You'll want to pack your bathing suits, flip flops, and sunscreen when you head to Uvita, one of Costa Rica's up-and-coming destinations for tropical bliss. Bordered by lush green mountains and the Pacific ocean, and home to many annual festivals, Uvita is making a name for itself and drawing visitors from across the globe.
There's no better way to experience the laid back, happy lifestyle the country is known for than by staying in one of our vacation rentals, which put you right in the middle of pure tropical paradise.
Nestled along Costa Rica's west coast in the Costa Ballena region, the small village of Uvita is easily accessible with Costanera Sur - the country's coastal Highway 34 - running right through its center. Situated only 77 miles from the stunning, oceanside town of Jacó, 140 miles from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, and 155 miles from Pavones, this idyllic little village is perfectly positioned for access to all of Costa Rica's must-see attractions.
If you're all about communing with nature, supporting sustainability and art, and you love yoga and live music, Envision Fest is for you. Come get your dance on and party with other like-minded individuals at this four-day event at Rancho La Merced. Surrounded by rainforest and just a short walk from the splendid beach at Playa Hermosa, this is the perfect setting to find spiritual bliss!
Another popular attraction in Uvita is the Cola de Ballena, or "Whale's Tail," in Marino Ballena National Park. This sand plume is the third largest in the world, and is located in Marino Ballena National Park. Aside from this, the park offers visitors a look at the rich and diverse ecosystems both on water and on land. Come visit this protected coral reef, and you'll likely see dolphins, whales, fish, sea turtles, starfish, and more.
Other fun ways to spend your day may involve a tour: trek to a waterfall, go rafting, or dolphin watching, then try your hand at kayaking, surfing, and canyoning. Our Uvita vacation rentals put you in a great place to create lasting memories of your Costa Rica trip!
With so many amazing places nearby, you may have a hard time staying close to home. In that case, set out for a day trip to explore the entire province of Puntaneras, which happens to be Costa Rica's largest. Make Dominical your first stop, a mere 11 miles north where you can witness some of the tallest waves in the country on a beautiful, sun-warmed beach. Do some windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling, or scuba dive to your heart's content. Or visit Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the lush, green rainforest with a waterfall hike.
Or head south about 96 miles for a somewhat rugged trip to Pavones, another choice surfing location in Costa Rica. It's a small coastal town featuring Playa Pavones, a lovely palm tree-lined beach where swimming is so tempting, it's nearly mandatory at low tide.
Stop in at Los Laureles Restaurant Bar and try their ceviche, patacones, and tacos, and see why many consider this unassuming family-run venue to be one of the best in Uvita. Another family-run favorite is Sibu Coffee House and Restaurant. Here, you'll find delicious coffee and juices, filling breakfast items - like their flavorful breakfast burrito - salads, and shakes.
If you're in the mood for a burger and a beer, Roadshack Deli is your place. The atmosphere is laid back, and the menu options are plentiful and substantial. When you want to treat yourself to a nice dinner out, head to Sabor Español. From tapas and paella to wine and sangria, this local favorite will leave you satiated and glad you came.
When you come to beautiful, diverse Costa Rica you'll have more than enough to fill your days. And when you stay at one of our vacation rentals, you'll not only benefit from their convenient locations, you'll be able to revel in the comfort and privacy that come with having your very own home away from home.
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