Dominical, Costa Rica – Road, Surfing, Hospital, Festival, Development

Dominical used to be one of those Costa Rican coastal villages that was the talk of surfers and travelers that managed to disregard their GPS settings. However, that started to change in the mid 2000s when private enterprises started to promote the kick-back town as Costa Rica's newest and hottest tourist attraction. Dominical is unique because it has mountains rising behind and around it, … [Read more...]

Paving Starting On Costa Rica’s Coastal Highway From Quepos to Dominical

A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are taken just a couple of days ago of a very tiny portion of the newly-paved 44 km (27 mile) stretch of the Costa Rica's coastal highway (Costañera Sur) leading south from Quepos to Dominical. It's been a long time coming, but at last this major public works project is not only well underway, but about 75% completed. Some of the major and … [Read more...]

Costa Rica Lifeguard Service

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, "How safe are Costa Rica's beaches?" And having been a competition swimmer, driver, surfer, and former lifeguard in San Diego, my answer is three questions, "How good of a swimmer are you?" and "Can you spot a rip current and  how to get out of one?" Since about the early eighties when US surfers discovered the unreal wave action in Costa Rica, … [Read more...]