Dominical , Costa Rica

A short 10 minute drive south of our development, on the beautiful Costanera Highway, you will find the booming (or quiet, depending on what time of year you visit) town of Dominical.

tucked in by the Baru river to the north, and the mighty Pacific ocean to the west.

Dominical is projected by many to be Costa Rica’s next hot spot. It retains characteristics similar to its more developed neighbor, Manuel Antonio (about 45 minutes north) but without the hustle and bustle. There is a plethora of waterfalls stemming from the Barú River and an impressive amount of tours (for such a small town). Networks of twisty, steep, and confusing roads are tangled throughout the mountainside showing off gorgeous views and hiding secret gems.

Playa Dominical Empty at Sunset
Playa Dominical, Costa Rica

Dominical is one of very few beaches in the south that has full time lifeguards. Be thankful, they are the because the rip tide is responsible for many saves throught out the year. This beach is not for the novice!
Dominical LifeGuard Shack..

The town itself is a small triangle shape that sits directly on the pacific coast to its west, and the mighty Baru River to its north. Although the main street just a couple hundred yards long, one can find pretty much anything they are looking for. Supermarkets, “Sodas”, American style dining, Surf Shops, Local Art, and even an AMAZING Ice cream shop. The strip of street along the beach is a place where you can buy things from local artists and vendors. Come here in the summer season( dec-april), and it can be busy at times. Come during the green season (may-nov) and retains its quiet fishing village feel. Either way, it never gets as busy as visiting places in Mexico, or even the north of Costa Rica.
Dominical, Costa RIca
Dominical, Costa Rica

The surf really gets pumping in the rainy season months, with wave heights averaging 6′ to overhead on a daily basis. Some have said it is one of the most consistent surf breaks in the world.

If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, quiet beaches, ultimate privacy and most importantly EPIC surf, you’re in the right place—but enjoy it before the rest of the world finds out!

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