Uvita Beach Costa Rica

Tourist Attraction in Marino Ballena Park
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Humpbacks Whales, Acrobatic and Powerful!
Using their massive flukes (tail fins), the humpbacks whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) propel themselves through the water. Regularly, they catapult their 40 tons of body weight completely out of the water, landing with a tremendous splash.

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Costa Rica „Champion of the World“
For the first time, the UN awards this recognition to a country, acknowledging the efforts made by the Ticos to protect nature and fight against climate change. Since its launch in 2005, the recognition that distinguishes “those who take bold measures in favor o...

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What to Look for When Selecting a Surf Instructor:
It’s the holidays, and in Costa Rica, it is summertime, which for surfing means smaller waves. This is because most of the swells hitting the Pacific coast come from the southern hemisphere and there are fewer storms to kick surf up this way. Sma...

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No sharks mean no control in the maritime ecosystem
United for sharks? When we tell people that in Costa Rica shark meat is legally sold in supermarkets, people are baffled.
"But how? Isn't Costa Rica so famous for environmental protection, green energy, and so on?" Yes.

It also officially lande...

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Sin tiburones no hay control en el ecosistema marino
Cuando comentamos a las personas que en Costa Rica la carne de tiburón se vende legalmente en los supermercados, se sienten desconcertadas.
"¿Pero cómo es posible? ¿No es Costa Rica tan famosa por la protección del medio ambiente, la energía ve...

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Whale Watching Tour
The waters surrounding Marino Ballena National Park are ideal for whale watching tour, as the clear, deep blue water allows for easy viewing. The most frequently spotted species in this area include Humpback and Pilot Whales Bottlenose and Spotted Dolphins and other marine lif...

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The Costarican Hognosed Pitvipers
The genus Porthidium or Hognosed pitvipers in Costa Rica are represented by four species. Two of them are endemic, the White-tailed Hognosed Pitviper (Porthidium porrasi) and the Costa Rican Hognosed Pitviper (Porthidium volcanicum). The latter has the most restr...

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¿Fogatas en la playa?
El cantón de Osa y específicamente, el distrito de Bahía Ballena es uno de los sectores más visitados por turismo nacional e internacional. El Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (PNMB) ofrece una exuberante riqueza natural, su vida marina, la belleza paisajística, las playas tr...

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Bonfires at the Beach?
After a busy year of 2018, summer and the holidays have arrived, along with days of sightseeing and rest. The canton of Osa and specifically, the district of Bahia Ballena is one of the most visited sectors by national and international tourism. The Ballena Marine National ...

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Playa Uvita, also known as Marino Ballena National Park is located in Bahía Uvita, two miles east of the South Coast. It is among the most beautiful idyllic beaches on Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Coast, the beach rimmed with palm trees. It is an excellent surfing spot for beginner surfers, as it has relatively calm waters.The entry fee to the Marino Ballena National Park is $ 6 for foreigners and $ 2 if you are national or resident. Keep your ticket; it allows you to access Playa Uvita, Playa ColoniaPlaya Ballena, and Playa Piñuela that same day. The Park is open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm every day.At low tide, the beach stretches out and you can walk along the legendary sandbar and rocky reef resembling a whale’s tail. At high tide, the beach is eaten up by the tide and you can watch from the beach's edge as local surfers meet up for an after-work surf session.If you want to walk on the plunger or Paso de Moisés you should do it at low tide.Find here the information about  South Pacific Costa Rica tides chart >>>
You can also walk along the road behind the tree edges and find many diversities, such as the Eucalyptus Forest, now regenerated.You can also take a whale watching tour, sight monkeys, such as the Capuchin, and birds, such as the Scarlet Macaw. There are many trees, perfect for a hammock set-up, so bring a good book and get ready to relax. Don't forget to look up before setting up, many palm trees have coconuts, so be sure to place yourself not directly underneath the palm trees.Remember, it is not allowed to take any kind of shells or plants within the Marino Ballena Park.


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Playa Uvita
Provincia de Puntarenas, Osa
60504
Costa Rica

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Mon:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sun:7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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