Hotel Overview

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!
Complimentary upgrade to nonstop transfers.

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to U.S. and Canada, Free WiFi throughout the resort and more.

Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Complimentary with a 7 night stay in the minimum required room category (restrictions apply). See

Honeymoon: Receive the Dreams Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary. This honeymoon package is complimentary when you book the required room category or higher for a minimum of 7 nights. (restrictions apply*)

Family: Two kids 3-12 stay Free with two paying adults during select dates.

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!

*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Dreams Wedding in Paradise Package. Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in.


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 4794 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing trip to Costa Rica

    My husband's work sent us to Costa Rica on a rewards trip, so we were at Dreams with about 350 people, which made the trip very easy! The hotel is about an hour and a half from the Liberia airport, with the last half hour on a very windy and bumpy road, make sure to bring Dramamine of you get motion sickness! We had a bus to bring us to the hotel, not sure what transportation is like of you go on your own! The hotel is very isolated, so we planned two day trips to offset our four pool days. There are several tour companies with representatives on site to help you book tours. We did a day trip to Nicaragua with TAM Costs Rica, which was amazing, as well as an eco tour with ziplining, horseback riding and a hot springs. We loved the food, especially the Seaside Grill steakhouse and the Japanese restaurant. For the specialty dinner places, get there by 6:30 to avoid a long wait! The buffet was awesome for lunch and dinner, so much fresh fruit and amazing options. Loved the friendly staff at the restaurants and pools. The downsides were how crowded the pool area got. People would reserve pool chairs at 6 am and then not go down until 11. Most of the time we reserved chairs around 8 am and then had breakfast before settling in the pool area into around noon. Overall we enjoyed our trip, especially the gelato at the coffee shop!

    Jan 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A Beautiful Resort

    We were with a group of 10 people. Checked in January 3rd. There were a few rooms with incorrect number of beds, kings that should have been two doubles. Took two days to resolve that issue. Resort is beautiful. Food was average. Nighttime Entertainment definitely needs work. Lots of wildlife roaming around. We had Mountain View rooms and it was cool to watch the monkeys climb around. Rooms were well maintained. Despite leaving $5 tips daily for housekeeping, we were not left enough washcloths or hand towels a few days, so I just stopped tipping the last two days. Beds were comfortable, and we did not hear any outside noise in our rooms. Bathroom situation was not too bad. The curtain is not see through, and we took turns sitting on the balcony while the other one used toilet/shower. Got a great massage on the beach for $55. Buffett food was basically the same thing day after day, with two or three items changed up. By day 7 everyone in our group was longing for something different. But overall it was a very enjoyable stay, and we would recommend Dreams Resort.

    Jan 18, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Poor Service

    If you have any problems it takes the staff hours to address them. Very disappointed in lack of speed. Resort is pretty and isolated but if you want the remoteness it is a good place to stay. Nice for families as there is activities for children and also private places for adults only.

    Jan 17, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful family resort

    We had a wonderful time at this resort. The employees were friendly and helpful. The food was very good. We had access to the Preferred Club which was very nice and the staff there was excellent. We enjoyed hiking, biking and fishing. We enjoyed seeing all of the animals at the resort, especially the monkeys. The snorkeling wasn't great. The beach is public, so there are folks selling jewelry, excursions, etc. which was bothersome at times. Bring your bug spray to ward off the no-see-ums. Overall, we had a great time and would go back to this resort.

    Jan 17, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Resort, Wonderful. UVC, Not Recommended

    The Resort is wonderful. Each and every staff member from Maintenance to Ana at Baracuda Bar went over-and-above. My sister is a Member of the UVC for approx 5 years. This was our 2nd Trip all together. We booked through UVC and during this process in June 2019 we were asked about special requestst etc... we put in a few..none were provided once we got on-site. [For example, recent hip replacement so mid-point room location was needed but we couldn't have been placed farther check-in we were basically told 'too bad, we're full'] Anyway, this trip we had planned to buy into our own Membership. Wanted to hear presentation, negotiate a Level, Price, same as everyone does; then pay for bulk cost of it rather than getting into a lengthy payment schedule and all that. We didn't fit into the mold of the 'requirements necessary', were told one thing, turned out to be another. The more we inquired during appointment, the worse we were treated and spoken to. [Again, we made it clear we were there to buy]. Maybe it's just this Team at this location, I don't know. The agressiveness and how we were spoken to wasn't good representation and it sort of overshadowed the rest of our time there. We were disappointed to say the least. While Dreams Las Mareas is beautiful complex and location, we cannot under any circumstances recommend the UVC. Book through a good Travel Agent.

    Jan 17, 2020

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 Frequently Asked Questions), 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 A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319