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Surf, dive, snorkel, beach comb, horseback ride, bicycle, or relax in a hammock in Dominical. Take a stress-relieving yoga class at Bamboo YogaPlay. Enjoy beach restaurants serving up everything from East Indian curries and Italian pastas and pizzas to local gallo pinto and shots of anise-infused sugarcane liquor.

Savor lonely beaches populated by pelicans, frigate birds, brown boobies, and hardy surfers here for the waves and good beachfront food at reasonable prices.

When you’ve caught up on your sleep and feel relaxed, take the family on a hike to the double-cascade waterfall at Nauyaca. Perhaps the family would be up for a horseback gallop on the beach, or a trot to a smaller waterfall like Pazo... more

Surf, dive, snorkel, beach comb, horseback ride, bicycle, or relax in a hammock in Dominical. Take a stress-relieving yoga class at Bamboo YogaPlay. Enjoy beach restaurants serving up everything from East Indian curries and Italian pastas and pizzas to local gallo pinto and shots of anise-infused sugarcane liquor.

Savor lonely beaches populated by pelicans, frigate birds, brown boobies, and hardy surfers here for the waves and good beachfront food at reasonable prices.

When you’ve caught up on your sleep and feel relaxed, take the family on a hike to the double-cascade waterfall at Nauyaca. Perhaps the family would be up for a horseback gallop on the beach, or a trot to a smaller waterfall like Pazo Azul, whose plunge pool is popular with local kids. There is always boogie boarding at Playa Dominicalito. Or beachcombing and dolphin-watching at Playa Dominical. Guided bird-watching, and mangrove estuary and rainforest tours are always educational. Charter a fishing boat. Catch and release big sailfish like marlin in the deep sea, or keep some tasty dinner fish like red snapper, yellowfin tuna, snook, wahoo, and dorado.

In Marino Bellena National Park, humpback whales migrate south towards Dominical to escape the Arctic cold. December to April is the humpback whale mating season in Ballena (Whale) Marine National Park. May to November is the nesting season, when Olive Ridley and Hawksbill turtles do their nocturnal egg-laying on the beaches. Low tide beach combing walks can take you out to Punta Uvita Tombolo island. Snorkel, dive, and explore mangrove habitats. Or just sit with the family on the gold and white sands watching green marine iguanas sunbathe between dives into the rocks and corals to feed on marine algae.

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Hacienda Baru
Hacienda Baru
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Rancho Tranquilo
Rancho Tranquilo
Owner description: Private Horseback Tours in the Diamante Valley, the "Valley of the Waterfalls." Come ride the happy horses at Rancho Tranquilo! Giant waterfalls--gorgeous vistas--lots of... more Owner description: Private Horseback Tours in the Diamante Valley, the "Valley of the Waterfalls." Come ride the happy horses at Rancho Tranquilo! Giant waterfalls--gorgeous vistas--lots of wildlife. Top quality, healthy horses - the ride you've been looking for! less
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Stables
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Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena
Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena(Ballena)
Osa Info Center
Osa Info Center(Ballena)
Owner description: Osa Info Center are a center of information and tourism promotion, coordinate with a variety of hotels and cabins, we have very comfortable places at affordable prices to all our... more Owner description: Osa Info Center are a center of information and tourism promotion, coordinate with a variety of hotels and cabins, we have very comfortable places at affordable prices to all our customers, all our hotels are in the southern zone of Costa Rica, whale bay, drake , miniature golf and Rank Jimenez. We also have a variety of tours including tour to Corcovado National Park, whale and dolphin tour, tour to Cano Island. We also have with us you can coordinate regional sansa air tickets of that fly from San Jose to drake, Puerto Jimenez, palmar or Quepos. Rent car, private transfer by minibus, rent surfboards, bicycles and many more services, you will find us. Do not worry about your trip leave everything in the hands of experts that will help make your trip very pleasant, we help you with everything you need. We are here to serve you. less
Uvita Waterfall
Uvita Waterfall(Uvita)

All places to eat » Places to eat

PorQueNo?
PorQueNo?
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Price: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary, Central American, Pizza & Pasta, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Jolly Roger
Jolly Roger
Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Price: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Dominical Sushi
Dominical Sushi
Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Cuna Del Angel
Cuna Del Angel
Ranked #4 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Chapy's
Chapy's
Ranked #5 of 34 Restaurants in Dominical
Price: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Healthy
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Farm of Life (Finca de Vida)
Farm of Life (Finca de Vida)
$60 - $70
Costa Paraiso
Costa Paraiso
$99 - $125
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Dominical
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages
Coconut Grove Oceanfront Cottages
$75 - $135

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Shelter from the Storm
Shelter from the Storm
$110 - $330
Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge
3.0 of 5 Rio Magnolia Nature Lodge
$173 - $256
Ranked #1 of 14 Dominical B&B and Inns
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Villas Alturas
3.5 of 5
Villas Alturas
$151 - $288
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Dominical
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Villas by Tekoa
4.0 of 5 Villas by Tekoa
$271 - $395
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Kura Design Villas Uvita
4.0 of 5
Kura Design Villas Uvita
$594 - $966
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Uvita
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Oxygen Jungle Villas
4.5 of 5 Oxygen Jungle Villas
$217 - $280
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Uvita
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.