Cooling Off in Costa Rica is Easier Than You’d Imagine￼
Cooling off in Costa Rica is Easier Than You’d Imagine! The tranquil towns of the southern zone of Costa Rica enjoy some of the most desirable temperatures on our planet. Sure, we have our share of precipitation here in the rainforest, but the thermometer stays as consistent as the world-class waves and delightful ocean breezes. The warmest month of March clocks in at 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest month of November averages a lovely 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you plan to soak up some Vitamin D or relax under the shade of the cashew trees, here’s how to cool off while visiting our vacation rentals in Dominical.
Numero uno is hands down the healthiest option to hydrate your freshly bronzed beach bod. A long-time staple in the Costa Rican diet, Pipa Fria (Cold coconut juice) has so many health benefits that every organ and cell in your body will radiate Pura Vida after this refreshing reward from mother nature. You can get your hands on a cold coconut, freshly cracked, at most local beaches and also any market in the area. Get a few to go and stock the fridge at your vacation rental in Dominical.
Helado (Dairy-based ice cream)
If you manage to pull yourself away from the breathtaking ocean views at your Costa Rica vacation villa, and head to the town of Dominical, you’ll notice an old VW bus, about halfway down the mainstreet with an Iguana perched in the driver’s seat. Right across from this is the best stop for a REAL traditional ice cream. Brought to you by the local family that owns Suraza’s Restaurant, this sweet spot offers standard ice cream, banana splits, shakes and Batidos (smoothies).
Cocolado (Coconut-based Ice-Cream)
Another coconut-based option can be found at Mama Toucans, the healthy market near the entrance to Dominical. Cocolado is made from coconut milk for anyone looking for a vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free option. Made from all-natural premium ingredients, the flavor choices include Chocolate, Vanilla, Orange and Coffee Chocolate Chip to name a few. You’ll have to pay 10x more than the price of a Pipa-Fria but if you’re looking for a healthy middle ground between a plain coconut and dairy ice cream, this is the spot.
Sol Frozen Yogurt
A newer addition, at the entrance of Dominical, Sol Frozen Yogurt is stock-full of fancy frosty flavors. Pecan Praline, Cinnamon Bun and Honey Dew Melon are just a few. Their fro-yo is gluten free, fat free and full of health boosting probiotics. Aside from the mouth-watering menu, one of the best things about this shop is they will bring your order straight to you. No need to leave your lounge chair and umbrella! If you can’t send them a text, just look for the hero in the Sol T-Shirt. It’s definitely one of the coolest services around.
Iced-Coffee at Cafe Delicias
Everyone knows the coffee of Costa Rica is top-notch. If you’re missing your grande mocha frappuccino with extra whip and almond milk, dry your tears and head to Cafe Delicias for some of the best Iced Coffee concoctions on earth. Made with 100% organic Dota Coffee from their first-of-its-kind certified carbon-neutral facility, you’ll be buzzing from more than caffeine. Let us know in the comments if you agree that Dota is the “best gourmet coffee in the world.”
Mad Monkey Jugo Verde (Cold Pressed Green Juice)
After you’ve maxed out on Vitamin D, head to the most popular cafe in town, Mono Congo. Here you can get your hands on this most refreshing blend of vitamins and antioxidants. Made with ginger, spinach, celery, pineapple, cucumber, parsley, lettuce and mandarina, you’ll get your daily dose of Vitamin A, K and C. So skip your boring multi-vitamin and indulge in this vegan, sugar-free immunity booster instead. The popular green juice is made fresh every morning, but often sells out by noon. We recommend buying a few to take back to the breakfast nook of your luxury vacation rental in Uvita.
Six wonderful options for cooling off in Costa Rica, relaxing and soaking in the Pura Vida vibes. Your body will love you for it!