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Dominical or Tambor

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Dominical or Tambor

Traveling in early November. Which would be the better area to get the flavor of costa rica

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1. Re: Dominical or Tambor

Of the 2 my choice would be Dominical.

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2. Re: Dominical or Tambor

It depends on what you are looking for. Tambor is on the beach, Dominical is very mountainous, both are very nice, but different. Tambor is really rural natural Costa Rica, and there are several very nice villages nearby. Dominical has allot more tourist development along the road....it really depends on what kind of atmosphere you are looking for...between the 2 I would chose Tambor

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If beaches are what you are looking for, the coast north and south of Dominical has some very diverse beaches that range from miles of sandy deserted beaches just to the north, dependable surfing in Dominical, smaller surf just south at Playa Dominicalito, the Whales Tail at Ballena Marine National Park where the beach at low tide goes perpendicular to the shore out into the ocean with water on both sides. Further south Playa Ventanas has caves you can explore at low to mid-tide right on the beach. And yes, if you tire of the beaches then the mountains are right there for hiking, horseback rides to waterfalls and just enjoying the coastal scenery from above plus sunsets that can be spectacular. Except for active volcano's and strong winds, the area has just about everything that Costa Rica has to offer so it is not a good place to wind surf or kiteboard.

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We just booked. Have you heard of Casa Ramon in Dominical?

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5. Re: Dominical or Tambor

Get ready for some good old rain at either place..

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Isn't that near the end of the green season?

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7. Re: Dominical or Tambor

Casa Ramon is located in Puerto Nuevo, it is not Dominical, but it is close, probably 15 minutes to Dominical.

I have heard that this place is really nice, it is quite.

The green season in Casa Ramon web side said is from April 16 To December 18.

The weather there is rain normally , but the weather in Costa Rica change for differents circumstances.

If i were you, i will prefer Dominical because you have many options for visit, I am agree with Dave, also you can visit Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Uvita.

At Uvita is located the Marino Ballena National Park. Dominical is for surfing, Manuel Antonio is really nice too.

Tambor is a rural place but there you only have a little options. In both places you need a car.

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Early November weather is at the beginning of the transition from the afternoon/evening rains to the dry period with the transition usually becoming more evident mid-month to Thanksgiving (US). As is with most of the"rainy" season, we typically wake up to blue skies with the rain starting about 3 pm. If there are any late hurricanes meandering around the Caribbean, they draw moisture form the Pacific side and can create incredible rainfall amounts. Three years ago we received 124 inches of rain in 8 days at the beginning of November that people who grew up in the area said was about a 25 to 30 year-type occurrence. Due to landslides, rivers taking out the coastal highway in at least two places, the general area was isolated for about 4 days with the only way to get out was from the regional airports (if you could get to them). Like significant snow storms in North America, it changed the routine for many and was amazing to experience. With all of this said, be sure to bring your sunscreen because you will need it.

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