Surrounding Area


Dominical is one of the choice gems of the Pacific Coast. The incredible balance of sand, sea and mountains makes Domical a destination worth traveling to. It has clockwork sunsets with a fiery glaze, and dark volcanic sands that warm the ocean to balmy temperatures. Moments away from the beach are pools of fresh water and natural waterfalls that cascade down the mountainside. Dominical sits on the Pacific Ocean and is bordered to the north by the Río Barú, a fresh water river that runs from the mountains into the ocean. creating a rushing current that you can find and track as you walk along the beach. To the east 3000-foot mountains create a cloud forest, and to the south dark volcanic ash creates coffee colored beaches and coves. Since the main part of the town of Domical is set slightly back from the beach, it seems to magically disappear as you drift into the water, leaving only the tall beach palms and mangroves surrounded by fertile green hills to guide you along the coastline.
The international surfing community has known Dominical for many years. It became a destination in the early seventies by a group of spirited and dedicated surfers, and because of its consistently good waves Dominical has steadily gained in popularity over the last 30 years. The town has become a haven for surfers, with local restaurants offering "Starving Surfer" specials and nonstop surf videos. The unusual conditions of the beach give the surf its size, dependability and the gentle run off and white water splash that also make it perfect for learning. The wave is a beach break with a twist that originates from the mouth of the Río Barú to the north. The river empties out of the mountains to the east and deposits sediments that form into a sand bar that spreads like a pair of sleepy rabbit ears north and south of the mounth. Only recently have people discovered and been attracted by its natural beauty. Not more than fifteen years ago the only buildings to be found were a few dilapidated fishing huts built by local fishermen. Since then the town has grown to over 700 permanent residents with a number of small beachfront restaurants, bars and cabins. Even with the emergence and growth of the town, it is possible to walk from one end of Dominical to the other in less than ten minutes.
The area surrounding Dominical, especially to the south, is almost completely unpopulated. Because of this, the area is full of hundreds of different species of exotic animals including; three different types of toucans, giant green and red iguanas, all four types of native monkeys, parrots of all sizes and hues, three toed sloths and various small cats such as jaguarondis and montegordos.

There are two national reserves in the immediate area, and three more only an additional hour and a half away (Manuel Antonio National Park, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island National Preserve) . To the south is the country's underwater national park, Marino Ballena. Here it is possible to see a pristine underwater world with scores of multi-colorful marine creatures, coral reefs and jagged, ash black, volcanic rocks and tide pools. In a country full of beautiful views, lush landscapes, tropical attractions, and cloud forests, Dominical has the perfect balance between walking on soft sand or hiking along fresh water streams.

Potoo kitchen at Manu villas and Spa vacation rental

Vacation Rental Property

Welcome to Manu villas

Manu Villa Rental Dominical caters to individuals who value an authentic encounter with nature. Hidden among 30 acres of lush tropical rain forest, four luxury vacation villas are situated on a small mountain ridge with expansive Pacific Ocean views stretching from Manuel Antonio Park in the north to the southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. Each villa for rent comes with a private pool, fully equipped kitchen, organic linens, ocean views, tropical breezes, and the rain forest at your doorstep.

The Pavilion at Manu villas and Spa vacation rental

Sleeps & # of Bedrooms

Manu vacation rental features 3 residences on 30 acres overlooking the pacific ocean from manuel Antonio in the North to the Osa peninsula in the south. Bosque en el Cielo can sleep up to 8 guests, the Bali style Pavilion can accommodate 6 persons and the Potoo is very romantic for two.

The Pavilion Living room at Manu villas vacation rental

Services Offered

Prices for Tour's (only in combination with villa rental)

Corcovado National Park USD 105,- / person
Cano Island USD 105,- / person
Offshore Fishing Trip (5 people max) USD 600,- / boat
Nauyaka Waterfall Tour USD 50,- / person
Kayaking the Mangroves USD 50,- / person
Surfing Lessons USD 65,- / person
Kayak and Snorkel at Ballena USD 65,- / person

Prices for extra maid and laundry service
Cleaning the house and laundry USD 35,- / day

Prices for massages
One hour Massage USD 65,- / hour
Massage Package (Three massages one hour each) USD 120,- / package

Prices for chef service
Breakfast USD 15,- / person / day
Lunch USD 20,- / person / day
Dinner USD 35,- / person / day

Prices for driver with 4x4 car
Landcruser plus driver per week exclusive gasoline USD 950,- / week

Policies & Restrictions

Please inquire!

Starting at:
USD $280 per night
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