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Getting Around: Taxis tend to congregate in front of the soccer field. If you need a car, Solid Rental Car ((tel) 2787-0111; http://solidcarrental.com) will arrange drop-off and pickup at any area hotel.

Special Events: Each year, this area hosts the Envision Festival ★★★ (www.envisionfestival.com), a 3-day celebration of art, music, and dance, that’s a little bit like Burning Man in the tropics. The festival usually takes place in late February or early March.

Village Layout: Dominical is a small village on the banks of the Río Barú. The village is to the right after you cross the bridge (heading south) and stretches out along the main road parallel to the beach. As you first come into town, you’ll see the small Pueblo del Río shopping center dead ahead of you, where the road hits a “T” intersection. On your left is the soccer field and the heart of the village. To the right, a road heads to the river and up along the riverbank. If you stay on the Costanera Highway heading south, just beyond the turnoff into town is a little strip mall, Plaza Pacífica, with a couple of restaurants, a pharmacy, a bank, and a grocery.

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.