Discover a selection of 385 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 $129 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

Chilled vibes and surf spots in Dominical

Hang out in Dominical and feel the surfer vibes that roll in off the salt-spraying Pacific Ocean. Flitting between the Latin beach bars and the leaning Tiki shacks that pepper the shore, you're bound to be taken by the laid-back living of this Puntarenas mainstay. Surf camps and sailing schools abound for expeditions over the waves. Whale spotters won't be disappointed, while others can look forward to a medley of rafting and paragliding between the lush rainforests of the Costa Rican hills. Dominical vacation rentals are your ticket to the adventure this year.

Things to do

The tropical treasures of Dominical

Dominical's laid-back vibes stem straight from its surf-washed shores. Playa Dominical and the soft rollers of Dominicalito, Playa Uvita, and pretty Ventanas all have their own class of beach break or reef roller to ride. Of course, you could just opt to laze around on the beaches and watch the surfers carving through the tunnels. There are some truly gorgeous places to do that but the most famous of the lot surely has to be the Ballena Marine Park. That national reserve is home to splashing whales, empty sands, and lush tropical coves.

Activities

Carefree surf days in Dominical

Dominical vacation rentals are prized for their proximity to the rolling swells of the Pacific Ocean. Surf outfitters and waxed-down boards are on offer all over the town. Qualified local surf guides tout riding expeditions on the reef-topped left-to-righters, or lessons on the easy-going beach breaks of Dominicalito for the beginners. Once you're done getting gnarly on the waves, a world of other outdoor adventure awaits, whether that's trekking in the Tico jungles or rafting over the whitewater of the Savegre and Coto Brus rivers. Whale watching and rainforest safaris are also possible.

Weather

Dominical offers tropical temperatures

Just as the cold rains and snows are starting to hit the American Midwest, around November and December, Dominical is enjoying the finest weather of the year. That's not hard though _ there's fine weather here most of the year, with regular temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and just a little spurt of tropical rains in the summer months of June, July, and August. You can search to book your Dominical vacation rentals at any time to look forward to rolling Pacific surf, but be ready for the crowds to peak at Christmas, New Year, and during Spring Break.

Natural features

Between rainforests and whales in Dominical

Dominical has everything you'd expect of a Costa Rican surf town. There are waves, of course. They consistently roll into the wide beaches of Playa Dominical, reaching up to 10 feet during swells. Behind the town, the rugged rises of volcanic hills come clad in lush rainforest. For a taste of that at its wildest, you can head to the Marino Ballena National Park, where swaths of coastal palms give way to whale-spotted waters. The Los Quetzales National Park isn't far inland, with its rare cloud forests and multicolored birds and roaring river rapids.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Dominical

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), located 52.4 mi (84.4 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Dominical?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 385 vacation rentals around Dominical. From 329 house rentals to 103 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.