Surf Dominical! Possibly the best surf spot in Costa Rica



Looking for the best surf spots in Costa Rica? Go surf Dominical! This laidback surf town has everything you need to make your Costa Rica surf vacation outstanding. Whether you are an experienced surfer or a beginner, or traveling with adults or with children, you will have fun surfing in Dominical!

The unique beach breaks of Dominical

Playa Dominical is located right next to the river mouth of the large Baru river. This has created some well positioned sandbars that give all those exiting lefts and rights, and even some strong barrels. In general the waves are bigger when surfing closer to the river mouth. The Dominical surf is possibly the most consistent in the country; year round! The waves are the biggest from June to September. There are several other surf beaches close by in case Dominical gets too big or closes out; like Dominicalito or Playa Hermosa (not the one close to Jaco). It never gets really crowed in Dominical and of course the water is always nicely warm. Check the Costa Rica surf report of Dominical via this link.

Dominical is best Costa Rica surf spot

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Dominical; a laidback Costa Rica surf town

Dominical is the Costa Rica surf town for you when you like a laid back atmosphere and no crowds. This little beach town is a great place to relax and have fun with friends and family after a great day of surfing. It offers a fairly big amount of restaurants and bars, as well as small supermarkets and 2 ATM’s. Dominical is easily accessible via public transport or by car; it is just a 3 hours’ drive (over good roads) from the main airport of Costa Rica (SJO, Juan Santamaria San Jose Airport). The area offers accommodation for all type of travelers. Hotel Villas Río Mar offers great value for money and is located a 10 minutes’ walk from Dominical.

Learn to surf at one of the best surf spots of Costa Rica

Playa Dominical itself is more suited for intermediate and advanced surfers, but the area offers various other surf spots that are excellent for your surf lessons in Costa Rica. Just 3 minutes down the road from Dominical you will find the beach of Dominicalito. This quiet surf beach is excellent for beginner surfers and surf school lessons. Playa Hermosa lies a little further down the road and is another alternative for when you want to learn to surf in Costa Rica. Please contact us in case you want to book surf lessons or a surf tour together with your room at Hotel Villas Río Mar. We will make it how you want it! We can even make a customized surf vacation package for you. Check out this Costa Rica surf vacation package to get an idea on what is possible.

“Dominical is the Costa Rica surf town for you when you like a laid back atmosphere and no crowds.”

Also for your Costa Rica family surf vacation

Looking for a surf vacation for the whole family? Dominical is a perfect area to go to, like written before, it offers various great surf spots which are suited for any level surfer; young or old, beginner or advanced. Also Hotel Villas Río Mar is perfectly suited for a family surf vacation. It offers great value for money and many amenities, like 2 large swimming pools (a recreational and a pool to make laps in), kids playground, professional restaurant, large tropical gardens, family rooms and more. More about: Hotel Villas Rio Mar en Dominical.

All in all, the surf town of Dominical makes an excellent location for your Costa Rica surf vacation!


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