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Things to Do in Dominical

Tourist activities in Uvita & Dominical, Costa Rica

Things to Do

| Nov 20, 2016

Come and Enjoy our Nature!

Many tourist activities in Uvita & Dominical

Our beautiful area is known for its stunning nature. Rolling hills filled with tropical jungle is home to exotic wildlife which you can spot rather easily. The many rivers and waterfalls create magical places for people to swim and relax. The Pacific Ocean supplies our area with extraordinary marine wildlife as Whales, Dolphins and Sea Turtles. Not to mention the countless amount of gorgeous beaches! This page will give you an overview on what you can do during your stay in Dominical & Uvita, Costa Rica.


#1 Beaches

The area of Dominical & Uvita contains of numerous gorgeous beaches for you to enjoy; swim & sunbathe, make beach walks, surf etc.

#2 Nature Walks & Hikes

Observe stunning flora & fauna! Wildlife is abundant and plenty of national & private parks around. From easy trails to challenging hikes, like Manuel Antonio and Corcovado

#3 Waterfalls

The area is known for its spectacular waterfalls; swim under the falling water while being surrounded by jungle. Visit them by yourself or with a tour

#4 Horseback riding

A great way to explore this stunning natural area, is on the back of a horse. Several great tours are available; going through rain forest, over the beach or towards waterfalls

#5 Diving & Snorkeling

Eco-Hotel Resort Villas Rio Mar also provide dive & snorkel tours to the spectacular waters of Caño Island Bilogical Reserve. Or go snorkeling Marino Ballena National Park

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#6 Whale watching

Watching whales & Dolphins at Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita is one of the most highly rated tourism activities of Costa Rica. Go during whales season with Hotel Villas Rio Mar!

#7 Zip-line

Fly through the canopy on a zip-line is one of the most exciting things to do in Uvita & Dominical. We offer tours to several zip-line locations

#8 Repelling

Another great adventure activity is repelling the highest waterfall of Costa Rica, the 183 m high El Diamante is located near Dominical on the way to San Isidro del General

#9 Kayaking

The best way to view a mangrove habitat is by Kayak. We also offer sea kayak tours to the Caves of Playa Cinco Ventanas and Marino Ballena national park (incl. snorkeling)

#10 Rafting

Like action? Go rafting on the awesome rivers of Dominical & Uvita. The rivers Coto brus, Savegre and Guabo offer several river rafting classifications

#11 UNESCO heritage site

Visit the mysterious Stones Spheres of Costa Rica; they date back to 300-800AD and are a UNESCO world heritage site. A great day activity while staying at Hotel Villas Rio Mar

#12 Reptile Exhibit

A great tourist attraction for the whole family is Reptilandia, a 10 min. drive from Dominical. Learn about – and be eye to eye with – snakes, lizards, turtles & tortoises

#13 ATV tours & 4x4 trails

Like driving 4WD! The Osa area of Costa Rica offers great 4×4 trails and quad tours. Hotel Villas Rio Mar can arrange 4×4 rental cars, directions and ATV/ Quad tours for you

#14 Surf Tours & Lessons

Besides Dominical beach, you can go on an adventurous surfing tour and surf the outstanding private surfing spots of the Osa. We also provide surf lessons at Hotel Villas Rio Mar

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