Uvita

For a less crowded beach vacation, Uvita may be the ideal location. Sitting 11 miles (17 km) south of Dominical along Coastal Highway 34 (Costanera Sur), this tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled, serene atmosphere. With palm trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense Pacific sun, it may seem surreal that this environment is as uncorrupted as it is. It won't stay like this forever though, conditions will one day change and the secret of the Bahia Ballena will be out.

Uvita Best Things to Do

Snorkeling Marino Ballena , Costa Rica
Snorkeling Marino Ballena Uvita

Snorkel amongst the Pacific Ocean's crystal blue waters and spot a colorful array of marine life in the Marino Ballena National Park on this 2 hour tour.

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Marino Ballena Sea Kayaking Tour, Costa Rica
Marino Ballena Sea Kayaking TourUvita

On this active tour of Marino Ballena National Park, you’ll get to visit a popular snorkeling spot and have a fun kayaking cruise around the coastline. This excursion comes with great views and the chance to see colorful wildlife.

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Area Guide

Going for a long leisurely walk along the beach is a beloved activity for all. The waters are excellent for swimming, snorkeling and diving offshore. At low tide make sure to visit Punta Uvita to the south of town, just be sure to consult with a tide chart so that you can make it back safely.

During the months of May to October, it may be possible to witness olive Ridley and Hawksbill sea turtles coming ashore to nest. A great place to watch this occur is inside the protected area of Marino Ballena National Park, located just to the south. It is even possible to watch majestic Humpback whales migrate through the waters just offshore between the months of December and April.

Playa Uvita is a great white sand beach, perfect for swimming and surfing. Kayak tours are offered to check out the wealth of mangroves and estuaries surrounding Uvita. There are many gorgeous waterfalls nearby, some of which have been described by tourists as being the best in the country. Horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling and hiking finish off the list of favorite activities found here.

Feedback From Travelers

Lovely and calm little town, amazing for nature lovers

- SARA G, JUL 2019

We really enjoyed relaxing on the boat and whale watching for the day. We also visited Las Ventanas Beach and thoroughly loved our time there!

- LAUREN N, JAN 2019

Beautiful, not much touristy, seems like limited activities in the area. Long road trips due to mountainy single lane roads

- KAVITA J, DEC 2018