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Whale’s tail Uvita, Marino Ballena National Park isthmus, Costa Rica

Uvita de Osa, located on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is considered by many as one of the most biodiversity rich areas of the world.


Tourists from around the world are attracted to this place for its gorgeous beaches, spectacular views, humpback whales, mountains, jungle, wildlife and tranquility.


Marino Ballena National Park, Uvita, Costa Rica

Playa Uvita is situated in the canton of Osa, south of the province of Puntarenas, around 16 km away from Dominical beach surf.


Uvita is one of the most beautiful and visited beaches of the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.



Whale’s tail shape beach in Uvita national park

The natural formation of Uvita’s beach is something worth visiting: two bays are joined to form the perfect figure of a whale’s tail. The beaches are protected within the Marino Ballena National Park which is named after this extraordinary formation.


The point of attraction in the park is the whale and dolphin watching. They come to breed in these warm waters from the Antarctica and the Arctic, providing a show season all year long.


The Whale isthmus rocky platform with coral reefs entering the seaUvita isthmus rocky platform entering the sea

Marino Ballena National Park has 5745 marine acres and 116 land-based acres. Upon entering the park there is a 15 minute walk along a sandy beach surrounded on both sides by calm waters until reaching the isthmus.


Isthmus rocky platform with coral reefs & marine life

The isthmus is a rocky platform of dry stones with coral reefs and marine life that meets the sea. The brain and fan are the dominant corals of this barrier reef.


Ballena Marine National Park, Uvita, Costa Rica
The landscape is truly amazing with the combination of beaches, estuaries, mangroves, forests, mountains, coral reefs and clear waters.


The beaches are vast, with moderate waves and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and water sports, walking or just sunbathing and relaxing on the beach.


Uvita de Osa town, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Uvita is rustic and picturesque village with hotels, lodges, cabins, local bars, internet cafe, supermarkets, banks and small restaurants on the street called "sodas".

The area offers activities for both active and relaxing holidays: horseback riding, bird watching, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, surfing, hiking in the forests and mountains, ultralight rides, canopy, rafting and more.


Beaches of Ballena Marine National Park, Uvita, Costa Rica

Marino Ballena National Park: Roca la Viuda (Rock Widow) is an island in the farthest point west of the park. In this low with coral and rocks is common to find many species of corals.

Humpback Whale and Dolphin watching. Piedra Ballena (Whale Stone) is the best whale watching point for humpback whales.
Diving Caño Island and Drake Bay.
Waterfalls Pavon and Nauyaca
Caves at Ventanas beach in Punta Piñuela. Fabulous caves to explore at low tide.

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Hotel Domilocos in Dominical, south pacific coast of Costa RicaBeach Hotel in Dominical, only 18 km from Uvita.


Located steps from the sea, near downtown and in a quiet area surrounded by nature.

English, Spanish and Dutch is spoken

La Cacatúa Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Uvita, Costa Rica

Bed & Breakfast in Uvita, on the South Pacific area of Costa Rica & the Osa Peninsula Region.


The cozy bungalows are set in a tropical garden with a panoramic mountain view, swimming pool, jacuzzi and bar, very close to the gorgeous beaches of the Marino Ballena National Park.

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