If there is a town along Costa Ballena that genuinely deserves to be called a tranquil spot, it is Ojochal. I If you seek quiet and calm, you will find it here. Thats the reasons why many foreigners especially French Canadians and North Americans, made their new home here in this relaxed town. That does not mean that there is nothing to do; there are many places to explore while staying here. Yoga and Pilates is offered in several retreats for peace seekers.

If you love going to the beach, you should visit Playa Tortuga; and as the name says, the beach is named after the turtles that nest here, mostly Lora or English Olive Ridley, although there are reports of green and leatherback turtles. During the turtle season, they come here in large numbers to lay their eggs

Near to Ojochal is another beautiful beach called Playa Ventanas; its name comes from the big openings in the rocks that the ocean shaped like a big "ventana", the Spanish word for window.

If you want to discover more of this beautiful town, you can decide if to explore your surroundings or go on horseback with a guide to explore the mountains towering over the area. No matter what you choose, be sure to bring your camera to take photos of all the animals that you will detect in the impressive landscapes in the middle of exuberant nature.


If you want to combine adventure with hiking while discovering wildlife, you might end up in a natural pool with pure mountain water. You could go on a hiking tour to El Pavon, an outstandingly beautiful waterfall, an example of what nature has created in this masterpiece called Costa Ballena. You can swim in the natural pool with fresh and clean mountain water. You will feel overwhelmed by the beauty of the Costa Rican jungle.

After a day full of adventures, you can choose between tasty local and international restaurants. Ojochal is a town where many foreigners settled, creating an attractive "gourmet destination" in Costa Ballena.

Without doubt, you will find food of excellent quality delicious, and in a pleasant environment, or if you wish, a chic atmosphere.

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