Costa Rica is a land of wildlife, rain forests, waterfalls, rivers, and the ocean. Travellers can choose from a variety of in-house and local activities.
Marino Ballena National Park
Encompassing 270 acres of land (110 terrestrial hectares) and 13,300 acres of ocean (5,400 marine hectares), the park hosts a multitude of species of plants, birds, reptiles, monkeys and other animals. A mere 5 minute walk away and a 40 minute walk to the iconic Whales Tail of Uvita, the beach remains wild and peaceful.
The park's waters are also great vantage points for viewing the humpback whales as they migrate (September-January) from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii down to Cano Island, just off of the Osa Peninsula.
Entrance fee is $6/person.
Most visitors will see whales on a boat tour during one of the longest whale watching seasons on the planet.
Humpback whales migrate through the area between late July and November and again between December and March, coming alternately from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Visitors can also see bottlenose and spotted dolphins, sea birds, mangrove forests and sea caves.
Tour average $70/person (subject to change)*
We are located next to a great, uncrowded, sandy-bottom beach break, which offers waves for beginners as well as intermediate surfers
Boogie boards, surfboards are for rent and we also offer surf lessons with our fantastic instructor, Rama.
Rentals are c2,500/hr - c10,000/day (CRC)
Lessons range from $50-$60/person (subject to change)*
Depending on water conditions, colorful fish living off the rock reef formation of the Whale's Tail can be seen.
We offer mask and snorkel rentals, and can also arrange tours to local islands.
Rentals are c6,000/day (CRC)
Full day tours to Cano Island average $140/person*
Costa Rica has over 800 bird species!
Keep your eye out for what you might see flying above or nestled in the trees. Macaws, toucans, hummingbirds, and many more can be seen on a daily basis.
Enjoy individual practice or take a class on our new beautifully constructed yoga deck, recently moved to a more private area on the property.
Drew offers the best waterfall tours around!
The cliff jumping is optional but once you start, you just can't stop! He offers private tours (i.e., there are few other people around) to amazingly beautiful places. The tours range from beginner to expert, depending on how much hiking and adventure you're up for. Lunch is included and delicious!
Tours average $65-$75/person (prices subject to change)*
Dive down beneath the waves and explore a different world with a PADI-certified diving instructor.
Explore just off the coast in Marino Ballena National Park, or take a longer trip to some world-class diving at Caño Island.
Full day tour to Cano Island averages $170/person (subject to change)*
Enjoy a day of clambering over rocks and rappelling down waterfalls with charismatic guides.
Rappel down 6 waterfalls, then relax in the Uvita River before heading back to base camp.
Tour averages $100/person (subject to change)*
Rancho La Merced offers 2 different tour options: One winds up into the mountains through the rainforest filled with birds, monkeys, and the occasional sloth, and back down to the river for a look at some waterfalls and a quick dip in the clear cool water.
The second option is a seaside ride to the Whale's Tail. Seaside tour is tide dependent.
Tours average $45-$50/person (subject to change)*
A local waterfall just up the mountain from Uvita.
Cool down in the fresh water and slide down the waterfall itself!
There is also a restaurant if you're feeling hungry.
$2 entrance fee
You are completely surrounded by nature while zipping from tree to tree through primary rainforest.
The canopy allows you the chance to see monkeys, birds and sloths, and the zip line gives you a great adrenaline rush!
Tours average $55/person (subject to change)*
There is no better way to explore Costa Rica mountains than on your own 4X4 ATV. Join Jungle ATV for a 4-5 hr ride off the tourist map and into the real Costa Rica.
Tours average $120/person (subject to change)*
Keep your free time balanced with a jaunt on the slackline!
Show off your skills or get someone to show you the ropes. Afterwards, head out surfing and keep your feet on the board.
Saturday Farmers Market
The Farmer's Market in Uvita is every Saturday from 8am to 12pm and offers a variety of locally grown vegetables, local fish, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts.
Afterwards, head to the slow-pitch softball game where everyone is encouraged to play, or heckle.