South of Dominical and a close to the Costanera highway, Playa Dominicalito – little Dominical – is a scenic beach with interesting rock formations at both ends of the 2km stretch. The beach is bordered by the Costa Paraiso Lodge to the north, where one finds a small cove and a natural ‘pool’ surrounded by rocky outcrops, and Punta Dominical to the south, where the ‘Parcela’ restaurant is located. The sunset on Playa Dominicalito is known to take one’s breath away by the sheer intensity of colors.
The wide and sheltered Dominicalito bay is also the place where local fishermen anker their fishing boats. Here you can find early in the morning fresh locally caught fish like snapper or grouper.
Information for surfers
The beach at Dominicalito is the best beach to start and practice surfing since the waves are more gental and the rip tides are not as strong. In fact almost all surf schools bring their beginners to Dominicalito especially on the big days when Dominical can get closed out.