Located on Costa Rica’s beautiful central Pacific coastline, the small coastal village of Dominical, 28 miles south of Quepos and the gorgeous Manuel Antonio National Park, is a true surfer’s paradise, where waves reach more than 10 feet high along its two-and-a-half mile long strip of beach. Grab a Dominical cheap hotel steps from the sand and prepare to immerse your senses in the sweeping views of the ocean and the breathtaking backdrop of lush green forests and palm trees. But be wary about taking a dip immediately; the strong currents and rip tides that make it a mecca for surfers can be treacherous for the casual swimmer.
Ride the Wave
Although swimming can be dangerous, there's still plenty to do for the watersports enthusiast in you. Book a kayak tour from you hotel in Dominical or a scuba or snorkeling adventure in what is considered one of the world's best dive spots, teeming with unique marine life. There are also several surf schools that will have your riding the curl like a pro in no time. And afterwards, relax with a horseback ride to nearby Nauyaca Waterfalls, explore Marino Ballena National Park, take a guided tour through the surrounding forest teeming with rare birds, or book a yoga class or massage just off the beach.
Dive enthusiasts looking to get away from the crowds on the beach can book a day trip from their Dominical hotel to Cano Island just off the coast, thriving with rare marine life seen nowhere else on the planet. You'll also spot sea turtles and perhaps even a whale or two, which visit the region often to nest and mate. And after a day of surfing, diving, hiking and paddling, settle back in one of the numerous restaurants or bars serving authentic Costa Rican foods, as well as Mexican, Thai, and so much more.