Searching for the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure on your next vacation, but want to avoid the tourist crowds? Look no further than Playa Dominical, a peaceful beach town prized by surfers and sun-lovers alike. A quick 30-minute jaunt south of Manuel Antonio, this burgeoning beach vacation destination offers miles of sandy shores, incredible wildlife watching opportunities, and a robust selection of vacation rental properties to choose from. And unlike some of its more developed neighbors, Dominical has retained its traditional, small-town feel, and is a fabulous spot for a family vacation or romantic getaway.
Surf, Sun and Adventure
Flanked by towering mountains covered in primary rainforest, Dominical is a place of stunning beauty. The surf is steady throughout the year, but really picks up from May-October when large swells bring epic waves. Take a dolphin and whale watching excursion to nearby Ballena Marine Park, located in Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay) – recently named one of the â€śhottest vacation destinationsâ€ť by Travel and Leisure magazine. For those who want a little adventure, thereâ€™s no shortage of tours â€“ including scuba diving, canopy zip-lines, horseback excursions and world-class sport fishing. Secluded beaches are the star of the show in this region, with several lovely stretches of pristine shoreline (Playa Uvita and Ojochal are favorites) framed by swaying palms. (more…)