He named the hotel DiuWak, inspired by the indigenous Bribri language word DiuWak, meaning People of the Sun. This nasal language is still spoken by about 11,000 people in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica, and along the Panamanian border.
Ultimately, Hotel DiuWak is now an oasis in the middle of the town of Dominical, which has developed into a tourist destination attracting surfers, yogis and families alike. The expansive grounds, gardens, pond, large pool and common areas, as well as Tulu Restaurant provide rest and relaxation. Leave the property and walk a few yards to the beach, or head into town for shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
The town of Dominical attracts surfers for its powerful waves and laid down vibe. Additionally, the coastline offers much to see and do apart from hitting the waves.
Travel north for about 50 minutes and visit the most popular National Park in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio. Head south for about 15 minutes and the town of Uvita is the taking off point for whale watching, snorkeling, enjoy sports fishing and other seaside adventures.
Not all fun is to be had along the coast.
Head inland and explore the rivers and waterfalls that flow in the hills close to Dominical beach. Nauyaca Falls is probably the best known, its impressive layers of cascading water offer the perfect opportunity for a refreshing dip.
Visit our front desk and ask about all the tours in the area to complement your stay with us.