Playa Ojochal and Tortuga

Playa Ojochal and Tortuga

Some 14 km to the south of Uvita. It is a village where Canadian French, Dutch, Germans, Costa Ricans and North Americans live. A lot of the people that live here work in several types of restaurants from the most simple to the most sophisticated. The río Balso is located here and goes all the from Ojochal. There are activities that give you the opportunity to get to know nature with its magnificent green areas, its flora and fauna. Visit the waterfalls with a garden full of flowers and plants from Carlos López and eat traditional Costa Rican food in a small ranch. Go Kayaking through the mangroves, which will give you an opportunity to get a closer look at the birds such as boat-billed Heron, martín-pescador, heron, garcela grande, garcela azul and much more. Horse back tours with Lalo, Tour Jaime: Fishing in the sea, mangroves, and Garza Island. Tour on the Mississipi boat that travels through the Río Térraba and has a bar restaurant so that you can eat whilst you watch the sunset. Something very special is to scuba dive with Kumari. www.mysticdivecenter.com. Fax (209) 885-6017. Email: mysticdive@yahoo.com (scuba diving, snorkeling trips, boat tour, Padi Divers education). Explore the Caño Island & Ballena National park. The Mini-golf course can be used at night with the appropriate lighting. In the village you can find: the French Bakery: open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Internet –Café: closed on Sunday. Public Telephones in the two grocery stores, one at the entrance of Ojochal and the other opposite the Education Center of the school, hotels, restaurants and cabins.