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.
Are you feeling restless? Are you unsure of what your next steps in life are? The answer may be travel. Travel not only provides a sense of adventure and newness, but also opens one’s eyes to how different cultures of the world live. These new perspectives can lead to more appreciation for what you do have, and shine a light that unveils where your true interests lie. In addition, some types of travel can provide a feeling of connectedness with our ancestral roots, while inspiring one to further develop their inquisitiveness. And so, if you find yourself yearning for more, you are on the right path and are ready to explore!
One would not believe that just 15 years ago the land was barren, completely cut down and used as cattle pasture, it was not the lush mountain forest we know it as today. These days, Ojochal is home to various works of living art, as many homeowners take pride in their manicured and fruitful gardens. Ojochal, named after the “Ojoche” tree, also known by natives of the area as the tree of life (as one can consume the tree from root to leaf). You can find the Ojoche trees that were replanted are now growing strong along the sides of the roads in Ojochal. Continue reading
With a mountain backdrop and the ‘Rio Morete’ that runs through the town center, the small city is surrounded by nature, and offers easy access to beaches, rivers and the mountains nearby. Essential services can be found in Uvita like banks and hardware stores, truly everything you need to take care of business. It is an urban center that has been preparing for expansion. New services and families are beginning to settle their roots. And the town is perfect as a home base for professionals looking to get away, and for travellers alike. Enjoy Uvita and Bahía, typical ‘Tico’ towns close to the beach and to Mother Nature.
Airborne Arts is a paradise in Costa Rica offering accommodations, classes, and retreats in aerial artistry, flying trapeze, yoga and more. We overlook a 600 foot waterfall, the ocean and a lush valley. Challenge yourself artistically, open yourself to learning and self-discovery, Dream, Relax, Explore, Play, Create, Expand yourself.
We are specialized in mangrove wildlife tours for smaller groups, a minimum of two people, and adjust to the time you have available for our unique excursions.
Claudia Langguth, owner of Kokopelli Tours and longtime resident in Sierpe is from Germany. She speaks English, French, Spanish and German and can give you the best advice about this paradisaical part of the world.
She knows every bent of the river, the animals which you will have plenty of opportunity to watch and admire and the very surprising flora.
Her crew is bilingual and will answer your questions about how many monkey species (3) you can detect with a little bit of luck, why crocodiles shed tears or which is the fastest bird in Osa Peninsula.
Rancho 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”.