Dominical and Uvita Area Activities

Activity Suggestions

There are numerous outdoor adventure activities and tours to enjoy in the Dominical-Uvita area whether on vacation, part time, or full time resident.  Here are a few suggestions to help you get an idea of what is offered and where.  We can even help you find a vacation rental and even  book tours during your stay.

Hacienda Baru

Located within the Baru Reserve and just a few kilometers North of Dominical.  They offer a fun zip line tour with a guided nature hike first to show you some of the local flora and fauna.  They also offer an assortment of outdoor activities throughout the park such as; canopy platforms for nature viewing, countless hiking trails, and guided tours.

Don Lulu’s Nauyaca Falls Horseback Tour

A scenic horseback ride to and from the Nauyaca waterfall.  The meeting time is around 8am and is located just before Plantinillo.  About 12 to 15 minutes inland form Dominical and you will see a sign and parking area with the horses saddled and ready across the street.  Breakfast and lunch are included and served at Don Lulu’s house where there are some exotic animals for guests to view.  Recently raised to $60 per person.


Trip to Corcavado National Park

This is an amazing tour to the Corcavado National Park in the Osa Peninisule through the mangroves of Sierpe and then out to the ocean to the back entrance of the park.  Corcavado was called one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet by National Geographic.  The tour leaves from Sierpe at 8am, about 1 hour and 15 minutes South from Dominical, and gets back to the dock at around 4:30pm.  Lunch is included and there is a hike through the park, a beach stop, and tour through the mangroves for more wildlife viewing.

Sport Fishing

Offshore fishing charters out of Dominicalito, which is way more convenient than driving to Quepos or Sierpe.  Reservations can be made through Cuna del Angel, and they can also prepare some of your catch that evening at their gourmet Palapa Restaurant. 

Sail Fish caught off the coast of Dominical.

There are also plenty of sport fishing options out of Quepos and the new Pez Vela Marina and it is only 30 minutes North of Dominical.

ATV Tour

Ride four wheelers through the tropical mountains with picturesque views around each turn.  A numerous selection of off road trails the chose from and Yamaha 4X4 ATVs.  Beginners to experts welcome.

White Water Rafting

Enjoy the rush of rafting down class III and IV rapids on the Savegre River, Coto Brus River, and Guabo River.  Dominical Surf Adventures has daily tours for rafting along with kayaking and surf lessons.  The kayaking tours are to mangroves or to Playa Ventanas to explore tropical sea caves.  Located right in Dominical you can book a tour at their office across from San Clemente or go to the web site.

Parque Reptilandia

This is a reptile park on the way to Don Lulu’s and has animals from all over the world.  They have signs to indicate the turn and also offer private evening tours in order to see some of the nocturnal species.

There are also whale and dolphin watching boat tours, diving and snorkeling at Cano Island, surf board rentals, bird watching, hiking, walking and relaxing on numerous pristine beaches, and more!!  There is something for everyone in Dominical-Uvita and we look forward to sharing this beautiful area and all it has to offer with your family and friends!!