Dominical is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, about 35 kilometers
(22 miles) East of San Isidro del General,
and at about 200 kilometers from San Jose. Driving
there from San Jose now takes only about 2.5 hours, and from San Isidro about 35 minutes. The
nearest airports are Quepos, at 45 kilometers
North, and Palmar Sur at 45 kilometers South.
Both airports offer daily flights to and from San Jose. Getting to Dominical by car is fast
and easy with the recent completions of the Caldera Highway from the capital San Jose to Jaco
and the Coastal Highway from Quepos. These twin infrastructure improvements have already had
a positive impact on the region.
In the past few years Dominical has grown considerably. You can now find most anything you want
within a few miles from town. There are new hotels, excellent restaurants, banks, service stations,
super markets, home improvement centers, pharmacies, health clinics along with a new state of the
art 80,000 sq. ft. hospital (opened in 2008). The new president has committed $35 million to complete
the upgrade of a regional airport "Palmar Sur" to an International Airport which will eventually offer
non-stop service from US departure cities.
Dominical was once just known as a world famous surfing spot but has now become a
well known eco-tourist destination. It's central location makes it an ideal spot to begin your exploration
of the unspoiled Costa Rica. There are numerous activities available including horse-back riding, rafting,
canopy tours, big game fishing, boating, birding, hiking, Yoga, or just kicking back and lying on the
The natural beauty of the whole area between Dominical and Palmar Norte is incredible, and Dominical is
one of the best examples. A jungle-covered mountain range virtually touches the Pacific Ocean here, and
the views of the Pacific are spectacular. Dominical has a very lively community, and a lot of foreigners
have been living here for years now, and have blended nicely with locals. Many people have taken to organize
activities, and social life in Dominical is a lot more diverse and interesting than in a lot of other towns
in the area.
Real Estate in Dominical
Dominical has been one of the first places in South Costa Rica to be "discovered" by foreigners, and although
in the past few years there has been an adjustment, real estate prices have risen steadily across the board
for at least the past 15 years. But due to this recent adjustment there are some incredible bargains around.
Purchasing real estate in the Dominical area has a lot going for it, and real estate here is still a solid
investment. Browse our Real Estate listings to see what is available.