Costa Ballena, South Pacific, Costa Rica

Escape the real world and come visit a region that offers unspoiled nature with a unique character. Costa Ballena is located on the central Pacific coast, 3 hours driving distance from San Jose and 45 minutes south of Quepos/Manuel Antonio. Stretching from Dominical, Uvita, to Ojochal offers small secluded beaches. There are more than 13 tropical beaches to choose from. You may walk a deserted beach without seeing anyone else.  The mountains rise steeply from the pacific ocean offering a spectacular scenery. The jungle canopy meets the cloud forest cover above. It is truly special. The famous Whale’s tail in Uvita stretches out over 1km to sea and you can walk it all the way out. Ballena means whale in Spanish, however, it is not just the whale’s tail that gives this region its name, whales frequent the coast and you may enjoy a whale & dolphin watching tour. The whole area is a protected national park with over 5,375 hectares of sea and 115 hectares of land. There are many amazing tours that will showcase this national park.  What should you do when you visit the south pacific region of Costa Rica?

Beach Hopping! – South from Dominical to Ojochal you find more than 13 unique beaches with spectacular views of islands, or ocean carves caves that shoot streams of water high into the air.

Dominical – Surfer’s Mecca, and a chill hang out area

Waterfalls – Don’t miss many waterfall gems in the mountainsides. Take a tour or explore yourself and take a dip in one of the many swimming holes.

Food – Ojochal offers unique cuisine influenced by a fusion of French and tropical flavors.

Our hotel is 2000 feet up ensuring a very comfortable low 80°’s environment. May t o November we experience the ‘green season’ with daily rains, the rest of the year is much drier. We like the ‘green’ season as it adds to the tropical experience when you watch the afternoon clouds roll in…

Find out more about Costa Ballena in these videos:

Enjoy this video feature: Costa Rica, from Volcanoes to Beaches

What should you bring? Bring beach wear, adventure lust, and an appetite for some great organic food.