Dominical, Costa Rica
Since being discovered by intrepid and adventurous surfers nearly thirty years ago, Dominical has slowly and steadily grown in popularity while retaining its hearty and resourceful base. Home to an ingenious local population of transplanted artists, musicians, and “creative types”, Dominical is a study in what happens when hearty creative individuals escape to a remote jungle and beach paradise, only to be reconnected to modern commerce and development a quarter of a century later.
Summary: Tranquil beach town popular among surfers; home to Ballena National Marine Park
Landscape: Beaches, rainforest
Attractions: Ballena National Marine Park, Nauyaca Waterfalls, Reptile Park, wildlife
Activities: Adventure tours, dolphin & whale watching, snorkeling, surfing
Caters to: Budget travelers, couples/honeymooners, families, wildlife enthusiasts