Things to Do in Dominical CR

Dominical CR is one of the most picturesque towns in Costa Rica. The beach town has a small, cute downtown area surrounded by jungle and it’s a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of central Costa Rica. There are plenty of things to do in Dominical, and the best thing is that it’s a little off the beaten path, so you won’t find a lot of tourists here. This makes it a bit more relaxing and authentic.

Dominical is very close to the Savegre Dominical CR River, which is one of the best places in Costa Rica for white water rafting. It’s a great activity for the whole family and even if you’ve never been rafting before, it’s really easy to learn. The Savegre River offers class II and III rapids, which means it’s safe for beginners.

You can book a rafting tour here.

Surfing is a popular activity in Dominical CR. The waves are usually good, and the vibe is relaxed and friendly. There are several surf schools in the area that can teach you how to surf. If you are a beginner, we recommend that you take a lesson with a professional first before trying it on your own.

There are a few places to stay in Dominical CR, and the prices vary depending on what you’re looking for. You can find hostels and hotels that are a short walk to the beach and town, or you can book a vacation rental that is more private and has more space. Some of the more luxurious options include Villas Alturas and La Cusinga Eco Lodge.

If you are hungry, there are many restaurants in Dominical that serve a variety of dishes from all over the world. The food is a mix of South and Central American cuisines. You can also try the local seafood at Que Nivel or a pizza at Aracari Restaurant.

If you want to get a taste of Costa Rican culture, then make sure to check out the market in Dominical. This small but busy feria is located on the main street of the town and sets up every Friday from around 8am until 12:30pm. It has a great atmosphere and you’ll be able to find lots of different produce, spices, and other products.

Whale watching is another popular activity in the Dominical area. The Marine National Park of Uvita is an incredible place to see humpback whales and you can often spot dolphins too. Whale tours leave from both Dominical and Uvita throughout the two whale migration seasons of July to November and December to April.

The beautiful Nauyaca Waterfalls are a must-see for nature lovers. The waterfalls are tucked away in the jungle and cascade into a stunning natural pool where you can swim. You can take a tour to the waterfalls from either Dominical or Uvita. There are also many other natural attractions in the nearby areas that you can visit on an adventure tour from Dominical, including Corcovado and Manuel Antonio.