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 “hottest vacation destinations” by Travel and Leisure magazine. For those who want a little adventure, there’s no shortage of tours – 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.
Dominical Vacation Rentals Gaining Popularity
According to a 2012 TripAdvisor survey, more travelers are taking an increased interest in vacation rentals, with more than 46 percent planning to stay in a home rental this year. The reason cited most often? More vacation for much less money. As opposed to a hotel room, most Costa Rica rental properties come with fully-equipped kitchens and offer tons more space along with bonuses like swimming pools, Jacuzzis and added privacy. On top of that, travelers also found vacation rentals much easier on the wallet, especially in light of last-minute specials that are offered during the low season. Of the 1,200 participants polled, 20 percent said they like the creature comforts of home, and 27 percent agreed that it’s easier – and more economical – to enjoy a holiday with family and friends in a vacation rental versus a hotel.
Escape Villas Features New Oceanfront Luxury Villa
Featuring breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and more than 8,500 square feet of living space, Escape Villas is proud to announce the latest addition to their portfolio of Dominical beach rentals. If an in-home theater, infinity pool and gourmet kitchen sound enticing, then you might want to consider this five-bedroom deluxe oceanfront villa for your next escape to one of Costa Rica’s most treasures holiday destinations. Every detail of this property speaks of comfort and extravagance, with wrap-around terraces overlooking the water, authentic Guatemalan architecture, a wine cellar, and daily maid service. Ideal for a group of friends or a large family gathering, the amenities and custom finishes of this property are second to none.