Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva attractions

Top Choice Beach in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Punta Uva

Off a dirt road marked by Punta Uva Dive Center is an idyllic quiet cove that could double for a scene in the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach. There are usually a couple of locals renting out surfboards on the sand…
Top Choice Beach in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Playa Cocles

Playa Cocles has waves for surfers who aren't keen to break skin and bones at nearby Salsa Brava (Costa Rica's biggest break). Instead, it has steep lefts and rights, which break (and often dump) on the steep sandy …
Wildlife Reserve in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Jaguar Centro de Rescate

Named in honor of its original resident, a jaguar, this well-run wildlife-rescue center in Playa Chiquita now focuses mostly on other animals, including sloths, alligators, anteaters, snakes and monkeys. Founded by …