See Frommer’s Costa Rica Guide or any others about the Southern Pacific Region for even more wonderful suggestions.
Here on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, everything is at your fingertips. With the beautiful surf town of Dominical and the warm ocean only a 15 minute drive away, along with a natural park inland, Tierra Sagrada Retreat Center sits on the doorstep of every activity you can imagine here in Costa Rica.
This incredibly lush part of the world is home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna, making excursions from our property engaging and easily accessible. Enjoy a horseback ride to the nearby Nayaca waterfall or take a hiking tour through the local countryside with our very own guide. The local Guabo river also provides excellent adventure through rafting and kayaking tours, allowing guests to take in the landscape from a completely new perspective.
Allow Tierra Sagrada to create the perfect itinerary for you and your retreat group to experience the magic of the area and more of Costa Rica.
Horseback riding to Nayaca Waterfall
Take an unforgettable half-day adventure on horseback during your time in Costa Rica. This tour through the jungle ends at the extraordinary Nayaca waterfall with time to swim and lounge. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, climb up the rocks and jump into the shimmering green waters from a height! Featuring a stop at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch, this excursion is not to be missed.
Surfing in Dominical
Dominical has become a surfing mecca, with people traveling from all around the world to catch waves in the beautiful Costa Rican waters. With the town offering classes and rentals to those who are new to surfing, this is a great place to practice getting up on the board for the first time or the 100th time. Enjoy the warmth of the Pacific Ocean and immerse yourself in the delightful culture of riding waves.
Exploring Dominical is a great evening activity to escape the heat of the day. There are many boutiques as well as a diverse selection of cafes and restaurants capable of meeting any dietary needs. Catch the sunset and take a dip in the ocean to cap off the perfect day after a stroll through town. If you are in Dominical during the busy high season, there is a beachfront market featuring locally made goodies and gifts.
Poza Azul Waterfall
Take a quick drive south to Dominicalito and find the Pozu Azul waterfall, the sweetest spot for a refreshing and energizing dip. Swim in the emerald green water, bathe in the flowing water, scramble along the rocks, or simply relax and enjoy the atmosphere by choosing your own spot for a few quiet moments.
Manuel Antonio National Park (Costa Rican Riviera)
No trip to Costa Rica is complete without a visit to Manuel Antonio or the Costa Rican Riviera. Only 45 short minutes away by car, this lovely town is full of restaurants and cafes with incredible ocean views, local shops, and delightful places to stay. Whether before or after your time at Tierra Sagrada, this destination is a wonderful getaway.
Las Ventanas Beach
Enjoy a spectacular beach perfect for swimming, lounging, and watersports. Featuring a network of caves that you can explore during low tide, this is truly a hidden treasure in Puntarenas. Locals flock to this beach on the weekends, making it a great place to get the local scoop on other not to be missed activities.
Local Jungle Excursion and Hiking
The local flora and fauna surrounding Tierra Sagrada makes for a jungle paradise, ideal for exploring. Enjoy a day or half-day excursion into the lush, tropical hills, led by an expert guide. Immerse yourself in nature and experience the local wildlife up close as you come across monkeys, toucans, and stunning song birds. Emerge into the countryside, complete with stunning views as you take in the magical land that is Costa Rica.
Guabo River Adventure
Located only a 10 minute drive down the mountain is the magical Guabo River. With a collection of perfect swimming pools and large, sunny rocks, this is the ideal place to spend an afternoon lounging and swimming in nature.
Visit San Isidro, a great small city, especially the Thursday Farmer’s Market (45 minutes away), or even closer ones to us.
The Dominical farmers market is truly a high-vibe way to spend some time. Featuring goodies, art and gifts created by local craftsman, you are sure to find something to taste or take home with you. With live music weaving through the stalls, it is a little festival each time. Located right off the main street and Cafe Mono Congo, it only adds to the wonderful vibe in Dominical.
Real estate opportunities, whether for vacation or all-year living, along with many farms for sale. Wonderful investment potentialities.