Punta Uvita Beach (Bahía Uvita)

Punta Uvita Beach (Bahía Uvita)

(Bahía Uvita)

Located 18 Km to the south of Dominical, it is the closest community to the Marino Ballena National Park, there are some sodas and accommodation. There are several entrances from the road, and the beaches are called Uvita and Bahía Uvita (to the south). The coastal village of Uvita, that is at the base if a point that is located out into the Pacific Ocean. During high tide it becomes an Island. If you have time and there is enough surf you can explore this island, there has not been a lot of surf seen here, but it has not been covered well. If there is no surf you can use the entrance to the Ballena National Park. The only marine park in Costa Rica. The park is home to the largest coral reef on the Pacific Coast of the country. There is also a reef, an island just off the coast called, Ballena Island, that can have some good waves. There is a supermarket called Tatiana Tel (506) 743-8078. Located 100 meters northeast of the school, opening times from Monday to Sunday from 07:00 a.m to 08:00 p.m.


Dolphin Tours Ph + (506) 2743-8013, Ph + (506) 8825-4031. E-mail: delfintour1@yahoo.com. Organizing snorkeling, sports fishing, whale and dolphin watching tours to Marino Ballena park, to Caño Island and Corcovado.

Gato Tours Ph + (506) 8818-2484. Organizing Rapala boat excursions, snorkeling, sports fishing, whale and dolphin watching, tours to the Marino Ballena Park, Corcovado, Sirena, Caño island.

Aves Marinas Tours Ph + (506) 2743-8215, Ph + (506) 8392-4297/ 8844-8899. E-mail: cantoballenas@racsa.co.cr. Organizing excursions, snorkeling, mangroves, caverns, sports fishing, whale and dolphin watching, tours to the Marino Ballena park, Corcovado, Caño island.

Ballena Tour Chumi Ph + (506) 8818-4100. Organizing snorkeling excursions, sports fishing, whale and dolphin watching, tours to the Marino Ballena Park, to Corcovado, Sirena, Caño island.

Coco Tico Ecolodge Ph + (506) 2743-8032. Located 200 meters south and 500 meters east of the Bahia Gas Station. Organizing tours to the waterfall, horseback, sports fishing and bird watching. They also offer surfing lessons.

Skyline Nature UL Flying Tours Ph + (506) 2743-8037. E-mail: skyline@racsa.co.cr  www.flyultralight.com. Located 300 meters from the main entrance to Marino Ballena National Park and Punta Uvita beach. It is a company specializing in aerial recreational sports. Explore and enjoy the experience to the maximum flying in a Challenger II (two seater), known for their excellent flight performance, operation security and extraordinary plane capacity. Comfortably placed in your open cabins, you will fly, accompanied by an experience pilot. During the solo flights you will be in contact with the pilot and you will be able to talk throughout your journey. Depart: daily throught the year. Lasting: minimum of 30 minutes, prices 95 US$, lasting a minimum of 45 minutes prices 120 US$. The locations for these special tours take you to the south of the Peninsula de Osa, with destinations such as: Bahía de Drake, Corcovado National Park, Golfo Dulce and to the North, the Central Pacific coast with destinations such as: Manuel Antonio National Park, Herradura, the Carara Biological Reserve, Río Grande de Tárcoles and much more. To the pacific coast, leaving daily, lasting an hour, price: 150 US$ per hour.


Is located next to Marino Ballena National Park It is not very good, due to the fact that it is inside a small bay. Is recommended for beginners. Access: By land. Tide: Medium and up coming. Swells: South. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 0 to 3. Season: All year. Stars: 1.



How to arrive and leave

The buses to and from San José, leave the capital at 05:00 a.m and 03:00 p.m and return at 05:00 a.m and 01:00 p.m. The buses to San Isidro de El General, that pass by Dominical, depart at 06:00 a.m and 02:00 p.m, returning to Uvita at 09:00 a.m and 04:00 p.m. Three buses a day take the journey to Ciudad Cortés and continue on to Palmar.