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Uvita, the capital of Costa Ballena

Uvita, the capital of Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica

TC_White_ LL_TMThe capital of Costa Ballena is developing very fast, becoming a major shopping and business center in the South Pacific.

In the small town, you can find banks, supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, car repair shops, information centers, beauty salons, and real estate offices. This multicultural community has a lot to offer. You can find sophisticated gourmet restaurants, eateries with typical food, comfortable hotels, eco-lodges, and hostels.

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.

Foreign tourists pay $6 entrance fee to the park, and national visitors pay $2. Save your receipt because, on the same day, you can use it to visit the Colonia, Ballena, Arco, and Piñuela beaches, all of them located further south.

You can also take a boat tour to watch whales and dolphins, or let a horse take you along lush forest trails to a cooling dip at a waterfall. Excellent surfing beaches are Hermosa, Chamán, and Ventanas. A surfer said: “once you have surfed Playa Chamán; you will never be able to leave.” That is what happened to him and so many others.

On Saturday morning, visit the Farmers’ Market, located at El Rincon de Uvita. It is where the locals meet. If you are an avid reader, visit the DAWG second-hand bookstore located in the only three-story building in Uvita, parallel to the BCR bank.

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