A Travel Guide to Dominical, Costa Rica

We’re approaching Costa Rica’s “green season,” which is the ideal time of the year to explore this beautiful country’s lush countryside, pristine beaches, and diverse rainforests. Traveling to a foreign country requires a lot of research and planning, which is why created this handy travel guide for all future guests. And luckily for you, Casa Big Sur, one of our luxurious ocean-view homes in Costa Rica, is minutes away from the area’s best attractions, beaches, and restaurants. Keep reading to learn about Dominical’s many family-friendly activities!

Top Things to Do in Dominical, Costa Rica

There’s a whole new world to discover in Dominical for those who haven’t had the pleasure of leaping off a rushing waterfall, exploring a pristine rainforest, and meeting adorable jungle animals in their natural habitat. When you’re not soaking in your lavish, ocean-view infinity pool, enjoying a glass of wine on your private balcony, and cooking an authentic Costa Rican meal in your gourmet kitchen, we recommend embarking on a short journey to these fantastic attractions:

Outdoor Activities

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed outdoor enthusiast or just looking for a brief, albeit scenic mid-day exercise, there’s a wide variety of outdoor activities within minutes of Casa Big Sur, one of our prized luxury homes in Costa Rica. The area is home to world-class surfing, kayaking, birdwatching, and so much more! Here’s a list of the best outdoor activities near Dominical, Costa Rica.

Best Dominical Restaurants

The awe-inspiring oceanfront city of Dominical, Costa Rica, has a surprisingly wide variety of restaurant options ranging from almond-crusted, fresh-caught snapper to Hawaiian-style street tacos. Regardless of what you’re craving during your once-in-a-lifetime Costa Rica getaway, you’ll find an option to satisfy your hunger. Here’s a short list of our favorite restaurants located all over lively Dominical.

Luxury Homes in Costa Rica: Casa Big Sur

homes in costa ricaElite Destination Homes provides travelers with some of the premier luxury homes in Costa Rica (and far beyond), including Casa Big Sur, a five-bedroom, 9,000-square-foot home that sits 650 feet above the ocean’s floor. The house is highlighted by a lavish, ocean-view infinity pool, 30-foot cathedral ceilings in the great room, and covered balconies attached to every bedroom! Start each morning with a steaming cup of fresh-brewed coffee at dawn on your private balcony as the sun slowly gives light to the sky-blue Pacific Ocean. After a full day of beach relaxation, rainforest exploration, and delicious Central American cuisine, retreat to Casa Big Sur for poolside cocktails, a soothing hot tub soak, and a genuinely awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean sunset. To book a stay at breathtaking Casa Big Sur, please give us a call today at 1-651-389-3843.

Traveling to Costa Rica During “Green Season”

dominical costa ricaTourists from across the globe have been woefully ill-informed for decades about Costa Rica’s “green” or “rainy” season, lasting annually from May to mid-December. People have hung onto the misconception that this stunningly beautiful country is a wet, muddy washout during the green season (Costa Rica’s winter). Yes, it does rain significantly more in comparison to the “dry” summer season, but the green season is exponentially more affordable, uncrowded, and colorful. Thanks to intricate, documented weather patterns, rainstorm arrival times are easily predicted in Dominical Costa Rica. Tourists take full advantage of significant discounts every green season at some of Central America’s most luxurious retreats – that’s where we come in! Elite Destination Homes proudly presents Casa Big Sur, a 9,000 square foot paradise overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean and the breathtaking southern coast of Costa Rica, including the natural Whale Tail at Marino Ballena National Park.

The Green Season

As mentioned above, the green season lasts from May to mid-December. Rain totals in Dominical Costa Rica are significantly lower than other tropical regions with rain totals barely reaching into the teens (inches) during May, June, July, and November. The green season weather patterns are easily foreseeable: each sunny morning will likely be followed by an hour or two of rain and a calm evening. Most seasoned tourists take these free hours to cook an elaborate lunch in their chef’s kitchen or make full use of the many onsite luxuries at Casa Big Sur, like our fully-equipped gym, Jacuzzi tubs, and covered balconies.

Reasons to Visit During Green Season

There are dozens of reasons to visit the stunning shores of Dominical Costa Rica during the offseason. Firstly, most lodging options, Elite Destination Homes included, offer incredible savings during the green season. Casa Big Sur is heavily discounted from May to mid-November! Save big by visiting during this beautiful “off-season.” Secondly, because tourists believe that Costa Rica is a sloppy wetland during the green season, the country is significantly uncrowded. You’ll be able to visit whatever you want and go wherever you want without being bogged down by long lines, congested roads, and crowded beaches. Lastly, the surrounding rainforest and mountainous countryside comes to life with genuinely stunning flora and fauna.

Luxury Vacation Home Rental

Casa Big Sur is genuinely a one-of-a-kind vacation experience on the scenic southwestern coast of Costa Rica. This tropical paradise sleeps ten and sits on nine secluded acres of lush forestry. The lavish outdoor infinity pool overlooks the awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean and 60 miles of coastline. Nearly every window inside this palace opens out to the vast jungle or sky blue ocean. Spend your mornings with a cup of award-winning Costa Rican coffee on one of the valley-view ensuite terraces before sunbathing on a nearby beach. You won’t see another soul at Casa Big Sur because it’s perfectly situated on a secluded cliffside. After you’re finished admiring the world-class craftsmanship of the home, explore the surrounding region with days filled with hiking, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Take advantage of our green season discounts in beautiful Dominical Costa Rica by dialing 1-651-389-3843 or visiting our meticulously detailed website.