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aerial view of Uvita beach

Playa Uvita

Welcome to Uvita Beach

Playa Uvita, also called Punta Uvita is the beach you will reach using the main entrance of Marino Ballena National Park and which will give you access to the famous whale's tail beach (at low tide only!).

All whale watching boats tours departures are from here. But it’s also a great place for swimming and relaxing. Bordered by coconut trees and almond trees: this is an authentic wild beach of the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Monkeys and scarlet macaws are frequent noisy visitors and it is never too crowded with people!

The National Park keeps it pristine, far away from being spoiled by any sort of buildings or touristic facilities. Here, it’s just Nature at its best and we can only recommend going all the way to the end of the whale’s tail at low tide. Then, turn around, and face the mountains and all the green scenery. The immensity of this untouched landscape is truly empowering.

The National Park and this beach are now open every day of the week.
Wearing a protective mask will be required to enter the park (not while you are inside the park but only when queuing up to pay the entrance fee).

Good to Know

Opening Hours
From 7am to 6pm. Open every day of the week.
Swimming
Perfect for families. This is one of the most protected beaches in the area and it is lifeguarded.
Surfing
No
Equipment
Lifeguards. Toilets and showers. Local restaurants and bars located just outside the park.
Fee
Foreigners $6.78. Nationals and residents CRC1,130. Free for children under 11. Payments by credit cards only.

Access

When driving South through Uvita (from Dominical to Ojochal), you will need to take the first right after the big grocery store BM. Then simply follow this road until you see the Dolphin Tours company and restaurant. There turn left and keep driving to the entrance of the park.

You will find several car parks on that last stretch leading to the park.