Dominical, Costa Rica

Domical is a beach-front town in Costa Rica that is popular for its magnificent waterfalls, beaches, world class surfing, and the Pacific Ocean. It is also full of great landscapes. It is one fascinating place for sightseeing and gives tourist a great experience that they will always remember..

Getting to Dominical

To get into Costa Rica, you can take a plane to San Jose SJO, ride a bus (Tracopa), shuttle bus (Monkey Ride, Easy Ride), Taxi/Uber (don’t pay more then $150USD) or a rental car it should take you 3-4 hours by car or shuttle and 4-5 hours by bus. You can also decide to fly to Quepos,CR (Sansa Air) which is just 30 Min. drive to Dominical.

Things to do in Dominical

  • Surfing
  • Sunbathing
  • Yoga
  • Nature hikes
  • Waterfall
  • Horseback tours
  • Zip lining
  • Music festivals, bands
  • Night life

Surfing and Scuba Diving

With a number of beaches that are surrounding this beautiful city, this is one activity that you can’t miss out on. And although there are precautions that come with swimming and surfing in Dominical, it can still be pretty enjoyable if correctly done. So it is best to ask a professional or long time surfer for the best place to surf or swim when you get to the beach.

Whale watching

Dominical has been described as one of the only two places where you get to see the whales from the northern and southern hemisphere. These whales can be seen nine months out of  a year, and they consist of about 6-7 species in total.


A vacation isn’t complete without a tour. Dominical has tour services that get you around the city and makes sure that you see and catch every bit of fun that there is. The tour shows you the national parks, whale watching, and also take part in various activities

Restaurants & Nightlife

There are plenty restaurant and bars in Dominical, and each of them has a variety of mouthwatering and pleasant meal. They offer delicacies such as the tortilla chips, steak, seafood, sandwich and a lot of other varieties. The restaurants and bars also come in classes, and you can choose anyone according to your budget.

Hotels & Hostels

If you plan to stay for a long time in Dominical, then you might have to look up the prices of apartments, but if you want just to visit or prefer to stay in a hotel, then you have a lot of choices. The hotels in Dominical offer various prices for different rooms. You can look up these hotels and book even before you travel.

Other activities

There are also plenty of activities that cannot be categorized. I will be adding links to this post over time.

So travel to Dominical and enjoy its surf beaches, waterfalls and whales watching.


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