Uvita Beach

Playas Uvita, Bahia and Bellena all make up the Whale`s tale.
Between Playa and Dominical is Bahia or the Whales Tale beach. At low tide one can walk out to the distal extension of the whale`s and at certain times can also snorkel. You will need to follow the tide charts to determine when you can walk out to the whale`s tail.

The local municipality is in the process of declaring three beaches to have free access and the others to have paid access. When you arrive here we will be happy to guide you to the beach of your choice with current guidelines.

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These beaches do not have life guards (something to be on guard for in all of Costa Rica) and there are rip tides. It is important to receive instructions in appropriate beach protocol and how keep safe. For your safety please inquire before swimming .

Tour operators in Uvita can provide shorter tours to the Whales Tale or Ballena Tale to snorkel and dive closer to home. Ballena National Park is a system of reefs and island stretching for thirteen Kilometers and over 5000 hectars of protected marine area.

The three islands (Tres Hermanas) are part of these waters and provide some of the best diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica.

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