Uvita's Whale Tail, located just 40 minutes from Platanillo on the south pacific coast towards the Osa Peninsula, is famous for its stunning beaches and migration of humpback whales to the warm and calm waters of the Marino Ballena National Park. At low tide you can walk the natural reef barrier. Each year Uvita is blessed with visits of humpback whales from December to March and again from late July to early November.
Other Points of Interest:
PLAYA HERMOSA To the south, this beach is connected to Playa Uvita by a sandy tongue, or tombolo, in the shape of an anchor that can be explored at low tide, when different species of crab, fish, mollusk and algae may be observed. From this spot both beaches may be viewed, as well as the beautiful Fila Costeña mountains.
PLAYA UVITA One of the most stunning beaches on the Southern Pacific coast, Playa Uvita features moderate surf safe for swimming, as well as estuaries and mangrove swamps, especially at its north end. South of the Quebrada Villegas estuary is a lovely line of coconut palms. Near the south end of the beach is Quebrada Colonia. This beach is ideal for walking and horseback riding, as well as observing the marine life around Punta Uvita.
PUNTA UVITA Rich in marine life, this tongue, or tombolo, features a reef that shelters it from dangerous currents and strong surf, making it a perfect place to swim and cool off. It’s also a popular spot among divers.
UVITA MANGROVE SWAMP Located behind Punta Uvita, this mangrove swamp is rich in typical coastal flora and is home to several species of seabird, including the little blue heron, the white ibis and the osprey.