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:
- Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
- Corcovado National Park
- Finca 6
- Marino Ballena National Park
- Nauyaca Waterfalls
- Parque Reptilandia
- Sierpe Mangrove
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.
- Beach life: swimming, sunbathing, and sandcastle building
- Horseback riding: Nauyaca Waterfalls and Rancho La Merced
- Kayak and SUP tours
- Snorkeling at Cano Island (full-day boat trip)
- Surf lessons on Dominical Beach
- Waterfalls: Cascada Pavon, Nauyaca Waterfalls, and Uvita Waterfall
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.
- American: Bar Jolly Roger
- Asian: Phat Noodle
- Brewpub: Fuego Brew Co.
- Healthy: Cafe Mono Congo
- Japanese: Dominical SUSHI
- Latin: Cafe Ensueños
- Quick bite: El Pescado Loco
- Seafood: Por Que No?
- Tacos: Del Mar Taco Shop
Luxury Homes in Costa Rica: Casa Big Sur
Elite 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.