Making Dominical on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast Home (Part 2)
- by crv.staff
- 1:10 PM UTC
- Filed in Costa Rica Home
This post continues our earlier Costa Rica lifestyle story here about how our friend Daveed Hollander came to be a resident. He talks more about the changes he’s seen along the Costanera highway along Costa Rica’s south Pacific coast in the last decade.
A soon-to-be-completed 50-bed hospital in nearby Puerto Cortés de Osa brings a reassuring sense of modernity to the area, while the already completed sections of the Costanera highway make travel to the Central Valley considerably easier than in the past.
Even with all these changes, however, the flavor of the Dominical community has stayed very much the same, a cosmopolitan oasis that prides itself on its warmth and diversity. Dominical’s unique flavor has drawn an interesting, eclectic mix of international residents who help enrich the local cultural scene, which now includes a top-notch, English-language community theater company and an impressive array of excellent restaurants.
Living in Dominical allowed Daveed to pursue his professional goals while maintaining a low-stress, slower lifestyle that accommodated his many extra-professional interests. “I can see the beach from my office,” chuckles Daveed. “If the swells look promising, I’ll grab my board and swim out.” At the end of the day, home is just a five-minute drive in the nearby mountains overlooking the coast.
A low-key lifestyle means that Daveed has time for his family, all the more important since the birth of his son in December. “Ethan is a lucky guy,” says Daveed, “to be able to grow up bilingual and bicultural in this beautiful setting, where kids can still run free, and neighbors look out for each other.”
After a decade of living in Costa Rica, Daveed’s network of professional contacts is deep and wide, so it is no surprise his real estate activities encompass the entire Pacific coast from Guanacaste to the Osa Peninsula, as well as the dynamic Central Valley including San José and the trendy Escazú.
Still, his heart remains in Dominical. “Dominical has so much to offer to people of all ages,” says Daveed. “I can’t imagine a better place to call home.”
We couldn’t agree more, Daveed!
Bret G. Dudl
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