Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort, Spa & Casino, Dominican Republic Review

Updated: Sep 28

The Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort was previously known as the IFA Villas Bavaro Resort and Spa, which was recently totally upgraded into a a sprawling five-star resort with new buildings, rooms, pools and restaurants. Essentially, it is a totally new resort with little, if anything, left over from the previous resort.

The Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort Spa & Casino is a hotel located at Playa Bavaro, in the Dominican Republic. The beach with its white sand and turquoise water, the island's tropical climate which is warm all year round, and the abundance of lush greenery all come together to create a truly unique spot and a real treat for the senses.

The resort is large for the Dominican, and is spread over more than 100,000 m2 and boasting many green areas and 7 freshwater swimming pools. One of these is the popular infinity pool, which has two levels - one at the height of the hotel and the other connected to the beach itself, thus linking the beach and hotel.

The hotel also has an adults only area with futons, hammocks and balinese beds, allowing guests to completely unwind during their stay with us.

The Children's Pool & Waterpark

The Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort also stands out thanks to its impressive all-inclusive range of culinary options, which cater for all tastes. In addition to two large buffets which offer international, national and regional cuisine, guests can also take their pick from Mexican, Mediterranean or Asian food, or head to the Steak House, a typical Italian trattoria or an American Grill. Also not to be forgotten are the hotel's two beach clubs, the lobby bar and its four pool bars.

Quiet Area & Accommodation Pathways

Fun and entertainment are guaranteed at this spectacular Caribbean resort thanks to its outstanding range of sports activities, such as scuba diving, windsurf, sailing and water skiing. The entertainment team organizes various group competitions, games and activities.

Children also have their own entertainment program put together by the Panchi World kids’ club.

With over 215,000 sq ft, The Boulevard is the area’s best place for shopping and entertainment: An impressive casino of 11,000 sq ft, wellness center, discotheque, bowling alleys, kids and teens facilities on 11,000 sq ft, shops of the most exclusive brands and numerous restaurants are only few of the leisure options offered by this hotel in the heart of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.


There are a variety of rooms available at this resort from junior suites to ocean front to pool swim up rooms. All of the rooms are modern, clean and brand new with beach and tropical decorations allowing for relaxing nights or relaxing late mornings. There is also a quiet area for guests who want to enjoy the resort but require a more peaceful rest.

Clean, Brand New & Beautiful Five-Star Rooms

Restaurants and Bars

There are a variety of restaurants and bars throughout the property, allowing for one to enjoy a great deal of food and drink which is all inclusive to this resort.

Coralino Bar Relax and enjoy the varied drinks prepared by fantastically professional bar staff, from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. in the heart of the hotel.

Unique Beach Bar In the Bar, located within our Beach Club, guests can enjoy exclusive and tempting cocktails while sunbathing in our comfortable deck chairs with a stunning view over the Caribbean Sea.

La Perla Adults Only Located in the exclusive adults- only area of the hotel, at La Perla you can enjoy superb drinks in quiet surroundings. Perfect for a relaxing vacation in Punta Cana.

All Lobbies are new with easy access to food and drink

The Valley American Food Try genuine flavors of American cuisine. Its schedule from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. invites food lovers to enjoy the delicious hamburgers and meat dishes. Perfect for picky eaters!

Góndola Traditional Italian cuisine, fused with latest culinary trends. This cozy á la carte restaurant, offers very tasty pasta dishes, pizzas, focaccias, bruschetta, antipasti and risottos for dinner.

Inari The amazing Inari is the perfect choice for Asian food lovers to have a pleasant dinner by enjoying the flavor of the most representative Asian dishes: Noodles, teriyakis, teppanyakis, makis, sushi and much more.

El Charro

Popular Mexican cuisine, including dishes like tacos and enchiladas with the famous and spicy “mole” sauces, guarantee you a dinner full of flavors and sensations.

El Asador With its excellent raw materials and the pleasant atmosphere, at the Steakhouse you can enjoy the best meat dishes with exquisite sides.

Mareas This restaurant offers the best of Mediterranean cuisine with a hint of innovation and creativity. Its varied dishes are carefully prepared in different culinary styles.

Buffet Atlantico The Atlántico is one of the hotel’s main restaurants. Its buffet guarantees a wide and different range of dishes, as well as five themed evenings every week that will turn your dinner into a very special experience. Drinks are served at the table.

Buffet Caribe The Caribe Buffet will surprise you with its weekly changing variety of dishes. This buffet restaurant invites you to five differently themed evenings: Have an Asian, Italian, local, international and Mediterranean dinner. Drinks are served at the table.

Timón Bar At Timon Bar you can enjoy superb drinks in quiet surroundings. Perfect for a relaxing vacation in Punta Cana.

La Boheme Restaurant in "The Boulevard" that offers the best and most popular dishes of the French cuisine. Please note that the restaurant is not included in the all-inclusive package.


If you want to keep on walking or do not want to spend much time in eating, “Yolo” is the place where tasty fast food like hamburgers, salads, burritos or tacos can be enjoyed. Located in "The Boulevard"

Sport Bar A wide selection of national and international beer types in "The Boulevard"and guaranteed broadcasting of the major global sporting events on widescreen TVs.

Bavaro Coffee Coffee & specialities shop in "The Boulevard", where authentic coffee flavor and delicious pastries can be enjoyed. Forget Starbucks! This place has the best coffees, lattes and cappuccinos in the world!

Baco Wine Bar The best wines from different regions like North and South America or Europe, can be tasted and purchased at the “Baco” in "The Boulevard". A special delivery service to the restaurants is offered if the guest wishes to dine with an exclusive wine.


Ice cream parlor in "The Boulevard" with a variety of refreshing flavors.

English Pub Find a wide selection of national and international beer types at the English pub in "The Boulevard". Smoker friendly.

The English Pub

Teatro Bar Our Teatro Bar has a menu of refreshing beverages for enjoying them before, during and after every show.

Tequila Bar Enjoy the best tequilas and other well-known drinks at our Tequila Bar, inside the the restaurant El Charro.

Chía Disco At Disco Chía, located inside “The Boulevard”, you can savor the best drinks at the bar and enjoy a great Caribbean night out with your companions.

Amazing Chia Disco & Bar!


This a large, brand new resort with a lot to offer from exciting beach activities to nightly entertainment. As the new resort was expanded and built bigger a lot of the green space that once grew around the older resort was lost. The beach that was covered in amazing palms has been taken over by buildings. Don't get me wrong, it is still very beautiful but they should have planned to keep more green spaces leading to beach.

The beach is absolutely spectacular and will not disappoint you. The rooms are quiet and the resort of filled with lovely people eager to help you or encourage you to try new exciting adventures. The restaurants, however, left a little to be desired and we hope that by the time you are reading this, they have worked out all the kinks. You must remember, this is a brand-new resort!

There is a lot to do in Punta Cana and this is an excellent resort to unwind and enjoy the best of the Caribbean.

Overall Experiences: 91%

Room 5/5

Maid Service 5/5

Beach 5/5

Pool 4/5

Grounds 4/5

Food 4/5

Drinks 5/5

Friendliness of Staff 5/5

Activities & Amenities 4/5

To get the best price go to Booking.com and reserve this hotel.

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