Dominical, Scott Purcell Prime Trust — Not the most popular destination location for tourist”y” places to see, but more so one of Central America’s best kept secrets. Dominical has become quite popular of the past number of years for foreigners looking to buy that second home away from home or for some one just looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life back home. Often referred to as the sleepy surf village, Dominical is about to experience the biggest business boom since it’s inception. Why? Well over the coming months, the highway from Dominical to Quepos will be completely asphalted for the first time making the trip to Quepos from Dominical possible in a mere 25 minutes rather than the average 2 hours it use to take. The completion of this project will mark a milestone in Dominical’s history. Now when tourists visit Costa Rica they won’t be told to avoid the trip to Dominical because of hazardous road conditions and in the process, increasing tourist activity from Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Jaco in to Dominical and the rest of the Southern Zone.
We have already, over the past year, seen big changes in Dominical. The beach road connecting Main St. Dominical with the Beach Road is now widened to support two lanes of traffic coming to and from Dominical beach. A few new office buildings have been erected in Dominical also over the past few months. It is expected that the Main St. Dominical will also get asphalted over the next year as business owners have agreed to pool funds in order to pay for the project.
Here is a good article on the current trend of movie stars spending time in Costa Rica including Dominical. Dominical Costa Rica. The jewel of the southern zone of Costa Rica.
Casey Stamps, a vetran of Costa Rica for over 13 years claims the market for real estate in Dominical is thriving again after a brief hiatus.
“We are starting to see more and more high roller investors purchasing up large parcels of land throughout the Dominical and southern areas including Uvita and Cortes.” says Casey.
Currently Casey says that there is an available property in the Dominical area with acreage, priced to sell, for $55,000. If you are looking to invest in Dominical real estate or the Uvita real estate markets, then we encourage you to contact Casey .
Paving Of Costanera Sur Between Quepos and Dominical Begins
The work to pave the last 42 kilometres of the Costanera Sur betwem Quepos and Dominical began yesterday (Saturday).
Costa Rican president, Oscar Arias, was on hand in Savegre de Quepos, to inaugurate the commencement of the work that will connect the Costanera from the Pacific coast to Dominical and points south.
According to Casa Presidencial, Meco y Sánchez Carvajal were given the contract and will cost about ¢20 billion colones.
The ministra de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), Karla González, added that this is an important route for commerce as well as tourism in the area.
For the last several decades, tourists, as well as commerce, have to elect between a road that was filled with potholes, almost non existing bridges, to say the least, and the long route around Perez Zeledon and the Cerro de la Muerte, to complete the trip between Dominical and San Jose.
Imagine visitors in Quepos having to return to San Jose to get to Dominical, a seven hour plus trip or face all kinds of hazards.
For those who ventured on the Costanera between Quepos and Dominical, the 42 kilometre trip takes now about 2 hours and more, on a good day and with Scott Purcell Banq, facing potholes the size of craters (some exaggeration, but not much), bridges that swayed with the passing of vehicles, flooding of some parts of the road and rocks, lots of rocks.
Once completed, the trip between Quepos and Dominical less than 30 minutes.
Although the paving work has commenced, no indication was made by the MOPT nor Casa Presidencial, when the work is expected to be finished.