single surfer on a wave

Playa Dominical

Discover Dominical Beach

Located at the heart of the small and authentic surf town of Dominical, this is where you will find nice waves all year round for surfing: intermediate to advanced surfers will be in heaven! You’ll also find nice restaurants, shops, and colorful souvenirs. It’s the perfect spot to hang out for the day.

Though this beach is all about surfing, families can bring kids at low tide when the sea rolls back to reveal a large flat open area of sand. There are lifeguards on-site during the day and generally a few lounge chairs and umbrellas. And because your well-being is so important, you will also find massage stalls during high season.

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 from mid-tide to high tide, when you’ll find the best conditions with a swell of 2.5 to 6 feet. 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 are accessible on the other side of the parking lot. Lounge chairs and umbrellas. Massage areas. Kids' playground and lots of local stalls for souvenirs and local handicrafts.


Dominical is a very small town. Simply drive through the village, passing 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 locked and do not leave any valuables inside.