- National Park Marino Ballena
- Whale Watching (humpback whales)
- Uvita Tours
The tour is a marine tour mainly spending most of the tour on the boat, Our carefully chosen captains know exactly where the Whales & dolphins are. The tour varies no one tour is the same because the route changes due to tied and current changes. This tour is recommended because the time spent out in the ocean during the whale season is just perfect, during whale season these beautiful and very interesting creatures can be observed with in ranges of 5 meters- 500 meters.
- The national park entrance fee (US $6 per person included)
- 1 bottle of water
- 1 serving of fruit
- Duration 3½ hours
- Snorkeling gear
- Bilingual marine expert guide-Landmarks (whale’s tail, Three Sisters Island, Ventanas (caverns) & more
Whale & Dolphin watching, in the national park Marino Ballena.
Whale watching seasons,
September through October Humpback whales from the Patagonia,
January through March Humpback whales from the north pacific.
Why these gentle giants visit our area not once but twice a year
The Humpback whale visits the tropics to mate and to give birth to their offspring, while in this journey the individuals do not feed they only have one thing on their minds that is to reproduce. The whales that visit this area are unique because thanks to the humpback whales songs recorded in the early 70’s by North American scientist, the conservation of the creatures was jump started. With our tour operators there is a machine that allows you to hear these animals sing, an experience that a young child to an elderly couple will remembers their whole lives. The whales jump early in the season since the males need to impress the females by that a female picks the best performance and with that male she mates. Often The whales tail can be seen and photographed, this is important since no one tail is the same.
When you bring your camera along and are fortunate to capture a good picture of the tail that image can be used to help scientist track the whale trough out the world. Uniquely enough you may also be able to give that whale a name if that is if the whale has never been photographed, a good chance due to that the calf whales are born in our waters. The calf whale is easy to see since it cannot submerge for more then ten minutes, this is due to the calf’s small lungs. This is just a little summery about how unique these animals really are, seeing one is the experience of a life time. We would like to invite you to experience this ecosystem first hand and provide the means to facilitate your travels.
All day tour- during the off season for the whales our tour operator offers the following package.
- False killer whale all year
- Short-finned pilot whale all year
- Pan tropical spotted dolphin all year
- Common bottlenose dolphin all year
- Central American spinner dolphin
- Rough-toothed dolphin
DURATION: 3½ hours
The tour starts at the traditional Costa Rican family home in the mountains there you will enjoy a traditional breakfast. From the house after a delicious meal you will head over to the waterfall where diving and swimming are possible. In the area of Dominical- Uvita- Ojochal this waterfall is the best spot to dive from the cascade, half way down of course. Back at the family house you will eat a traditionally prepared lunch.
- Bilingual area specialist guide
- Two meals
- Duration 6 hours
- Landmarks (The world famous Nauyaca waterfall- witch is family owned,
- Monkeys, natural swimming pool, natural cascade, and a small petting zoo
- Transportation is available
DURATION: 2-3 hours
- Uvita Tours
- National Reserve
The easy to ride horses are the best advantage of taking this tour, easily handle the primary and secondary forest before the fresh waterfall. The waterfall is in a private area accessible only by the tour company and a limited number of 10 people are allowed access at one time. The unique swimming hole is ideal for families due to its sallow waters and calm waters. Number one is also the possibilities of seeing monkeys are very good since the forest is lined with trees where monkeys like being.
- Bilingual area specialist guide
- Duration 3 to 4 hours
- Landmarks (monkey, natural swimming pool, natural cascade, and other.)
- Transportation is available.
DURATION: 3-4 hours
- Terraba- Sierpe Mangrove Swamp
- Sierpe Tours
Take the trip a little ways south of Uvita to the Terraba- Sierpe mangrove swamp where one of Costa Rica’s most valuable treasure in biodiversity is found. The mangrove serves as a nursery for fish and it is very common thing to see a crocodile swim along side of you. Not to worry the distances is always kept with all animals to preserve their environment.
- Transportation to destination and back to the lodge.
- Bilingual mangrove specialist guide
- Duration 2½ to 3½ hours
- Landmarks (Boa constrictor, American crocodile, white face monkey’s, kayak determined paths, and other.)
- Transportation is not extra if there is more then 3 people from the same group.
DURATION: 2½ – 3½ hours
Class III and IV. The Coto Brus River is known for its beautiful scenery, the greenness that surrounds it and the diversity of wildlife that you can find on it. Since other boaters are rarely found there, it is a virgin river for rafting. It is simply an unforgettable adventure. Along the river we will make a stop where you will have lunch and have a chance to rest so you can be ready for more action.
Requirements: Ages 14 and over. Participants must know how to swim, have the abilities to walk in slippery or unstable places and paddle.
Includes: transportation to starting point of tour, duration 10 hours, all equipment, included expert guides- landmark (experiencing the bloodlines of the rainforest its rivers)
Class II and III. The descent starts on the valley San Juan de Dios and it end in dominical beach. This river offers a half-day adventure. The Guabo River has a lot to offer, such as exuberant vegetation, mystical canyons and an exciting descent. During the run of 8 miles (13 km) you will have the chance to hike waterfalls, enjoy its richness in wildlife and unique scenery. You will have the opportunity to feel the rush and adrenaline that white water rivers offer. Along the river we will make a stop where you will have lunch and a chance to enjoy the beauty of the canyon.
Requirements: Ages 10 and over. Participants must know how to swim, have the abilities to walk in slippery or unstable places and paddle.
Includes: transportation to starting point of tour duration 6 hours all equipment is included expert guides- landmark (experiencing the bloodlines of the rainforest its rivers)
Class II and III. The Savegre River is one of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica. It is the perfect river for families and young kids. During the descent you will have the chance to enjoy the canyons, waterfalls, and tropical scenery. Along the river we will stop to enjoy the waterfalls and have lunch.
Requirements: Ages 8 and over. Participants must know how to swim, have the abilities to walk in slippery or unstable places and paddle.
Includes: transportation to starting point of tour, duration 9 hours, all equipment, included expert guides- landmark (experiencing the bloodlines of the rainforest its rivers)
DURATION: 6 hours