Surfers, beach-bums, and yogis find their utopia on Playa Dominical’s shores. Enticing visitors from every corner of the world with her charming tangle of wilderness, constantly warm waters, and laid-back atmosphere, this world renowned beach is the perfect place for both a relaxing and adventurous vacation.
Perhaps there is one activity every visitor that crosses her shores must do: surf. Known specifically for its near perfect surfing conditions by avid surfers worldwide, Playa Dominical is suited to both the advanced and the beginner. It’s the perfect place to get started, and the perfect place to catch the best waves. Not to mention, it seems to be a rare find among tourists, meaning you won’t have to fight to get your spot on the wave.
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New to Costa Rica or prefer to have a catered vacation? You can’t get much better than Dominical Waverider.
WaveRider Surf Lessons For Beginner & Intermediate
Surfcamp is an incredible way to get high quality, individualized surf lessons from professionals. You can customize your package and schedule to receive daily surf lessons, in either a personal or group setting.
Group lessons last around 2 ½ hours and include the surfboard, a professional instructor, a rashguard, fresh fruit, beverages, and transportation. There will usually be three people per instructor, and lessons are open to any age and level.
The instructors are professional and easy-going. You can rest assured knowing you’re in good hands, as they are all certified lifeguards. You will learn everything from swimming etiquette to how to stay safe to how to handle your gear. By the end of your first lesson, you will be up and riding your first wave!
Whether you’re just starting off, or want to polish up those skills, there is no better way than through these professionals.
Advanced Surf Tours
For the advanced surfers, WaveRider offers daily surf tours, as well as epic three-day surf tours. Your guides are avid surfers who know the ins-and-outs of surfing in Costa Rica. If you’re new to the area, it will be hard to know the best places and times for surfing. These knowledgeable and fun instructors will be with you along the way showing you tips and tricks so you can spend less time planning and more time on the waves.
Choose which tour you want with several beaches in the area as an option: Playa Dominical, Uvita, Ojachal, Playa Hermosa, Jaco, Pavones, and Matapalo. All tours will provide you with transportation, and price varies by location. The three-day tour will provide you with transportation, and beach front accommodation.
Surf Packages & Retreats
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WaveRider offers five unique surf packages, as well as, customizable packages and retreats. Each of their packages is suited to your unique preference and includes beachfront accommodations and transportation to all activities.
3 Example Tours:
–The Namaste Ride is a women’s only package that provides you with daily surf lessons and daily yoga. This package is full of several benefits, including daily breakfast, one full body message, one body treatment, guided waterfall tours and guided nature tours.
–The Stoked Ride is for those most excited to hit the waves. It includes daily serve lessons, a guided sightseeing tour, the opportunity to swim in beautiful waterfalls, and a canopy zip line tour, among several other benefits.
–The Endless Ride tour is for families or groups of friends. Among the guided nature tours and waterfall swims, you’ll receive daily surf lessons, and you can choose one of their guided tours offered in this package. Your family or group will stay in a beautiful, spacious private home with a personal chef, pool, and hot tub. You can hear the ocean from your bedroom window, and wildlife and beautiful jungle will surround you.
And So Much More
Playa Dominical’s key location makes it the perfect destination for your Costa Rican vacation. Dominical is within a 30-minute drive to most of the Southern Zone’s best cities and attractions. You can arrange with WaveRider for transportation to and from many of the best tours in the area. Nearly everything you can think of is found within this 30-minute radius, including water rafting, waterfall repelling, nature hikes, animal sanctuaries, the best whale watching, jet skiing. You name, it’s here.
Everyone who passes through Playa Dominical is glad they did. You will surely find your niche in this paradise. Surfers all around the world think of Dominical fondly as one of the best surfing spots on the face of this Earth. You won’t have to worry about fighting tourists for a spot on the wave here; Dominical’s shores rarely see a crowd.