A surfer town not too far off the beaten path, just 44 km south of Quepos, and within an hour’s drive from San Isidro El General city’s center. Dominical is the gateway that opens up to Costa Ballena. With consistent waves served up at the ‘playa’, Dominical has become home to annual surf competitions and attracts many surfers who are coming to cut up the waves in Costa Rica and attempt their try at this awesome break for advanced surfers.

Beach of Dominical Costa RicaAlthough Dominical remains a small town, it offers access to essential services, such as an ATM machine and ICE, where electricity, internet and phone services can be set up. And a definite perk, delivery service from the local grocery store and a few local restaurants is available.

Over this last year Dominical has benefitted from various new businesses opening and this last has helped revive the town. With fresh pavers near the beach and souvenirs lined up between palm trees, it’s everything you imagined a small surf town to be. A definite must visit for any young traveller.

Coast of DominicalWhat Not to Miss

Kayak or SUP in the Mangroves

The Baru river is a major part of Dominical, it’s this river that creates a great surf break year round and is home to many wildlife species. Mangroves themselves also form an intricate part of the ecosystem and connecting with this source is bound to reenergize any paddler that enters its calm waters.

Zipline & get Immersed in Nature

See nature from a bird’s eye view. You will be astounded by the rainforest and its lush canopy. The air freshness and density is something unlike no other. You may spot a sloth or monkeys in the canopy, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

Beach of Dominical