Let me put it this way - I am already looking for property in Dominical because I totally fell in love. My boyfriend and I just returned from Costa Rica where we stayed in Jaco (meh) and then for a week in Dominical at the Green Iguana Surf Camp. Dominical is a small surf town but the vibes there are wonderful. I literally woke up and went to bed smiling everyday. The staff at the Green Iguana Surf Camp really made our trip wonderful by taking us to the nearby beaches which are equally wonderful and showing us the ins and outs of Dominical. The people there are wonderful, the food is excellent, and the surf is perfect. I highly recommend Dominical to anyone who is looking for a smaller beach town in Costa Rica and if you are in need of surf lessons or boards, hit the Green Iguana Surf Camp up.
Places to check out/eat:
-The fruit stand on the side of the highway by the Rio Baru right before you get into the main town of Dominical. You can feed the white faced monkeys and pazotes...very cool.
-The soda/fruit stand on the main road. Great prices and excellent food and they serve up bomb fresh fruit and coconut water!
-Tortilla Flats has free wifi and bangin' food. Try the nachos!
-Iguanos Bar is off the main highway before you get to Dominical but the owner is a gem and he serves up nice refreshing drinks with a smile. He let us have Thanksgiving dinner there this year and it totally made our trip.
-River tubing down the Rio Baru was relaxing and beautiful. I highly recommend it for everyone. The Green Iguana Surf Camp can take care of you.
-The Refuge has the best burgers EVER! They are huge and delicious and you shouldn't miss them.