Uvita South Pacific Region of Costa Rica

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

 





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756 Visitor Ratings

Culture
 
10 9.14173228346
Experience
 
10 8.848
Nature
 
10 9.0
Representation
 
10 8.95967741935
Safety
 
10 9.28346456693
Touristy
 
10 8.84251968504



Vacations in Uvita




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.

 





Comments

"We really liked eating in Dominical at the Dominical Sushi restaurant and at Tortilla Flats. We also enjoyed Zip lining at Osa Canopy Tours. We liked the casualness of the Uvita and Dominical areas. It was pretty laid back and we enjoyed just touring around and doing some exploring."

"I would recommend anyone traveling to Uvita to consider renting a car. There's not a lot to do in the area so if you have your own transportation you will have a better time and can see more."

"We felt safe everywhere even after dark. I recommend Mystic Dive Center for scuba diving. I recommend the big Tico restaurant in Uvita, I can't remember the name. There is a great bakery shop on the main street too. "

"I felt safe in Uvita and it was not touristy at all. I am major nature lover and this was my favorite spot in Costa Rica. Overall experience was a blast. "

"Uvita is a very small village and to really enjoy the area, you need to have your own transportation. We did feel safe in this area. There are not too many tourists so it is very spacious. We suggest this area for water activities and nature lovers as well. All the locals we met were very hospitable and helpfull. We have enjoyed our experience in Uvita and your representation of this area was spot on."


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Recommended Airport
SJO International
 
 




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