Marino Ballena National Park

whale_tail.jpgPart of the Marino Ballena National Park (a.k.a. the Whale's Tail), the beach is a mere 5-minute walk away. From there it is a 45-minute beach walk to the Whale's Tail (shown here, from above). Other beaches within driving distance are Playa Hermosa in Uvita, and Playa Tortuga and Playa Ventanas in Ojochal.

 

Surfing

9307731.jpegWe are located next to a nice sandy-bottom beach break, which offers great beginning to intermediate surfing. We rent boogie boards and surfboards and offer surf lessons with our fantastic instructor, Rama. Awesome surf outfits not included. 

 

Snorkeling

6644365.jpegThe Whale's Tail is the ideal place for the underwater enthusiast, with great reefs and fish diversity. We offer mask and snorkel rentals, and can also arrange tours with local independent operators.

 

Slacklining

slacklineKeep your free time balanced with a jaunt on the slackline. Show off your skills or get someone to show you the ropes. Afterwards, head out surfing and keep your feet on the board.

 

Volleyball

volleyballCome volley down with friends and family at the Flutterby. Or put together a few teams and have a tournament to determine the Flutter Champions!

 

Bouldering Wall

bouldering-wallBring your climbing shoes and traverse our bouldering wall. We recently added a 45-degree overhang and painted a mural over the whole thing. If you have any extra climbing shoes to donate, please bring them down with you so everyone can enjoy the wall!

 

Whale Watching

whale.jpgMost visitors will see whales on a boat tour during one of the longest whale watching seasons on the planet. The humpback whales migrate through the area between late July and November and again between December and March, coming alternately from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Visitors can also see bottlenose and spotted dolphins, sea birds, mangrove forests and sea caves.

 

Scuba Diving

diving.jpgDive down beneath the waves and explore a different world with a PADI-certified diving instructor. Explore just off the coast in Marino Ballena National Park, or take a longer trip to some world-class diving at Caño Island.

 

Waterfall Tours

1551385.jpegDrew (left) offers the best waterfall tours around! The cliff jumping is optional but once you start, you just can't stop! He offers private tours (i.e., there are few other people around) to amazingly beautiful places. The tours range from beginner to expert, depending on how much hiking and adventure you're up for. Lunch is included and delicious!

 

ATV Tours

671056.jpegHang out with Will and Andy for a day and they'll take you on an awesome adventure through the jungles of Costa Rica. This is a great way to get up close to paradise!

 

Canyoning

canyoningEnjoy a day of clambering over rocks and rappelling down waterfalls with your charismatic guides Scotti and Bob. Rappel down 6 waterfalls, then relax in the Uvita River before heading back to base camp.

  

Horseback Rides

7982106.jpegWe have 2 horseback tour options! One winds up into the mountains through the rainforest filled with birds, monkeys, and the occasional sloth, and back down to the river for a look at some waterfalls and a quick dip in the clear cool water. The second option is a seaside ride to the Whale's Tail. Seaside tour is tide dependent.

 

Farmer's Market and Saturday Baseball

2223049.jpegFarmer's Market is every Saturday from 8am to 12pm and offers a variety of locally grown vegetables, local fish homemade baked goods and handmade crafts. Afterwards, head to the slow-pitch softball game where everyone is encouraged to play, or heckle. Drew keeps the crowds well-fed with hot dogs and hamburgers for sale. 

 

Zip Lining

6802226.jpegYou are completely surrounded by nature while zipping from tree to tree through primary rainforest.  The canopy allows you the chance to see monkeys, birds and sloths, and the zip line gives you a great adrenaline rush!