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Playa Dominical

Discover Dominical Beach

Located at the heart of the little and authentic surf town of Dominical, this is where you will find nice waves all year round for surfing (intermediate to advanced) but also nice restaurants, shops and colorful souvenirs. The perfect spot to hang out for the day.

If this beach is all about surfing, families can bring kids at low tide when the sea uncover a large flat open space made of sand. There are also the best lifeguards on site during the day and generally a few sunbeds and umbrellas. And because your well-being is so important, you will also find massage corners at high season.

Yes, this is a nice beach for everyone and a good place to taste the true surf atmosphere, and the Costa Rican Pura Vida.

If you are a surfer, come at mid tide to high tide. Best conditions with a swell of 2.5 to 6ft. Enjoy a beach break that is strong and fast enough to host one of the stages of the national surf competition every year.

Good to Know

Recommended at low tide only. Lifeguarded.
Intermediate to advanced.
Restaurants and bars accessible on the other side of the parking lot. Sunbeds, and umbrellas. Massage corners. Kids playground and lots of local stalls for souvenirs and local art crafts.


Dominical is a very small town. Simply drive through the village, pass all the tour agencies, restaurants and shops, and you will automatically end up at the beach.

We would like to remind you to always be careful with your car, keep it closed and do not leave any valuables inside.