I’m traveling in the Southern Pacific of Puntarenas in the middle of Costa Rica vacations, visiting many amazing beaches located between the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado. I’ve been previously to other beaches in the Pacific Coast, like Jaco and Manuel Antonio, which are two of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica, and recently I’ve been to Costa Ballena, a land strip between Dominical and Ojochal, comprised of beautiful beaches, Matapalo, which is one of the best surfing spots, and Isla del Cano, one of the best Costa Rica diving tours.
Uvita is part of the Marino Ballena National Park, and it is located 10 miles south of Dominical. Uvita is a 2- mile long beach filled with white sand and clear waters, making it perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are many other activities like water sports, kayaking, horse back riding to the estuaries and mangroves, walking through the beach or to the mountains or just taking the sun. Due to its status of protected area, hunting or fishing are banned in the park.
If you are coming from San Jose, you have several ways to get to Uvita, and the most popular is driving through the Costanera highway, which will take around 5 hours providing great landscapes of the Pacific Ocean and going through popular places like Herradura, Jaco and Quepos.
The second route is to use the Inter American Highway and make a detour in Perez Zeledon, taking you through the mountains in Cerro de la Muerte. The third option is to fly from San Jose to Palmar Sur, which is 45-minute flight to Palmar Sur, located south of Ojochal.
In Uvita, you will find cheap Costa Rica hotels and cabins. There are many restaurants, bars and small restaurants (Sodas) offering food at cheap prices, which will accommodate to any Costa Rica budget vacation. The weather in Uvita is similar to the rest of the Southern Pacific area, warm and humid during all year, with heavy rains in the rainy season (May to mid-December).
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