Welcome to Uvita

Two of the country's most important tourist events happen yearly in Uvita: an increasingly popular Whale and Dolphin Festival celebrating the arrival of the humpbacks, and the country's biggest hippie gathering, the Envision Festival (essentially a small-scale Burning Man at the beach).

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$155 Tours & Sightseeing

Full day tour with and watching at Marino Ballena from San José

The Ballena Marine Natural Park is located in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, on its Pacific coast and more specifically in Uvita. It covers a maritime area but also protects some coastal areas and spectacular beaches such as Playa Uvita. But above all it is the perfect place for the sighting of whales and dolphins. The most common whales to observe in the Marine Whale Park are the humpback whales which measure approximately 13 to 16 meters.Whales and dolphins emerge from the water and offer a spectacle that you can witness from the launch in the sea.The humpback whales arrive every year (from July to October) to carry out their breeding cycle; They arrive at the point of the Park where there is a rock and sand formation that resembles the tail of a whale.This curiosity is the main attraction of the place. In addition to the humpback whale, species such as the spotted dolphin, the nose dolphin, can be found in its waters of bottle, the stingray, the hammerhead shark, the parrotfish and the mackerel.

$199 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer from San Jose Airport or Uvita Hotels

Private ground transfer from San Jose, Alajuela or Heredia Airport Juan Santa María with welcome service to Uvita   If you need we can wait for you at the airport with a sign with your name to give you the welcome, don't worry if your fly is delay we will be waiting for you, we just need your flight information to be checking at what time you will be arriving at San Jose airport Costa Rica.    If you already are at the hotel we will pick you up at your hotel, you just place the time and we will go for you to take you at Uvita beach or viceversa.    All our units are very comfortable with air conditioned and english spoken driver. If you need to stop for anything at the way just let us know and we will do it with pleasure. We are for your service

$165 Day Trips & Excursions

Whale watching (Avistamiento de Ballenas) One Day from San Jose

GTC Costa Rica, invites you to enjoy one of the most beautiful whale sightings of our Pacific coast. We started our tour very early, between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. We make the respective Pick Ups in the hotels in our luxury transport.We take route 27 to the Pacific coast of our country, where we will travel for about an hour to make our first stop in the city of Orotina to have breakfast buffet style, where you can choose our traditional "Gallo Pinto" or if you are vegetarian, your favorite food.After breakfast, we will continue on route number 34, passing through the cities of Jaco Beach, Parrita and Quepos, crossing the entire coast of our country for two hours, we arrive at our destination, Playa Dominicalito, Uvita. Here a quick boat with the captain awaits us, to take the tour of more than two hours in the whale watching. In some occasions we can observe turtles, manta rays or dolphins.We will be sailing for two hours inside the Marino Ballena National Park, to the south of Costa Rica, visiting some of its coasts, seeing the beautiful Humpback Whales and enjoying the sea breeze.After our whale tour, we will have lunch in a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the sea, and then we will visit the whale-shaped beach of the National Park.After lunch, we will visit the Marino Ballena National Park, to spend some time on the beach where people can walk along the shore, visit the tail of the whale formed by the corals of the sea and enjoy the sun. At the end of the afternoon, we will return to San José on the same route to end our trip. We are waiting for you in this great adventure full of emotion for Costa Rica and its Pacific coast

$1270 Cultural & Theme Tours

Costa Rica Whales and Dolphins 5 nights - 6 Days

DAY 1, ARRIVAL IN SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA Departure in regular flight to the capital of Costa Rica. Reception and transport to your hotel. Free day for personal activities and enjoy the surroundings of San José. Accommodation in San José. DAY 2, SAN JOSE - DOMINICAL Breakfast. Transfer to the Ballena Marine National Park in the South Pacific, Uvita one of the best and most popular beaches in Costa Rica. Bahia Ballena-Uvita de Osa, in the heart of Costa Ballena that extends from Dominical to Ojochal; Costa Ballena comprises a vast coastline with wonderful rocky surfaces and beautiful beaches. Known as "Costa Ballena" for the large number of migratory whales observed in the area, its most popular activity includes the original adventure of whale and dolphin watching. The humpback whale regularly visits the Pacific coast of Costa Ballena between mid July to October and again from December to March. In order to feed and find a space for mating. Other popular activities include snorkeling, sport fishing, surfing, diving and kayaking. Accommodation in Uvita. DAY 3, DOMINICAL- OBSERVATION TOUR OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS. Breakfast. The Bahía Aventuras Combo Tour is the best option to fully appreciate what the Ballena Marine National Park has to offer. The excursion has as its starting point the Uvita Beach and visit famous areas such as The Whale Tail of Punta Uvita, Isla Ballena, Tres Hermanas islets and the Ventanas marine caverns. During the excursion in search of Humpback Whales and Pilot Whales; as well as three different species of resident dolphins. When the opportunity arises, you can listen to and observe the dolphin acrobatics. Coral reefs and marine life will also be visited. During the boat tour you will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ballena coastline: observing the diversity of pelagic birds in the islets and the impressive caves of Playa Ventanas (if conditions permit, the experienced captain will sail through the wonderful natural water passages to give the public a spectacular view) Important recommendations: Bring small bags to store personal items, bring sunscreen, come in shorts, bring your swimsuit, towels, sandals. Accommodation in Uvita. DAY 4, DOMINICAL Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the nearby beaches and perform some other tour in the area. Accommodation in Uvita. Day 5: DOMINICAL - SAN JOSÉ Breakfast. In the morning you can enjoy the last moments in the area, touring the area or resting in the hotel. In the afternoon, the course begins towards the city of San José where you can enjoy the surroundings, visit some cultural sites, or go shopping. Accommodation in San José.                 DAY 6, INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT DEPARTURE Breakfast. At the indicated time one of our representatives will take you on our shared transportation to the Juan Santamaría International Airport, to board the flight back to destination.