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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Waves, currents and riptides in Dominical are very strong and many people have drowned here (don’t smoke and swim!). Watch for red flags (which mark riptides), follow the instructions of posted signs and swim at beaches that are patrolled by lifeguards.

In addition, because of the heavy-duty party crowd Dominical is attracting, there is a burgeoning drug problem and some of the bars can get a little rough at night.