Discover a selection of 452 vacation rentals in Dominical that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $88 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Dominical. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Head to the tranquil city of Dominical

The jungle, waterfalls and ocean views display a scene truly unique to Dominical. This relaxing city is known for its surfing, hiking and whale watching. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Dominical

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Dominical for its surfing, hiking and whale watching. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Dominical has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunset Surf Dominical - Day Lessons (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Costa Rica Stand Up Paddle Boarding (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Parque Reptilandia (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dominical

Travelers enjoy Dominical for its waterfalls and seaside. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dominical is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Playa Dominical (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Matapalo Beach (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Punta Uvita (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Uvita Beach (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Marino Ballena National Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dominical

Fly into San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.), the closest airport, located 52.4 mi (84.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Quepos (XQP), which is 22.7 mi (36.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Dominical?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Dominical:

  • "118 Reviews | Sunsets 365 | Infinity Edge Pool | White Water Ocean View" is a guest favorite. Around 2 miles from Dominical, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of useful amenities, including a blender and a stovetop.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Expansive Ocean Compound". Located around 1 mile from the heart of Dominical, it has 10 bedrooms and features a dishwasher and concierge services.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Dominical vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Dominical?

Clock off on Friday and then forget about your cares. If you're in the mood for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and near Dominical are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "Wow Walk To The Beach Insane Ocean View Perfect Location New Luxury Villa", which is around 1 mile to the southeast of Dominical. There's plenty of adventure and nature to keep you on the go here. Try rafting and hiking and biking or simply take in the sights of Playa Espadilla and Punta Uvita.
  • Alternatively, leave your stresses behind at "Enclave Canto Del Mar 22 Large Infinity Pool". Stay in and relax, or be adventurous and try golf and horse riding. When you're ready to discover more of the area, plan a visit to Manuel Antonio Beach and Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge. This sought-after vacation rental is around 1 mile southeast of Dominical.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Dominical?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Put your bags down at one of these quality studio apartments in and around Dominical:

  • One of our top picks is "Cabin - Contemporary Casita". Book a few nights or more at this popular abode and you'll have access to nearby birdwatching activities and an ocean view.
  • Alternatively, use "Montaña Paraíso - Costa Ballena Paradise" as a base to check off the sights around you. This comfy home away from home comes with an ice maker, free toiletries and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Dominical?

Whether you're looking for a chic apartment or a house big enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in a mini break at one of these favorite picks in or near Dominical:

  • Close to the center of Dominical, "Villa Marleta - Ocean View Infinity Pool And More" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore the area's best sights.
  • "Amazing Ocean View New Villa Walking Distance To The Beach" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Dominical?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Dominical that would make even old Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passionate nights at "118 Reviews | Sunsets 365 | Infinity Edge Pool | White Water Ocean View". Located approximately 2 miles from Dominical, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, including massage services and beauty services.
  • Another place where you can spend a few precious days together is "Expansive Ocean Compound". Located around 1 mile from Dominical, daily housekeeping services and a dining table add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Dominical?

Sneak a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Dominical and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Expansive Ocean Compound". Up to 30 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 10 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a kitchen. You'll find it around 1 mile to the southeast of Dominical.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Wow 5 Bedrooms With Insane Ocean Views" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 1 mile to the southeast of Dominical, as many as 14 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a firepit are among the various amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Dominical?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, especially if you're taking the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Dominical and spend your days splashing around:

  • Round up your gang and enjoy a memorable break at "Casa Atardecer, Sunset House And Ocean View". There's a lot to love about this retreat besides its pool, such as cable/satellite TV services and a microwave oven.
  • "Entire House - Whale Tail/ocean Views" is the kind of place you go to get away from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A garden and nearby whale-watching activities are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Curious what the weather is like in Dominical? It has a tropical rainforest climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Dominical vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Dominical?

It's always more fun to share those special memories with the folks that are closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family reunion or reuniting with close friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. These are two of our best in and around Dominical:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Expansive Ocean Compound", which has 10 bedrooms that sleep up to 30 guests. This retreat is around 1 mile to the southeast of Dominical and features amenities such as a dishwasher and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Wow Walk To The Beach Insane Ocean View Perfect Location New Luxury Villa" is another good option. It's about 1 mile to the southeast of Dominical, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 people. Useful amenities here include books and a kitchen.

When it's time to venture outside and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy and entertained. Hacienda Baru, Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Catarata uvita should be on your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Dominical?

Get away from it all and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Dominical and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabina Mariposa" - This sought-after retreat offers a swimming pool and a microwave oven and is about 10 miles southeast of the center of Dominical.
  • "Cabin - Contemporary Casita" - This cabin is also perfect for families and is around 10 miles southeast of Dominical. Offering a separate dining area, a kitchen and more, it'll get everyone's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Dominical vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Dominical?

Go for a dip anytime you like when you choose one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your swimsuit and check out these getaways in or near Dominical that come with this head-turning perk:

  • Invite family and friends over for a leisurely paddle around at "Amazing Ocean View New Villa Walking Distance To The Beach". This rental has space to spare, with 3 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 8 guests. A chef and a swimming pool are other things you'll love about this place.
  • Alternatively, treat your gang to a stay at "Casa Atardecer, Sunset House And Ocean View", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 8 guests. Along with that swanky pool hidden away inside, an ocean view and a swimming pool will help keep everybody comfortable and content.

If you'd like to see even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Dominical vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.