This small tourist town is somewhat of a focal point for Costa Rican souvenirs with hand crafted vendors and artisans lining the street along the ocean this is an authentic place to pick up your mementos. Situated 43 km south of Quepos this can be a great destination to spend a few days or your entire vacation. Only 20 minutes away from Marino Ballena National Park which is known as one of the best places to whale watch in Costa Rica with humpback whales migrating from the Southern and Northern Hemisphere. The beach at the park or Playa Uvita coincidently has a unique shoreline feature that resembles a whale tale where two beaches collide.
Dominical is a great place for surfers and breaks in this area are very consistent. You must be careful when swimming in Dominical, it is advised that you ask an experienced surfer about the strong riptides. Playa Dominicalito is just south and is a much safer beach to swim. Domical is very close to Nauyaca waterfalls, this two teared waterfall is a widely seen in promotional videos and photographs of Costa Rica. These impressive 200 foot waterfalls are the perfect place for the adrenaline seeker who wants to cliff jump or the nature lover who will enjoy the horseback ride or walk through the jungle to get to the falls.
The beach, lush rainforest and warm climate has attracted expatriates from all over the world to live in this small community. Attractions in the area are for the ecologist with the Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge and Reptilandia close by you can view many of the reptile’s native to Costa Rica. If you travel along Hwy 243 taking you up the mountains you can access Chirripó National Park which is the highest peak in Costa Rica at 12,533’.