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Holiday Destination: Dominical

Dominical is a beach front town in the province of Dominical in Costa Rica approximately 45 km south of Quepos. It is famous for large, year's round waves and is well known by most surfers in Costa Rica. The town began as a small fishing village but has since grown into a tourist destination, most notably for surfers. On the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica is one of the country's most beautiful uncut gems, Dominical. From its turquoise green water to its fiery red and gold sunsets, the natural beauty of the area is second to none. The town sits on the Pacific ocean bordered to the north by the Rio Baru, on the east by three thousand foot high mountains and to the south by dark, coffee brown, beaches and coves. Dominical can be found while swimming in the water, the town simply disappears. All you see are the tall beach palms and mangroves surrounded by verdant green hills reaching up into the mountains.


Summer 26 °C (79 °F), Winter 20 °C (68 °F)

Tourist Season

Winter Season is the best for visiting Dominical.



General Information Of Dominical

  • Land Area: 19 sq mi (33 km2)
  • Population: 22 Thousand.
  • Capital City: Puntarenas.
  • Language: Spanish and English.

Tourist Attraction in or Near by Dominical

Costa Rica Surf Camp Day Adventures

Surf Diva School has enjoyed its reputation as the world's surf school for women for more than 10 years! The original surf school opened in La Jolla, California in 1996. Since then, Surf Diva has taught thousands of women, men and children from all over the world how to surf. Based on this success, Surf Diva Surf School opened The Surf Diva Costa Rica Surf Adventure in 2004. Now in its seventh year, the all inclusive surf camp for women and families, located in Nosara is ideal for surf enthusiasts of every level from beginners to experienced wave riders.

Sunset Surf

Sunset Surf is located in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest along the shores of Costa Ricas Pacific Coast in Dominical. With certified surf instructors and accredited lifeguard, Dylan Park, you know you are in good hands. As a matter of fact, no one else in the area offers the level of security and excitement that Sunset Surf can bring. We match our instructors expertise to the individual needs of each adventurer. These include a vast array of adventurous and also relaxing, experiences for any one to enjoy. Simply arrange to get yourself to San Jose and we will take care of the rest.

Dominical Surf Adventures

Dominical Surf Adventures offers unique outdoor adventures in some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful locations. You can choose from whitewater rafting, surfing lessons, sea kayaking, waterfall hikes, nature watching, tubing, floats or multi day adventure packages. You can design your trip or have us design. Dominical Surf Adventures not only do you have the opportunity to feel the adrenaline of a natural adventure, but you also get to know and learn about the Costa Rican culture.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Awesome surf and paddle spots, boat or by land we will take you there. We know the waves, the reefs, the channels, the tides, the perfect point breaks and beach breaks. We also know the protected bays and their beaches, the islands, and the estuaries. We grew up surfing Costa Rica and chose Tamarindo and it's surrounding beaches, because they are fantastic. Tamarindo has some ideal Learn to Paddle Surf waves and has great "Flatwater Learn to Paddle" areas, it is also very close to naturally protected bays, beaches and islands. There are at least 8 wave spots and a couple of wicked outer reefs within Tamarindo Beach itself.

Dominical Waverider Surf Camp & Retreat

Dominical WaveRider Surf Camp and Retreat offer vacation packages that will provide you with everything you need to get the most out of your time in Costa Rica, including surf lessons, yoga, accommodations, transportation, tours and adventures to amazing natural attractions. WaveRider Surf Camp has been created by the Dominical Lifeguard Captain to spread his love and knowledge of the ocean to others so the can learn to surf quickly, safely and most off all to have fun. Located in the southern Pacific of Costa Rica, Playa Dominical is a charming and rustic surf village surrounded by tropical nature and waterfalls that offers a range of accommodation and dining options, in addition to beautiful beaches and spectacular sunsets.

Nauyaca Waterfalls Horseback

Nauyaca Waterfalls is a totally Costa Rican owned family tourism company, dedicated for several years to tour operations. These are horseback riding tours, traveling through the farm that border with two impressive waterfalls from Río Barucito. These majestic waterfalls are one of the main attractions of the southern region in Costa Rica, not only for their natural scenic beauty, which offers the tourist moments of recreation and fun, but also to participate in different activities such as horseback ridign tours, swimming, climbing, jumping and to observe much of the beauty of the tropical rainforest, among others. Nauyaca Waterfalls is the ideal place, not only for those in search of tranquility and nature, but also for adventure and excitement lovers.

Rancho Tranquilo

Rancho Tranquilo are the best way to see the incredible Diamante Valley, Costa Rica's best kept secret. Horseback ride to spectacular waterfalls, including the 600 foot Diamante Waterfall and many, many more. Enjoy the natural beauty of a pristine valley, a true birdwatchers paradise, abundant with wildlife. Here at Rancho Tranquilo, we're all about the horses. Our horses are top notch healthy, happy and well behaved. We're located halfway between the Dominical beaches and San Isidro del General, about a 45 minute drive away.

Bamboo YogaPlay

Bamboo YogaPlay located in Dominical, Costa Rica, our oasis lies just two minutes from the beach and warm Pacific Ocean, at the base of rain forested mountains where the Baru River meets the sea. We offer yoga, dance, movement workshops, retreats and teacher trainings. We invite you to open up to experience the creative life force which naturally wants to move through us.

Costa Rica Dive and Surf

Costa Rica Dive and Surf located in the gateway to the South Pacific, in beautiful Dominical, Costa Rica. Our stunning backdrop of lush jungle and mountains, as well as many reefs, beaches and waves, make our area one of the best in all of Central America to base yourself for days, weeks and even years.


Bus Terminal in or Near by

San Pedro de Poás Bus Station

Alajuela, Costa Rica


Quepos Managua Airport: For International and Domestic flights.

Palmar Sur Airport: For International and Domestic flights.

Railway Stations

Estacion del Tren Paraiso

Paraíso, Costa Rica

Estación de trenes

Avenida 6
Cartago, Costa Rica

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