Uvita, Costa Rica
A mountain backdrop and the ‘Rio Morete’ that runs through the town center, Uvita is surrounded by nature, which offers easy access to beaches, rivers and the mountains nearby. Essential services can be found in Uvita, and everyone is known to make a trip to Uvita at least once a week to replenish their stocks or to take care of business. It is the bustling center of Costa Ballena that is gearing up for expansion in the years to come. And on Saturday mornings a buzz is in the air, the little town is very busy, as shoppers head to and from, from farmer’s market to wherever they may go.
Homes nestled in the mountains, halfway between Uvita and Ojochal, offer prime access to some of the most pristine beaches in the area, not to mention some of the most dynamic views. Additionally, with changing tides and the rock formations, ‘Las Très Hermanas‘ and ‘Isla Ballena’, one can sit and watch the tides of the ocean come in and out from afar and enjoy the landscapes that are altered by the passing of time.
What Not to Miss
The Whales Tail
Costa Ballena’s most famous natural attraction, the Whale’s Tail is found in Bahía! The “Parque Nacional Marino Ballena” encompasses a total of 13,570 acres made up of both land and ocean. It is home to many migrating Humpback Whales throughout the year and one can walk the length of the natural reef barrier, the to bolo at low tide. The entrance to the park in sound in Bahía. From the mountain ranges nearby, amazing amphitheater style views of the natural reef barrier can be found.
No doubt one of the most memorable tours in the area, normally a horseback riding tour is paired with a visit to a waterfall. You’ll normally also get to see secondary and sometimes primary rainforest as you ride your way through jungle trails. If its clear try for the sunset beach tour, with electric skies being painted across the sky, it’s a memory and a picture that will stay forever in your heart.