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Starting at $140 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights

Developed by a surfer for surfers, the Mavi Surf Hotel is in the heart of Dominical de Osa and right in the center of some of the country’s best surf locales. When you stay here, you can wake up and hit the surf, come back for a brief yoga sesh and then go out and explore all the wonders that Costa Rica has to offer.


Family spot at Mavi Surf Hotel
Family spot at Mavi Surf Hotel

Located in the lively beach town of Dominical de Osa, Mavi Surf Hotel was created by surfers for surfers. The surrounding beaches are renowned for their waves, which is precisely why the hotel’s founders placed the structure right where it stands today. The hotel is just a paddle’s distance away from one of the best surf spots in the country, and is a short driver away from “easier spots” that the novice surfer may enjoy.

Mavi Surf Hotel was founded by a man named Max who was tired of the grueling nine to five and just wanted to spend more and better time with his wife and two kids. After falling in love with surfing on a trip to Bali, he and wife, Barbara, packed up their two kids (Margherita and Viola, or MAVI) and moved them to Costa Rica. There, he created a place where friends and family can relax, enjoy each other’s company and marvel over all the glorious nature Costa Rica has to offer.

The hotel is environmentally friendly, and its owners strive to maintain as much as the natural surroundings as possible. With just eight rooms spread across two buildings and four floors, guests enjoy privacy and solitude that they would be unable to obtain at many other larger resorts.

Within its walls, the resort features a good sized swimming pool with a section dedicated for children, a sunny lawn on which patrons can lounge and a tropical bar. The hotel also boasts a coffee shop/café so that guests can get their morning jolt before hitting the waves.

After a grueling surf session or after a long day at one of the nearby adventure parks, schedule a yoga session with an on-site instructor. The instructor gives classes for beginners, intermediate and expert yogis alike. After just a single session, you’ll feel more focused, have better confidence and experience more energy, perfect for your next beach or rainforest adventure.

Being in the heart of Dominical de Osa, Mavi Surf Hotel is just kilometers away from exciting tour opportunities. Book a snorkeling trip at Marino Ballena National Park, or get a workout during a Stand Up Paddleboard adventure. If you’re a thrill seeker, check out the whitewater rafting tours or give water repelling a try. Though secluded and small, Mavi Surf Hotel has great adventures in store, both onsite and off.

Key Features

Amazing pool at Mavi Surf Hotel
Amazing pool at Mavi Surf Hotel
  • Hotel created by surfers for surfers.
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Equipment available
  • Surf lessons
  • Close to Beach
Starting at $140 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Beach
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Smoke Free Rooms


Clean room at Mavi Surf Hotel
Clean room at Mavi Surf Hotel

The rooms at Mavi Surf Hotel are more like spacious studios than they are hotel rooms. Each suite is spacious and designed to make guests feel as if they are at home away from home. The rooms have multiple windows to allow in as much of the tropical sunshine as possible.

All rooms include their own private terrace, each of which come complete with a dining table, four chairs, a surf rack and a hammock. Each terrace faces is surrounded by ample vegetation so as to ensure complete privacy.

All rooms at Mavi Surf Hotel are furnished with one king size bed, two bed side tables, a full-size sofa bed and a cedar wood closet. They sleep two to four guests. Guests get their own private bathrooms with a full shower. The rooms have kitchenettes, ideal for visitors who prefer to make their own meals rather than eat out every night. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, tea and coffee maker, cutlery and glasses.

Each room has an A/C unit, ceiling fans, a safety box and WiFi. Rooms are cleaned daily, and towels and linens changed every third day. If you prefer daily changing, you can request it at check in.

All rooms are decorated in a way that reminds guests that they’re in the great country of Costa Rica. Local art adorns the walls, and bamboo and other tropical elements are scattered from kitchen to living room to bathroom. All rooms are non-smoking.

Starting at $140 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 3 Nights


Surfing – With so many world famous surf spots, you cannot stay at the Mavi Surf Hotel without busting out your moves or even just giving the sport a try. If you’re not a surfer, no problem. Lessons are available from instructors throughout the city.

Nauyaca Waterfalls – These falls are one of the region’s main attractions, and not just for their scenic beauty. Guests can swim, climb, jump or even ride horseback while visiting.

National Parks – Marino Ballena National Park, Corcovado National Park, Chirripò National Park and Manuel Antonio National Park are all within driving distance of this small gem.

Yoga – Stretch your muscles and clear you mind with a quick yoga sesh before you hit the surf.

Adventure Tours – Diving, snorkeling, canyoning, ATV riding, zip lining and more…Costa Rica is known for its plethora of outdoor adventure activities. You cannot leave until you try at least two!

Punta Uvita Whale Tail – The Uvita Whale Tail is one oddity you don’t want to miss. The Whale Tail is a giant rock and sand formation that looks like a whale tail and that juts out into the Pacific. What makes it odd is that it’s completely natural.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
White Water Kayaking
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $140 (USD) / night
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Costa Ballena Map
Costa Ballena Map
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