Pampering Yourself in Costa Ballena

Photo by David Harris
Exotica Restaurant ~ Photo by David Harris

Our beautiful coast offers a large variety of experiences from visiting national parks and enjoying abundant natural diversity to watersports like surfing or stand-up paddling.

Apart from hiking, climbing and swimming you also find different opportunities to immerse in local culture and culinary events in the area.

Below we are presenting our top 3 of how to relax and be pampered on your trip:

Restaurants ~ As the Costa Ballena becomes more and more popular among tourists and ticos, a great number of first-class restaurants, bars and clubs can be found in Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal. Apart from traditional sea food, casados and typical snacks, you will find a thousand delicacies from all over the world to satisfy everybody’s tastes. Whether you like to try Sushi in Dominical, extraordinary desserts, cakes and coffees served in Uvita or Italian dishes offered in Ojochal. Various kinds of soul-food can be found in many different places, so just open your eyes to find the next temptation on the way.

Spa-Day ~ In the course of the last years, many different spas and beauty salons opened their doors to become oasis of relaxation and silence all over the area. Most of them provide a variety of services like massages, manicure/pedicure or peelings and deep-threat treatments. So what about having a nice time to enjoy your vacations free from back tensions and stress? Make yourself comfortable and listen to the slight splashing of a waterfall while receiving facials or reflexology treatments.

Local ferias and markets ~ Once a week each town has its own little market, called “feria” where local products like fresh fruits, vegetables or natural cosmetics and craft-works can be acquired. Visit them early in the morning to see the whole range of goods and maybe also to find a few things to prepare an exquisite breakfast afterwards. Besides homemade cakes, honey and spices, the typically rich coconut- oil as well as handmade soaps can be found at different stands. Of course, the ferias also give a great chance to find special souvenirs for your family and friends at home.