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Uvita, Costa Rica

Uvita, Costa Rica

The region of the Osa canton in which Uvita is located has gained popularity among travelers over the last 5 years with an assortment of accommodation options popping up along the lush coastline and coastal mountain range. With so many choices, planning your time here can be a task in itself. Our goal is for the information to be accessible and clear, helping you plan your time in the Uvita area and making it a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Why Visit Uvita

Uvita and its surrounding areas — Dominical, Bahia Ballena, Playa Ballena, and Ojochal — are all located in the Costa Ballena region of Costa Rica, a gorgeous setting where mountains meet the sea, and the green of the jungle meets the blue of the sky. There are plenty of hotels in Uvita, as well as a variety of restaurants, and tours and activities to enjoy — including but not limited to:

  • ATV tours
  • Birdwatching
  • Canyoning
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
  • Zip-lining

This area is a peaceful, tranquil, environmentally-conscientious corner of Costa Rica that will appeal to people who love to be outdoors and experience staggering natural beauty. Also, if you are looking to relax and simplify your life for a while, you are sure to find just that in the Uvita area.

Recent Blog Posts

Visiting Uvita In The Rainy Season

Costa Rica is a very tropical and lush country, and the rainy season in Costa Rica, which is what keeps the country so green for the remaining half of the year, could be considered a natural phenomenon. For a few months of the year, a large portion of Costa Rica sees torrential downpours, sometimes lasting […]

Grocery Stores In Uvita

There are two grocery stores in Uvita, both belong to the BM chain. There is the BM in Uvita proper — next to the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), which used to be La Corona grocery store; and there is the BM just outside of Bahia Ballena, next to the Restaurant Marino Ballena and across […]

Cool-off At The Uvita Waterfall

When you’ve taken in a few too many rays or you’ve surfed one too many waves at the Whale Marine National Park, head inland and cool off in one of the waterfalls, rivers, streams, or natural freshwater pools. Uvita is surrounded by mountains and rivers, which makes for the formation of countless waterfalls and natural […]

Learning To Surf At Playa Chaman

Playa Chaman, located just south of Punta Uvita is one of the best places for learning to surf in the Uvita area. It is also suitable for intermediate and can be fun for advanced surfers as well. Why Is Playa Chaman A Good Place For Learning To Surf? Playa Chaman (Playa La Colonia) is such […]

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