The beach in Dominical is located about 30 miles south of Manuel Antonio National Park and is widely recognized as one of the best Costa Rican surfing beaches. A number of surf camps and surf shops have sprung up to take advantage of the lively lefts and rights. But even if you don’t surf, you will love Playa Dominical’s lush green landscape, nightlife and uncrowded sands. Playa Dominical has its tranquil moments for those seeking solitude and reflections. The southern end of the mile-long beach offers a peaceful ambiance. Strolling towards the middle stretch and further north, one encounters surfers from all over the world, as well as locals who call “Tortilla Flats’ home, an area encompassing a quaint mix of hostels, shops, restaurants, bars, water sports kiosks and internet cafes. Surfing lessons, wear and gear are all readily available on Dominical beach Costa Rica.
Information for Surfers:
Dominical has a constantly strong and very fun beach break with lefts and rights for all abilities of surfer. The scattered beach break peaks along the 1.5 km long beach. Very fun waves up to a little overhead, it closes out when it gets bigger than that. On the north end of the beach, in front of the Barú river mouth it is a little bigger and more current. Be careful with the rocks during low tide. Most people surf in front of the cabinas. At the south end of the beach you’ll find Roca Verde, a little smaller but cleaner and with less people, but since the beach of Dominical is large, it never really gets crowded.