Dominical Getting Around
The town of Dominical consists of two main dirt roads lined with hotels, restaurants, bars, corner stores and surf shops. Everything in town is in walking distance, so forget about the rental car for a few days and enjoy walking around this lazy beachside village.
However, if you want to visit Ballena National Marine Park and its series of beaches, Nauyaca Waterfall, or, you want to drop in on Ojochal for some of the best dining Costa Rica has to offer, then we suggest you rent a vehicle. Everything runs along Route 34, the coastal highway, making it easy to get around.
Public buses run every two to three hours between Dominical and San Isidro, costing less than a $1: 7:00 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; 1.5 hours. Departs two blocks south of the church – look for the bus stop. Transportes Blanco Tel. 2771-4744 . Buses between Dominical, Uvita and other southern destinations are much less frequent and not very reliable.
Dominical doesn't have any official taxi company; however, there are two locals running taxis in town. They charge based on the meter, but we suggest you negotiate the fare before you get into the taxi, or, at least make sure they turn on the meter to make sure they get the best deal. Also, they charge for pick-up, so make sure you really want a taxi before you give them a call. His name is Mainor Vargas (aka Gilligan) these are cell phone numbers so they are miss and hit (8847-0231 or 8317-4089).
Dominical – San Isidro $50
Dominical – Marino Ballena National Park $30
San Jose Airport – downtown Dominical $200
Dominical – Jaco $130
Dominical - Quepos $70
Quepos airport – Dominical $60
Dominical – Dominicalito soccer field $6 - $8
Dominical - Sierpe $100