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March 2, 2020

Springtime Bliss Around Dominical

The winter holidays are in the bank, and you knocked it out of the park on Valentine’s Day.

A job well done.

Beaches in Dominical Costa RicaNow we head toward spring, sand in our toenails and wind through our hair, excited about the prospects of what the next few months will bring to southern Pacific Costa Rica.

Selecting the best month of the year in the Dominical and Uvita region is as uncomfortable as picking out a favorite Care Bear doll. You’d rather just love and embrace them all for their beauty and diversity, but that’s the easy way out when readers want answers.

We’ll just say this: March and April would have strong cases for the top spot in any year.

First and foremost, the majority of our March/April visitors come from places that have been pretty cold for several months. They are done with the freeze and instead want to belly-flop into the pool, swim and surf at the beach, and participate in tropical tours every couple days. During this season, the weather in Dominical and Uvita is ideal for those types of activities, with minimal rainfall, bright blue skies and cotton candy sunsets.

If you’re a surfer, the waves can be of high quality in March/April.

Surfing in Costa Rica

A majority of mornings will begin with offshore winds grooming the ocean, while a typical afternoon will feature calm and glassy conditions. Southern swells are consistent, producing waves from 3 to 6 feet on a regular basis in places like Dominical and Playa Hermosa. For those seeking something a little more calm, Dominicalito beach is a nice, local option for soothing waves.

The quality of adventure tours always tend to vary by season, but during this time of year ocean kayaking at Playa Ventanas can be a total thrill, as well as stand-up paddle lessons in the Baru River, ziplining and, for the true thrill-seekers, paragliding from the hills of Escaleras to Dominical beach. That flight is about 20 minutes in duration and offers some of the most outstanding cell-phone-to-Instagram footage imaginable.

While still considered the “high season” by most locals and expats, March/April sees a thinning of the crowds from the new year’s peak. Except, of course, during Easter (Semana Santa) when many Costa Ricans visit coastal towns for the holy week. There are festivals, live bands and community events at beaches throughout the country during Easter week.


Is March/April the best time to travel to Costa Rica?

We’re not picking favorites, but it certainly isn’t a bad time to visit! If you have any questions regarding a perfect luxury rental home for your next tropical vacation, please contact YouGetHere Property Management at [email protected].

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