Located in the beautiful Playa El Jobo on the Northern coast of Guanacaste, Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica features an expansive palm-studded beach and lush tropical jungles. Dreams Las Mareas boasts a contemporary design with tasteful authentic décor.  Surrounding the resort is a fisherman community and the mountain range of Guanacaste, which offers guests with a variety of exciting tours and excursions. Kids and teens can mingle at our Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone Teens Club, while adults can relax poolside, enjoy a romantic beach dinner or unwind at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia®.


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 6249 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic resort

    We had a group of 16 people and I was very pleased the way the staff treated us I would love to go back We always had the staff smiling and greeting us We definitely would go back The thing I didn’t care for was the 2 hr ride to make it to the resort from the airport The resort itself was beautifully set up and the food was fantastic

    Jan 28, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not for adults looking for a relaxing getaway.

    The staff is friendly and attentive, but the only "adults only" space is inside the Portofino (Italian) restaurant for dinner. Even the Preferred Club areas allow children, so if you're looking for a quiet, relaxing day poolside (without kids) this is not the resort for you. We traveled mid January, during the school year, when kids should have been at a minimum but it made no difference. Parents today turn their kids loose in public places and don't care what the kids do or how obnoxious they are. Without an adults only pool or beach area, this resort is far too expensive and you can cross it off as an option for a relaxing getaway.

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First visit to Costa Rica, and to this hotel, wonderful vacation

    The hotel is about 90 minutes drive from the airport, but so worth it. We used Frank the Tank for private transport. The resort is very lush and surrounded by trees that are home to lots of monkeys and birds. We stayed for 11 nights, it was our first time. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful. Our room was in building 8, 2nd floor with a beautiful tropical view, a big jetted tub on the balcony, very comfortable and easy walking distance to pools and restaurants. We ate at all the restaurants but I think our favorite was the BIstro, a small 10 table restaurant that served French cuisine, it was not open every night so check the schedule. It fills up quickly. We were preferred guests, so we enjoyed the preferred a la carte restaurant for breakfast every day at Portifino, the door to the buffet was open and you could also get items from there as well. We were served every morning with a smile by both Vincey and Santiago. We hung out at the preferred pool every day, again served by Vincy, also Kenneth and Fernanda. You saw the most monkeys in building 5,6,7, we were in Building 8 , saw a few, also raccoons, rabbits, lots of birds and then iguana by the pool. We ate dinner one night at the Naked Indian restaurant down the road, they will pick you up and drive you back to hotel, we enjoyed dinner and they have live music on Friday nights. Food and service were very good! We also did a beaches and sunset ATV tour run by The Naked Indian, very nice and fun. The beach was ok for walking, most days was rough to swim, but water was nice. Most time spent at the pool relaxing, drinking and meeting new friends. Overall the resort is very beautiful and would love to go back. We used Frank The Tank for transport to our next location, then again after for resort to airport, on time, and very good! Highly recommend his services.

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cannot say enough good things

    We had the most amazing time at Dreams Las Mareas. A multi generational family visit and all of us said we will be going back. Service - fantastic, the servers were accommodating and so amazing with the kids Room - we upgraded to « preferred club » so I didn’t pack shampoo/conditioner and my hair was fine throughout! We had ocean view and a little monkey would visit every morning scavenging for food, he would try open doors, so keep them closed. Side note, don’t feed them, as cute as it is they have a meat based diet and they’re dying off due to diabetes and the parents aren’t teaching the young guys to hunt and the babies aren’t living long lives. Maintainance: called twice due to a leak and TV not working, they were there in 15 mins to fix the leak and the TV they were around the corner so came even quicker. Water slide: tons of fun; we spent a good chunk of time there and all ages loved it from 4-43 Ocean: we went during a windy storm and so the snorkeling wasn’t as good as usual but we did see, just from waking along the rocks and staying in shallow water hundreds of fish, sea urchins, octopus ❤️, stingrays, and a puffer fish! We did the sunset kayak at 10/10 recommend… we had the best time, the only down side were the kids were not allowed. They teach you about the waters and the area! I got there at 8 am so I could book 2 double kayaks. We got in no problem. Pool: we managed to get the pool chairs every day, usually around 6 of them. No need to run down early, we stayed at the top pool though by the water slide. Staff: so friendly, accommodating and brilliant. Kids club: my kids had a blast - 4 and 7 years old and they enjoyed it all! The staff were amazing with them. They have nightly entertainment options as well!! Overall just the best trip. We will 100% be returning.

    Jan 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One of many visits

    Exceptional resort! Highly recommend. Employees are over the Top. If considering UVC membership see Stathis Aparicio. Honest, informative. A top class guy! All employees are very friendly and helpful. Service is great, food is delicious. This is our 5th time to this resort. You won’t be sorry!

    Jan 26, 2023
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