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.

Natural Attractions

Nauyaca Waterfall

Nauyaca Waterfalls are one of the biggest and most impressive waterfalls in Costa Rica. The falls total 65 meters in height and are comprised of two sets of waterfalls, the taller falls that form the base are 45 meters high and the smaller, tiered falls above, are 20 meters in height. There are natural pools for swimming and for the more adventurous travellers there is a tarzan rope on the smaller tiered falls that one can climb.


The Whales Tail

Want to walk the Whale’s Tail? This is where the tombolo, the famous natural barrier reef, is located. Widely known as a great spot for beginner surfers and kayakers, Playa Chamán will delight the adventurer in you. One can venture into the mangroves of Bahía or kayak-surf the tombolo at high tide. Ample shade lines the beach, which is rarely over crowded. This playa is the perfect place to spend a day. Bring a hammock for a mid day siesta, you will be glad you did!

Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

Entrance located in Bahía


Playa Ventanas

Cut by the sea, large, natural, tunnel caves are ready to be explored.The water bursting through the cave openings are an amazing sight to witness. There are two main caves to explore at low tide that offer an amazing experience for those who are brave enough to enter. With the water coming in and out with the tides reminding, us always of the ebb and flow of life, and the tiny creatures that line the walls of the dark caves, it can’t help but make your childhood wonder come alive. At high tide, the waves crash into the rocks and create a thundering roar, the powerful sounds that echo from the opening of the caves can be heard from miles away.

Entrance fee goes toward beach maintenance

Located at KM 173


Isla Del Caño

Spend a day on the open waters of the Pacific. Head out to where the waters are clear and the fish ample. Isla Del Caño is a small island in the Bahia de Corcovado (Corcovado Bay) in Osa Costa Rica. It is a popular tourist destination for ecotourism, mainly whale watching and snorkeling/diving, which attracts visitors not only for its beaches, but also the coral beds and sea life that surrounds the island.

By boat, full day tour


Community Highlights

Exquisite Dining Experiences & Live Music Events

Fresh food combined with diverse options, the area is proud to be filled with scrumptious choices. The live entertainment found on the Southern Pacific coast is incredible, nearly every night of the week, in one or more of the town’s there is sure to be a performance for a crowd. Take advantage of the rhythms and vibes that each place offers up, you will be able to mix it up with locals and friends, all the while enjoying the amazing spaces that have been created.


friday-market-dominical (1)Farmer’s Markets

Local vendors pour their artistry and skill into their craft. Come see what the areas expert farmers and artisans have in stock. Fresh, made with care, and from the heart, the community comes out, and excitement fills the air every Friday morning in Dominical.



Every Friday morning

Pueblo Del Rio



Every Saturday morning

Rincon de Uvita



Every Friday morning

Entrance/in front of Nani’s



Hidden within Costa Rica are different cultures and ethnic groups. There are eight indigenous groups in the country, and Costa Ballena’s closest indigenous are the Borucans. Daily life in Boruca focuses on cultural preservation. Today, eighty percent of the Borucans are artisans, either carvers or weavers. With advance notice, you can see demonstrations of weaving, dyeing, and carving. There are also opportunities to enjoy lunch and a guided tour of the village (limited English spoken).


For reservations call Marina +(506) 8780 8648, or Susie at the Boruca Gallery Gift Shop +(506) 2200 5428.