Dominical Vacation Rentals

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Make Dominical your next getaway

Imagine an oceanfront paradise with sun-kissed beaches, perfect waves, prime fishing, and a variety of incredible outdoor adventures all accessible just beyond the front door of your vacation home. Welcome to Dominical, a Pacific Coastal town located in the Bahía Ballena de Osa District of the Puntarenas Province in Costa Rica.

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Popular amenities for Dominical vacation rentals

Dog-friendly Internet Pool
Canto del Mar #20
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Canto del Mar #20 - Dominical, Pu

$234 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Canto Del Mar #13
2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 5 (4 Adults Max)

Canto Del Mar #13 - Dominical, Pu

$255 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Edge of the World
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 10 (8 Adults Max)

Edge of the World - Dominical, Pu

$241 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Casa La Cascada
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Casa La Cascada - Dominical, Pu

$292 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Guapil #10
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Guapil #10 - Dominical, Pu

$347 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)

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Recent Dominical guest reviews

Nestled into the side of a mountain, this property was at first tricky to find but it was so worth it. We saw a flock of toucans and tons of native birds, animals we had never seen… and wonders all around. There was a hummingbird nest right by the pool. Perfect observation point for nature, with super easy access to Dominical and the beach, as well as popular tourist attractions such as Catarata Nauyaca and Manuel Antonio. We loved the little town of Dominical and the beaches were pristine and perfect for surfing. Be sure to check out Del Mar Taco and La Persela, nearby restaurant where the monkeys visit while you are eating.
Martin T. | Jun 2024
The house had a great view and was the perfect size for our family. It had all the amenities in good working order and we felt comfortable the moment we entered. We’d definitely rent again.
Frank H. | Jun 2024
We loved our stay here! The house was great for our family of 4. The pool was a wonderful way to relax in the high heat and humidity of the rainy season. We enjoyed our time relaxing on the deck hammocks and watching the wildlife go. Monkeys, Toucans, and Parrots were easily spotted. Would definitely recommend as a place to enjoy Costa Rica.
Sean B. | May 2024
Dominical vacation rental FAQ

Yes. 19 of our Dominical vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Dominical vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Dominical team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Dominical, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Professional cleaning

Getting to Dominical

Like Jacó, it's neighbor on the coast, Dominical has recently transformed into a popular tourist destination, access has become easier with ground transportation delivering guests from various points on the map. If traveling down from Quepos (about 30 miles north), the journey by car can take about an hour. Trips up from the south usually originate in Palmar Sur (home of the Palmar Sur Airport) and follow one of the nicest roads in the entire country. Alternatively, daily, low-cost shuttles can be hired from the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose, about 100 miles away. This four- to six-hour trip will take you through dense forests, along mountain ridges, and across picturesque river valleys - all the fantastic sights you probably want to see anyway!

Things to do in Dominical

While many head to Dominical to sunbathe on the beaches and enjoy a quiet and well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the big city, a number of visitors make the journey to experience first-hand one of the most exciting surfing destinations in Central America. Playa Dominical offers one of the largest waves in the entire country making it very appealing to experienced surfers from around the world, several of whom have actually retired to the area!

Those up for a challenge can brave the barreling waves, while others may want to take things slow and start with a class or two. Dominical is home to several surf shops and camps to help you get up and stay on your board!

If you choose to stay close to town, there are a number of restaurants and bars including Cafe Mono Congo right on the Baru River for Costa Rican specialties (and excellent WiFi), Phat Noodle for delicious Thai food, and the Del Mar Taco Shop for comida delicioso!

Day trips from Dominical

Head out on the water for inshore or deep sea fishing trips arranged through local charter companies. Try your hand at landing a number of local varieties including Dorado, Marlin, Red Snapper, Sailfish, and even Tuna! Or make arrangements for a whale watching tour and keep your eyes out for migrating humpback whales.

With lush jungles, rushing rivers, and mountains all close at hand, visitors can book rafting excursions, hikes to impressive caves and spectacular plunging waterfalls, as well as find excitement on a treetop zip line tour. And just five miles outside of town, be sure to visit the Reptile Park, a family-friendly zoo specializing in local snakes, frogs, and lizards!

Escape to the beachfront town of Dominical, a Costa Rican surfer's paradise, and enjoy it all from one our spectacular vacation rentals.