Costa Ballena land of enchantment!
by Humberto Gutiérrez Galera
Costa Ballena is a tourist destination formed by the connection of three beautiful villages in the canton of Osa: Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal on the South Pacific of Costa Rica. These coastal communities have a number of features that produce an interconnected tourist destination, ranking as one of the most promising tourist regions of Costa Rica.
Its charms catch the visitor, and in many cases lead him to establish himself as a member of this heavenly place. The fusion of tropical forest and the stunning Pacific Ocean generates an atmosphere of warmth, tranquility, and mysticism that captivates foreign and domestic visitors. Its beautiful beaches, trails, waterfalls and protected forests, as well as the charisma and friendliness of its people, nature lovers and hosts to visitors from around the world, are just some of the excuses that would make you crave an escape to Costa Ballena.
The most emblematic area of the Ballena Marine Park is the “isthmus” a geological and rock formation as if it were a freak of nature, and looks like a whale’s tail.
It’s called the Whale’s Tail in honor of the humpback whales which every year choose the warm waters as a sanctuary for breeding and birthing their young.
If you are looking for an authentic experience, beautiful scenery and adventure, Costa Ballena is the ideal place to spend your holidays in harmony with nature and respect for the cultural identity of the community.
How to get to Costa Ballena?
From San José, take Route 27 towards Orotina, pay attention to the exit to Jaco – Tárcoles, carry on to Parrita and Quepos, and follow the new Coastal Highway (route 34) to Dominical. Travel time: about 3 hours and 30 minutes.