If you take an easy one-hour bus from Manuel Antonio, you’ll find yourself in the cute, developing beach town of Dominical. We arrived in the midst of a local surf competition and sat watching the surfers for hours on end; it appears the perfect beach for beginner and intermediate surfers alike. I wanted to go to Dominical for one reason and one reason only though: Flying Trapeze. A friend of mine, Jonathon Conant, decided to move to Costa Rica and open a Trapeze rig in town and I just had to check it out. If you’re looking for something unique and exciting, Flying Trapeze with Jonathon, Daniel, and Lizzy cannot be missed!
Airborne Arts is located about 40 minutes outside of Dominical in the hills of Costa Rica – and the vista is absolutely stunning. We were guests of Jonathon and got a sneak peak at the retreat center, and all I can say is WOW! The view of the valley in front of the house, Manuel Antonio in the distance, and the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica (made up of seven waterfalls, each with an oasis to swim in) are bound to leave you breathless. Rise with the sun, taking in the sounds of toucans and howler monkeys nearby before beginning your day of aerials, hiking, and outdoor adventure.
Airborne Arts has been beautifully decorated with local, artisan wood cabinets and decor; listening to Jonathon describe what it will look like when finished has me sitting on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t recommend this retreat enough, and I myself intend to return as a customer in the near future.
**Special thanks to Jonathan for kindly hosting me and providing me with some photographs. As always, all opinions are my own.