Dominical Services & Facilities
You'll probably be able to find what you need among Dominical's assortment of corner stores and mini-marts, but just to be sure, you're better off getting what you need before visiting (unless it's sunscreen, chips or beer).
Local cell phones work in the Dominical area, but reception's not great. You can buy a cellphone and SIM chips with a prepaid card for about $40.
Several restaurants, bars and hotels offer patrons free wireless service.
Cash traveler's checks, exchange money or use the ATM at Banco de Costa Rica, Dominical's only bank. You'll find it across the highway, just past past Dominical's primary entrance after the Baru River. Three more banks can be found in Uvita, ten miles farther south on the Route 34. All have ATMs for cash withdrawals.
There is a full-service gas station one mile north of Dominical, on the road toward Quepos. Several others can be found near Uvita and Ojochal.
The closest major hospitals are found in Quepos and San Isidro del General. Several doctors operate out of Dominical, and a private clinic in Pueblo del Rio offers non-emergency care and minor surgery (Tel. 2787-0129 or 8865-4064). For all major emergencies, dial 911. Dominical also has several dental offices and a chiropractic clinic with bilingual staff.