Welcome to the Coast, Where There is Something for Everyone!

Costa Ballena has a little something for everyone, no matter your tastes. If it’s green space and hippie vibes, Dominical is your place. And if you are looking to fine dine and get pampered, Ojochal has just what you need. Uvita, at the centre, is where the Whale’s Tail can be found. What everyone agrees about Costa Ballena is that the surf and the beaches, are superb and pristine. From kayaking, diving and snorkelling, to day trips on the ocean, and riding horseback to a waterfall, these are just a few of the activities that allow you to play. Come check out what we’ve got going on, there’s plenty to see.

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The Marine Life of the Pacific Ocean

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Rancho La Merced Wildlife Refuge

BP rancho la mercedRancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Pacific Coast, near Punta Uvita and Ballena Marine National Park. It counts on 506 ha of primary and secondary tropical wet forest, besides pastures, mangroves next to Morete River and the beach. Furthermore, it offers different environments to explore nature; it is easy to find amazing birds, reptiles, insects, and mammals. Here, you will enjoy hiking on the reserve’s trails, admiring the tropical rainforest and mangroves, riding horses just for pleasure, and visiting the Ballena Marine National Park, which is to be found adjacent to the refuge. Rancho La Merced has been protected from hunting for many years and it is an active member of the Asociacion de Amigos de la Naturaleza del Pacífico Central y Sur (ASANA). Furthermore, Rancho is part of the Tapir’s Path Wildlife Corridor. It was recently awarded with the “Bandera Azul Ecológica”.


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Bahia Aventuras

BP bahia aventurasBahia Aventuras is a Costa Rica Tour Operator, specializing in adventure tours, nature tours, boat tours, half day tours, full day tours and more. The company is owned and operated by Walter Brenes, (1979-2015), a local community leader and entrepreneur in Uvita, Bahia Ballena, near the Osa Peninsula. Brenes started the tour company in 2007 with the help of friend and local Peace Corps volunteer Travis Bays. A year later, Brenes was able to expand by teaming with business partner Daljit Hundle (1955-2015). Together, sharing their love for education and conservation, the Bahia Aventuras Team has been able to expand to offer the most fun, friendly and safe service in the Uvita area.


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La Perla del Sur Adventures

BP la perla del sur adventuresLa Perla del Sur Tour Operator is located in Sierpe de Osa, just 15 minutes from Palmar sur airport, with five years of experience in the area, and ICT certified guides, offers a great variety of services to the visitors of the southern zone of Costa Rica. The company was created to fill the needs of visitors of Osa Peninsula, such as tours to different spots in Osa, like, Caño Island, Corcovado National Park, Terraba-Sierpe Conservation Area, as transfer to Drake Bay, private tours and private transportation to any possible point in the Osa peninsula or out of it. The company provides you with a personalized service, high quality and versatile.



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Top 3 Activities for Ocean Lovers

With its Pacific and Caribean coast, as well as a large number of islands and bays, Costa Rica provides attractive conditions for people who love the sea. Moreover, on a hot day, several rivers and waterfalls offer nice refreshments as their water usually is cooler than the ocean which can reach temperatures up to 30 degrees in summer. Continue reading

Top 3 Activities for Nature Lovers

You came to Costa Rica because you love its abundant diversity of flora and fauna which is almost unique in the whole world? Now, you have some days to discover the Costa Ballena and need some advice for trips and activities? Continue reading