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This beach is a wonderful place to go relax. This is our first time but we will be back. We know... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel G
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The whale tail looks amazing on photos and seems like the iconic landmark because the whales... read more

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Uvita, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is a wonderful place to go relax. This is our first time but we will be back. We know it’s low season due to the rain, but if it’s this beautiful and peaceful when it’s dark and rainy, I can’t imagine how amazing...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whale tail looks amazing on photos and seems like the iconic landmark because the whales actually stop by. I wonder if it’s really natural or a hidden marketing ploy from the past decades. Anyway, Uvita itself is lovely and I have been back after...More

Thank CaraC_980
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Fabulous. Checkout the Whales Tail. When Tide is low you can walk pretty far out. Beautiful sunset Not too crowded.

Thank Kathydesigner07
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I have been to beaches all over the world and this by far was the most amazing. The beach comes to a point where the two sides of the Pacific Ocean crash into each other, known as Whale Tale beach. We were able to walk...More

Thank 872ambers
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We skipped over Marino Ballena National Park and went to a free Uvita beach just a little further south. We used our gps to find a way to get there. We found a long, wide stretch of dark sand surrounded by the forest. There were...More

Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 26 August 2018

After eating we drove over to the beach in Uvita in hopes that we would be able to see the Whales Tail. There was a $6 Entrance fee to the park/beach for non-residents. The walk to the beach is about 7 minutes from this point...More

Thank Naibeee
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Big tidal swings with access to the “whales tail reef”. This also were you meet tour guides that launch from this beach. We went whale watching and it was quite an adventure getting out through the surf! But well worth it.

Thank Penelopewms
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Beautiful clean beach with lots of shells and sand dollars the kids enjoyed playing in the sand and getting splashed by the waves.

Thank Ann K
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The beach was a bit more dark than expected, based upon foto's. However, to swim there are some very nice beaches. For surfing it was great.

Thank Alinda_BO
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the whales take at Uvita and spent three hours in the surf with the kiddos. Great water and super for kids. Beautiful view of the rainforest as you walk up the tale. We spent an hour rock pooling and found many crabs including...More

Thank 4WilsonsUK
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jose C
11 October 2018|
Response from msears |
por la mañana. 8am o 9am
12 November 2017|
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Response from Jackie L | Reviewed this property |
Well, there’s a bunch of stray dogs so I’m going to say yes.
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Response from dhlc416 | Reviewed this property |
there was no impact of the Hurricane in this area - however we continue to have significant seasonal rains - expecting 12" in the next few days - this can impact access at any time, but usually only for a few hours as... More