Costa Ballena — The South Pacific Coast
Why the Costa Ballena? Located about an hour south of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the pristine and largely unspoiled region offers miles of scenic beaches bordered by coastal mountains and jungle. Laid back communities dot the coast from the surf town of Dominical to Uvita, home of the Marino Ballena National Park, down to beautifully remote Ojochal, famed for its diverse international cuisine.
Once a village of fisherman and agricultural workers, Dominical is now a popular gathering spot for surfers, artisans and expats seeking a more relaxed lifestyle. The unpaved main street is dotted with small hotels and hostels, local grocers, surf shops, and small bars and restaurants.
A newly constructed walkway fronts the palm-studded beach, providing an area for scenic strolls along the strand. The nearby Costanera mountain range boasts spectacular scenery and amazing ocean views.
A short drive down the Costanera highway from Dominical is the town of Uvita. Here you will find the spectacular Marino Ballena, National Park. This maritime zone park also features the famous “Whale’s tail’’, a giant rock and sand formation with the shape of the tail of a whale. And it is very fitting as this marine park features arrivals of schools of humpback whales annually. Uvita also boasts beautiful unspoiled beaches, waterfalls, jungle and the Costanera range, which goes up to 2,000 feet, affording amazing views up and down the coastline.
The South Pacific Coast offers an array of options for real estate investors looking to enjoy a more laid back version of ‘pura vida’. From beach houses to hilltop estates and development properties, Exclusive Homes Costa Rica is ready to meet your needs.