Costa Ballena is what we locals refer to as the coastal region, comprised of three towns: Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal. Costa Ballena’s trademark is it’s welcoming community. There are many social activities that provide a way to connect with fellow community members throughout any day of the week, and year round. Whole-heartedly committed to enjoying all life has to offer, the people who populate the area are diverse and easy going. The animal life is abundant; with monkeys, birds, and flowers galore. The animal lover and the nature enthusiast will be delighted even more. Outdoor activities are ample and diverse, for the adventurer or the sports enthusiast, you’ll never get bored. For the green thumb, you can grow your own garden and almost anything takes root. And, for the health enthusiast, you’ll be glad to know Farmer’s Markets are held various days of the week, in various areas of Costa Ballena, so you can always eat fresh!
And fortunately enough, it is an area that has remained relatively off the beaten path and kept its natural charm. Another of Costa Ballenas’ outstanding qualities, it most definitely is uniquely picturesque, and the topography is distinctive. The mountains and the ocean converge quickly to create unique landscapes and breathtaking views. And least we not forget, the beaches, with warm waters year round.
Truly, Costa Ballena is one of the most beautiful destinations in Central America. Mother Nature has blessed us with an incredible kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored birds, butterflies, flowers, and of course, the star piece of art, in many mountainside homes, the dramatic view of the Pacific Ocean. And from the Ocean’s view, the lush green, rain-forest covered mountains descend dramatically into the deep azure waters below, creating a spectacular mosaic of color as far down as the eye can see. One never tires of the spectacular pink, purple, orange, and gold sunsets that jet up into the skies above, as the brilliant blue ocean fades into the horizon (and no, one can never take enough photographs of the sunsetting into the ocean!). With all the natural beauty surrounding Costa Ballena, it is only fitting that the towns and their buildings are as brightly coloured as their surrounding environment. And so it was, ‘Pueblo Alegré Uvita’ made a splash and that is one among many stories about our community’s initiatives.