A host of beautiful private homes on the hillsides above Dominical regularly rent out rooms. Most come with several bedrooms and full kitchens, and quite a few have private pools. If you’re here for an extended stay and have a four-wheel-drive vehicle (a must for most of these), check in with Villas Alturas ★★ ((tel) 760/560-3903 in the U.S. or 2200-5440 in Costa Rica; www.villasalturas.com). 

As a popular surfer destination, Dominical has plenty of budget lodging. Some of the best choices are listed below, but if you’re really counting pennies, walk around and check out what’s currently available. You might find deals at the Montañas de Agua ((tel) 2787-0200; www.montanasdeagua.com), about a block and a half inland from the beach, across from Domilocos. Another nearby option includes the Antorchas Hostel ((tel) 2787-0307), which offers basic rooms very close to the beach. 

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.