Farmers Market


Held a short distance from the main entrance to Uvita, along the unpaved road, this sweet little farmers market on Saturdays is a good place to mingle with locals and longtime expats, and purchase psychedelic jewelry, locally grown fruit and vegetables, honey and home-cooked foods.

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Nearby Uvita attractions

1. Cascada Verde

0.86 MILES

Around 2.5km inland and uphill (toward Cascada Verde hostel), this waterfall plunges into an inviting deep pool, perfect for a refreshing dip. Visitors…

2. Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

1.27 MILES

Famous for its wide, 4km-long beach, part of which is shaped like whale's tail at low tide, this small but important marine park protects coral and rock…

4. Reserva Biológica Oro Verde


A few kilometers before Uvita is a signed turnoff to the left. A rough dirt road (4WD only) leads 3.5km up the hill to this private reserve on the farm of…

5. Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

6.59 MILES

Around 1.5km east and uphill from Dominical, this wildlife sanctuary takes in injured and orphaned animals as well as illegal pets. Its mission is to…

6. Playa Ventanas

6.97 MILES

Tucked behind a grove of coco palms, this crescent-shaped, black-sand-and-pebble beach has elaborate rock formations at either end, and is called …

7. Playa Dominicalito

8.15 MILES

Three kilometers south of Dominical, this sheltered bay is favored by beginners when the surf is big in Dominical. Surf schools from Dominical frequently…

8. Reserva Playa Tortuga

8.74 MILES

Set up in 2009 by Costa Rican scientists, this excellent center conducts several important projects, including an inventory of local mammals and…