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Whale Tail Uvita Marino Ballena National Park

In Costa Ballena, South Pacific Costa Rica, Uvita is developing by leaps and bounds. This multicultural community has become an important commercial and business center amid the most beautiful scenery.
You will find unique tours, sophisticated gourmet restaurants, and cozy eateries with typical food, hotels with all facilities, cabins, and eco-lodges with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as banks, supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, car repair shops, information centers, beauty salons, and real estate offices.
Once you settle at your place of choice, what are you planning on doing with so much sunshine and tropical beauty?

We suggest you explore!
Visit Marino Ballena, National Park. The famous Whale’s Tail is located at Punta Uvita, with a length of about 2296 feet and a width of 820 feet; it is the world’s third-largest sandbank. During the low tide, you can walk to its very end. Foreign tourists pay a $6 entrance fee to the park, and national visitors pay $2 (no cash accepted). Please save your receipt because you can use it on the same day to visit the Colonia and Ballena beaches further south.
Take a four-hour kayaking tour in the national park, you can paddle, swim, and snorkel along the coral reef, walk on the whale ́s tail and enter the mysterious world of the mangroves in Bahía. You can experience all the different ecosystems this unique marine park offers in one perfect tour.
Excellent surfing beaches are Hermosa, Chamán, and Ventanas. A surfer said: “once you have surfed Playa Chamán, you will never be able to leave Uvita.” That is what happened to him and so many others. For ten years, Uvita was the home of the world-famous Envision Festival. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings, visit the Farmers’ Market; the locals meet. If you are an avid reader, visit the UCL, Uvitas second-hand bookstore next to the Tracopa bus stop.

In Uvita´s stores, you can buy everything you need. There are restaurants for all tastes and hotels for any budget. There are also fitness centers, a post office, doctors, pharmacies, a police station, and beauty salons. Adventuring a few kilometers up to the mountains on dirt roads, you will find rivers and waterfalls cascading from the heights into small pools. The rainforest full of squawking, chirping, and buzzing of cicadas merges with the bubbling sound of streaming water. A bright blue morpho butterfly
is bouncing with dazzling iridescent wings. Hummingbirds hover over heliconia flowers, rays of sunlight pierce through the forest canopy, and the vines turn upwards to find the light. From afar, you can hear the hoarse screams of Howler monkeys and the late-day chatter of the green parrots making their way home. There are no traffic jams at the town center, just the Pura Vida lifestyle! You have arrived at the biggest town of Costa Ballena. Google Map

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Enjoy Osa Uvita Welcome Center
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Enjoy Osa snorkeling
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Cano Island Snorkeling
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Cano Island Snorkeling Tour
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ENJOY OSA HORSEBACK RIDING
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