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Our family of 4 (including two teens) stayed at Pura Vida during the green season and we all agreed that it was the single best vacation we've ever taken as a family. What we loved about this villa: The location (Dominical isn't touristy at all...yet the restaurants and attractions were top-rate.) The pool (and having it partly covered meant that we could swim even at mid-day). The wildlife (we saw more monkeys and toucans in our yard than we did on our tour of the national parks :) The price (we looked at many choices and I'm convinced this is the best-value villa on the southern pacific coast.) Couple this with the smart & considerate British owner (who's available to help but also allows his guests complete privacy) and we are ready to return.

Southern Hope (United States)

Property: Casa Pura Vida

Date of Stay Jun 30 2012

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Southern Hope

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Vacation Villas in the the Southern Pacific area of Costa Rica

We list a collection of the best vacation rentals in one of the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica. Each house is individual and privately owned. All the properties have high standards of maintenance and been designed for outdoor living in a tropical paradise.

This website has a selection of vacation rentals in Dominical which includes the surrounding areas in the foothills hills and mountains of Escaleras, Dominicalito and lagunas, most are only ten minutes drive away from the surrounding beaches. We also have villas in the coastal town of Uvita, which are also just a stones throw from the beaches. The coastline is mountainous which gives our clients stunning coastline views. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Uvita whales tail, Osa peninsular, Caño Island and white water breaking on beaches.

Vacation villas in Dominical

Dominical is located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica the area has some special characteristics that makes it a unique and attractive destination to the discerning traveller. The area has low impact tourism with no high-rise buildings or tourist traps and a small town atmosphere with helpful friendly people. The Ocean is always close and warm with numerous deserted unspoilt beaches most with easy access straight off the coastal highway. The coastline is picturesque with mountains covered in verdant green forests full of tropical wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas and a huge variety of birds, including Toucans, parrots and birds of prey.

Facilities in Dominical are ideal for family’s, couples and thrill seekers as it offers many varieties of adventures, activities and nature tours for all ages and tastes. For example hike in the forest and spot the wildlife, take a bout dolphin and whale watching in Ballena National Marine park, horseback riding to the 147 foot tiered Nauyaca waterfall, white water rafting from class II to class IV, zip ling, surfing for learners to experts, scuba & snorkeling, waterfall rappelling, visit Manuel Antonio National Park, the list goes on.

In the evenings you can choose from many restaurants that serve delicious local and international cuisine and visit one of the small intimate bars for you nightcap drink. Or simply relax as many visitors in your comfortable villa, sunbath on the deck next to the pool sipping your cocktails then take a dip in pool and take in the surrounding views and nature.

Renting a villa on the “Costa Ballena” the local name for the areas of Dominical to Ojochal has a unique mix of unspolit nature and the creature comforts of your own home. There are well stocked stores selling local and international products, banks with easy access to money at ATM’s, local vendors of freshly caught fish and incredible variety of tropical fruits and on Dominical beach you will find a small market selling locally made articles ideal for presents or remembrances.

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The website has been designed to be easy and intuitive just enter the dates, number of adults & children in the search box. If you have stayed with us before go to the quick find box and scroll down to the villa you are inquiring.

To get here

To get to Dominical is only a 125 miles or 201 km drive from San Jose international airport (Juan Santamaria) The drive is scenic through the gentle turns of on the newly constructed highway #27 which connects to the coastal highway #34 that passes through small towns over rivers, valleys and beaches with the forests accompany you the entire way. Direction with coordinates will be given on request from airport exit to the villa doorstep.

Come to Dominical if you don’t want just a vacation its an experience you won’t forget.

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