Dominical, Costa Ballena South Pacific Costa Rica, all Natural Beauty and Local Flavor!

Dominical is the gateway and the first beach of Costa Ballena. It has a relaxed atmosphere, and it is well known in the surfing world, a real surfer’s paradise. If you are new to the sport, there are schools that give classes for enthusiasts. Dominical’s beaches have strong currents. Be cautious, and enjoy the ocean, preferably close to the lifeguard station. Other ways to have fun are diving – snorkeling and canopy tours, have a refreshing dip in Poza Azul – a waterfall near Dominicalito, or simply walk along the beach. Local tour operators can provide you with a broad range of activities in the area.

There are accommodations for all budgets and tastes; however, you should call in advance to ensure your stay. Here you will find cybercafes, ATMs, all kinds of businesses, beauty salons and massage rooms, as well as a dance school. With the local artisans you can buy handmade crafts and paintings. Every Friday Dominical celebrates an Eco-Market at the patio of the Patron´s Restaurant. The sunsets are beautiful, either by the riverside or the beach. After witnessing this natural display of beauty, you will be able to enjoy international cuisine or tasty local food. No doubt, the nightlife is, the most exciting aspect of the visit: nightclubs, beach parties, concerts, and live performances are a part of the experience called “pura vida”.


Revista y Guía de Viajes, Pacífico Sur de Costa Rica, Ballena Tales digital magazine and Travel Guide, South Pacific Costa Rica

Uvita in Bahía Ballena is developing by leaps and bounds.  This multicultural community has become an important commercial and business center in the midst of the most beautiful scenery.

You will find sophisticated gourmet restaurants and cozy eateries with typical food, hotels with all facilities, cabins, and eco-lodges with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as banks, supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, car repair shops, information centers, beauty salons, and real estate offices.

Once you settle at your place of choice, what are you planning on doing with so much sunshine and tropical beauty? We suggest you explore!
Visit Marino Ballena National Park. The famous Whale’s Tail, with a length of about 2296 feet and a width of 820 feet, it is the world’s third-largest sandbank. During the low tide, you can walk to its very end..


Ojochal a Large Park and an Amazing Gastronomic Experience!

Ojochal in Osa is named after the “Ojoche” tree, also known as the tree of life, as you can use it from root to leaf. Just 15 years ago, one would not believe that the land was barren, completely cut down and used as cattle pasture, it was not the lush forest we know it as today. These days, Ojochal is home to various works of living art, as many homeowners take pride in their manicured and fruitful gardens.

It is hands down, the Culinary destination of the South Pacific. With fine dining ranging from Mediterranean to Indonesian, you are sure to find a great meal. Reserve in advance as people travel from as far as Jacó to dine in a jungle atmosphere. Since a man does not live on bread alone, we recommend you sample some food for your dreams, try a horseback tour through the village and the rivers heading to the mountains where Mrs. Elida will welcome you when you arrive at the Ojochal waterfalls. You can spend the night in a cabin near the river, hike during the day through the well-preserved nature, and in the evening, your horse will come to pick you up again and take you to enjoy the beautiful sunset.


If you are looking for some calm, this quaint, relaxing town is perfect, and if you’ve had enough rest and recuperation, ask around, the local community will always make you feel welcome. Ojochal possesses great mountain views and that of the Térraba River, Isla Garza, Drake’s Bay, and Isla del Caño. Playa Tortuga is the closest beach, which has caves at the Northern end of the beach and is home to Reserva Playa Tortuga, a non- profit organization aimed at researching and promoting education about local flora and fauna. It is best to have a vehicle if you are staying in Ojochal; however, there is a local bus that goes by, the stop is located at the entrance of Ojochal on the Costanera. There are no ATMs or banks.

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