no english, so had to interprete via google translate. They said they were from security and were in people's rooms making sure that they had all of their valuables put away in the safe! Mind you, all of our valuables were in our safe. I had some costume jewelry on the dresser and a pair of headphones out. But to be taking pictures of our things was an issue for us. Now, onto the food experience. My hubby and I are foodies. We hail from Louisville, KY and we are a foodie city. we gave the food a 4/10, at best. Like I mentioned earlier, we have been on cruises where it's all inclusive and the food was remarkable. The only great experience we had was the Hibachi grill. It was wonderful. But, go hungry, as they will not give you a box for leftovers! We had a terrible experience at the Italian restaurant. This is where my daughter chose to have our group dinner on the night of the wedding rehersal. Big mistake. We had to wait almost 2 hours for our pre planned meal, and they knew we were coming. While there were 30 of us, we had reservations and my daughter pre picked the meal along with some vegetarian options. TWO HOURS. And the food was lacking in quality. Lasagna, about a 4x4 square piece is what we waited for. Mind you, it was 100 degrees that day and we were seated outside, because no children are allowed inside the restaurant. The mexican restaurant was not good, either. Again, in this restaurant, we waited an hour to be served. I ordered the beef tenderloin with green sauce and took 2 bites of it, as it was cooked too death. The three milk cake was tasty. The world cafe is buffet style and they have a little of everything there. We gave it a 7/10. Nothing was unforgettably delicious, but was a bit average. Room service was hit or miss. Breakfast is better than dinner for sure, as I suspect it's because of the time of day. The shrimp omelet is very good for breakfast and the tomato cream soup is good for dinner. Thats about all I care to mention. The best food experience honestly was the small buffet table they have set up in the back of the preferred lobby where you check in. Inside is a preferred bar (the drinks are hit or miss, depending on the bartender) and a small set up of food in the back. For preferred members only. We had a lot of fun with the monkeys on the property. They are so cute and very friendly and if you're lucky, you will get many visits from them. The beach itself is not what I would consider a beautiful beach. It is a small stretch of ocean and even though temps were near 100 everyday we were there, the water was very cold. We spent most of our time in the pool. There is a good little grill down by the swim up bar pool that has good hot dogs, burgers and grilled chicken ceasar salads. All in all, we give our stay 3 stars, as we expected a bit more luxury for the thousands of dollars we spent. Oh, and be aware that the travel time to and from the airport is right under two hours, so plan accordingly.

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wedding/ Family Vacation - few feedback

    We had an incredible wedding at Dreams - We had 35 people including teens and children. A shout out to Connie at the Tortuga bar,Terry who the kids loved more than anything and our wedding planner Andrea, who was amazing! We booked our wedding 2 years in advance with a company called destiny that does "flex booking" the hotel sold out 1 year before the wedding and as you can imagine most people hadn't booked yet. As rooms starting opening up they were thousands of dollars a night. We also learned that only 10% of the amount of the total amount of our guests were allowed to the wedding if they stayed off the property- that part was a nightmare. We were suppose to get a $450 credit for having more than 10 rooms, but since we weren't able to book all the rooms through destiny because of the limitations on rooms this hasn't been honored yet- we had more than 10 rooms for the wedding party though. Andrea did help me get 1 family that stayed off property to the wedding and I was so grateful The wedding was unreal, we spent whole lot of money on our wedding. The decor and details were amazing. The only part of the wedding that seemed a bit unorganized was the cocktail hour. The appetizers weren't good (except the chicken) and we weren't quite sure when to move to the next venue so were were all a little confused. But Once we were at the reception, the food was excellent! The venue, decor, music and fire show were just amazing! It was beautiful and perfect! I would do it all over again! We also had a welcome party the evening before that was a lot of fun and beautiful and I would do again! The Sunday brunch with the wedding I would skip paying for because you just get seating all together at the buffet. Not really worth the money We had the best room, swim out pool on the beach.... amazing amazing amazing! on the down side is they had events there and one night they had a wedding with a DJ until 10:30-11pm It was terrible- felt like it was in our room. There was another event there until 9 one night which was lovely because we went on the porch and enjoyed it and it ended at a reasonable hour- just a heads up. We did the hike with Terry- It was amazing! But its not a stroll bring plenty of water and sunscreen up and make sure you understand it is a hike! The grounds were beautiful and the food was decent we were happy! We did have 8 people from the wedding get violently ill, but maybe a virus going around not sure it had anything to with the resort. I give it A

    Apr 10, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our 6th visit and we can not wait to return for our 7th…

    This place is a dream, it just gets better and better each time we visit, the staff are so kind and helpful, they honestly make you feel so welcome. Each time we visit we meet old friends and make new friends with staff and other guests. The atmosphere around the whole resort is relaxed and super friendly. On this visit we did not take any excursions however, we did enjoy the sunset hike arranged by the hotel, it was about 90 mins depending on the speed of your group. “Tip” wear good shoes, not flip flops as it can get steep, stoney and slippery. The views are beautiful. We also did some Tequila tasting around the adults only pool (Preferred) which was very interesting hosted by Bryan, who is very knowledgeable and always good fun. The sunset kayaking is also a favourite of ours, again arranged by the hotel with a guide. Top Tip: take your phone as guests take the most amazing photos of each other in the kayak with the sunset behind them. The Yoga on the beach in the mornings (9.00am) is also hotel run however, it is normally by a hotel guest who is fully trained and a nice start to the day. If you are a Preferred guest there is a small beach bar (by the kayak hut) that gives out coconuts in the morning, we used to drink a bit of the coconut water then ask for a little coconut rum to be added. Our room was on the 7th floor and we had monkey’s visit us most morning on our balcony plus an amazing view of the whole resort including the beach with sunsets. All the staff are amazing but my wife and I would especially like to mention a few staff that were so special to us, they are: Felix for making our whole stay so exemplary, Louis for making sure we had everything we needed and more, Kenith for checking that everything was perfect, Kaylor (Swifty) for looking after us, Bryan for giving us a First Class Tequila tasting experience, Edgar for making us such delicious cocktails and our really enjoyable morning chats, plus hardworking staff like Sadie, Fernanda, Jocelyn & Rosa. The resort gardeners keep the grounds in prestine condition, there are plenty of pools to choose from plus sun loungers available all times of the day. The lower pool has a swim up bar and view of the beach. We are dreaming of our next stay already… Thank you Dreams

    Apr 09, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic Group Experience

    I sent a group to Dreams Las Mareas. This has been planned for a year. The staff that made it all come together were amazing! Thank you to Celeste Chaves event coordinator and. She hit a home run with the group Bon Fire dinner and Cocktail party for 140 people! Everyone was blown away! Also. Miguel in the concierge department was amazing helping with all our clients needs. My clients said the staff was beyond helpful and friendly, the resort was beautiful and food was fantastic. Already have groups for next year! Highly recommend!

    Apr 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing landscape and relaxing hotel

    We were very impressive with the facilities. They were very good and well kept in Dreams style. Lots of pools spread out in different locations with lots and lots of beautiful vegetation that provided shade and a calming mood. The beach was extremely clean, which was surprising from what you get used to from other countries. Water was calm but on the chilly side. Food was very good. Great place to relax, but it is on the far side if you want to be going out every day to do some of the ecotourism activities.

    Apr 07, 2024

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