Things to Do in the surroundings of Ojochal, Uvita and Dominical

Come and enjoy the Costa Ballena, the area around Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal.
This beautiful area of mountains covered with tropical rainforest is known for its stunning nature and its biodiversity and there are lots of things to do. Rivers and waterfalls create magical places for people to swim and relax. The tropical rainforest meets pristine palm beaches in Dominical and Uvita. And the Pacific Ocean supplies the area with extraordinary marine wildlife as whales, dolphins and sea turtles. To the south is the renowned Corcovado National Park, according to many visitors the most beautiful national park in Costa Rica which has the most intense biodiversity in the world

This page will give you an overview of things to do during your stay in the surroundings of Ojochal, Dominical and Uvita, Costa Rica.

El Pavón Waterfall
You can refresh yourself in a stunning waterfall nearby the Rio Tico Safari Lodge.
Canopy Tour
Do you want to explore the southern zone of Costa Rica in a adrenaline filled way? This zipline tour gives you a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the tropical rainforest.
US$ 80 per person
Montañas La Esperanza Hike
Explore the mountainous rainforest on foot on the hiking trails on the other side of the river. You have a chance to see howler monkey and white face monkeys. Look for the small bluejeans frog that you can find in between the roots of the trees.
US$ 3 per person.
Whales & Dolphins tour

From August till mid October and from the end of December till April you have an excellent opportunity to see humpback whales and dolphins in the nearby Marino Ballena National Park. The humpback whales come to this bay to give birth and let their young feed for a few months before making the arduous trip north.
US$ 70 per person

Horseback riding
One of the best ways to appreciate our unique area is on a horseback ride through the mountains or on the deserted beaches.
US$ 65 per person.
Isla del Caño

The Biological Reserve Caño Island is located in the Pacific Ocean, about 20 km offshore from the Osa Peninsula and is considered one of the best snorkeling and diving spots of Costa Rica. The area contains coral reefs and the visibility of the water can reach up to 20 meters deep (65 feet), which makes it easy to spot the abundant marine wildlife as sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracuda, tuna, reef sharks and snappers.
US$ 113 per person

Corcovado National Park
From the Rio Tico Safari Lodge you can make a day trip, or take several days to explore Corcovado National Park. This is one of most the ecologically undisturbed areas of Costa Rica and one of the few places in the world where one has a real chance to see a tapir in the wild. In addition, the four different Costa Rican monkey species are often seen here as well as scarlet macaws, toucans, anteaters, coatis, racoons, deer, wild boars, snakes, crocodiles and countless bird species.
US$ 120 per person
Mangrove Tour
Sierpe is the centre for exploring the largest mangrove estuary left in the Americas. On day trips in the river canals, visitors often see several species of birds, monkeys, caiman and even tree boa constrictors.
US$ 60 per person
Boruca Indigenous tribe
Besides all the exotic nature that Costa Rica has to offer, you may also enjoy learning the traditions of the local indigenous tribe, the Borucas. The Borucas still practice the art forms of their ancestors which can be experienced during an interactive tour to the Boruca village. The Boruca are happy to show you how they craft their traditional wooden masks, make their colored thread with natural dyes and the process of weaving on their looms.
US$ 60 per person