Distance from San José

91kms/56miles from San José, it takes around a 4-hour drive

Great for:

Surfers, Nature Lovers, Birdwatchers, Photographers. Travelers with purpose.

Dominical and Uvita in the Southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica are enthralling places to explore. Full of natural abundance, this region of the country remained isolated for a long time until the improvement of the coastal highway. This means it has remained practically untouched by large tourism developments and is the perfect getaway for those looking for a more rugged and relaxed trip.

What Dominical is most famous for is its spectacular surf. Boasting great swells all year round, the village has gained a reputation for being a surfer’s haven. Swimmers, nonetheless, ought to be careful. Dominical’s waters are prone to strong rip tides, so it is best to inquire with the locals about the sea’s condition to ensure a safe swimming experience.

Additionally, there are several beaches you can visit while staying in the area. One of these is Playa Dominicalito, a great place for those who wish to learn to surf as well as for swimmers. Punta Dominical is also a lovely spot to visit, boasting spectacular sunset views where the verdant rainforest meets the deep blue ocean.

Among other activities you can enjoy are treks to the neighboring Nauyaca Waterfalls, horseback riding, ocean kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing.

Sunny season from November to May

Rainy season from June to October.

Usually, in the rainy season it only rains in the afternoons