The park’s territory – most of which is stretches across the ocean rather than the land – is the site of the largest coral reef along Central America’s Pacific coast. Understandably, it is a spectacular place to scuba dive, snorkel, or swim. Furthermore, the park’s waters host migrating humpback whales from December to April, providing visitors with an excellent opportunity to see these beautiful creatures. Uvita is about a mile away (2 km), a slow-paced and tranquil town that sits along the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Its beach is clean and its waters are blue, making it an ideal place to relax. Kayak tours of the nearby mangroves and estuaries are popular, as are horseback rides and hikes to the area’s waterfalls.
Cabinas Los Laureles is a comfortable and basic hotel set under a mile from the beach and only 10 minutes from the Marino Ballena National Park. Accommodations consist of both cabins and individual rooms, all of which are stocked with new beds and private hot water bathrooms. Wood-paneled walls make for a pleasant, natural décor, and private balconies provide guests with a wonderful place to relax in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Cabanas Los Laureles also invites guests that travel with tents to camp on their ample property.
The staff at Cabinas Los Laureles gets accolades for being extra friendly and helpful. They will make you feel at home and can recommend tours or activities if you’re looking for something to do. Breakfast is offered daily – although not included in the price of a room – and free wireless internet is available throughout the property.