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Things to do in Uvita

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“When in season hump back wales are plenty ( July till November) inquire on line”
  • 43 locals recommend
City
“Uvita Beach:  This is the closest beach at 2.3 km or a 7-minute drive.  You can also walk to the beach for an immersive neighborhood experience, about 37 minutes.  To get there, head southwest toward Route 34, turn left at National Car Rental onto Route 34 (Pass by Restaurante Marino Ballena (on the left in 83 m) for 500 m. Turn right for 700 m.  Turn left for 800 m. Turn right for 600 m. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
National Park
“The beach is shaped like whale’s tail, there’s lots of whale watching tours in September. You get to see dolphins, whales, turtles, and sting rays depending on how lucky you are ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee/desert place. Also very good pizza and other food. Buy a bag of their organic coffee!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Transportation
“This is the place to go for local adventure information and to book tours, car rentals, and airport transfers. Sonia Leon and her multilingual staff provide answers to questions and can set you up for the most unforgettable experiences, based on whatever you are looking for. Check out their website, book tours in advance if you can, and tell them Casa Buendia sent you for extra special treatment!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great selection of local and international food, beer, wine and alcohol. They also have general health and beach essentials. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional Costa Rican dishes. A local hangout. On the highway next to BM south. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The on-site roasted chicken and homemade pizzas are over the top. This is an iconic spot for outdoor dining and enjoying the local ambiance.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Bahía Aventuras is bar none the best tour operator in the region. Try a combo boat tour to spy whales, dolphins, and sea turtles and to swim in the open ocean. Visit Las Ventanas caves, Caño Island, Corcovado National Park and many more locations. Bahía Aventuras tour guides are knowledgeable about the varied ocean species and the area. This will be a highlight of your trip.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Flutterby House is an amazing little beach hostel in Uvita with great vibes, yummy food, and tasty drinks. We really appreciate the sustainable practices they follow and love supporting them. The Flutterby House is located a 5-minute walk to the famous "Whale Tail" beach ($6 entry to the beach most days), making it a great spot to grab some food and a cold drink after a swim, sunbathe, or surf lesson. *If you're planning on spending any nights in Uvita and want a budget-friendly option near the beach, we highly recommend checking out their website to see the cabins and bunk options that are available - we love the Flutterby!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Simple but elegant. Outdoor seating. Fresh breezes. Great sushi. Best wine you'll find in town! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Bakery, breakfast bagels, Argentinean empanadas, pizza. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Saturday Farmers market with local produce, coffee from local farms, fresh fish and produce and local artists. 8-12 AM”
  • 5 locals recommend
Health
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Spanish-style restaurant with good food near the Playa Chaman. Not open all year round so good to call first. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Traditional Costa Rican dishes. A local hangout. On the highway next to BM south. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The on-site roasted chicken and homemade pizzas are over the top. This is an iconic spot for outdoor dining and enjoying the local ambiance.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Bakery, breakfast bagels, Argentinean empanadas, pizza. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Spanish-style restaurant with good food near the Playa Chaman. Not open all year round so good to call first. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this restaurant for lunch. A wide verity of options but I always get the fish or shrimp tacos and a maracuya marg. :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great seafood restaurant and doesn't bonus around nine or 10 PM the restaurant vibes around the cocktail bar on weekends which is a fun place to hang out, maybe dance as you enjoy the music”
  • 1 local recommends
Hostel
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This charming little place is the closest restaurant to Casita Bahia. Mexican-Costa Rican fare. I love the beef enchiladas, shrimp tostada, and chifrijo. Good, strong margaritas and sometimes interesting flavors like tamarindo or pineapple jalapeno. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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