Useful Links

Uvita and around

  • Uvita Information Center
    Tourist Information Center in central Uvita
    with plenty of helpful information.
    For example about the Oro Verde Nature Reserve.
  • La Ballena Roja Information Center and Hostel
    Our new information center plus hostel and cafe 5 minutes walking distance from Playa El Chaman.
  • Costa Rica Te Enamora
    Another information office located in Uvita.
    You can purchase your Tica Bus tickets there (to Panama/Nicaragua).
  • El Toboso
    Please also visit our beautiful B&B at Playa El Chaman right by the beach.
  • Whale and Dolphin Festival (information in Spanish)
    happening in the first half of September here in Uvita.
  • COSTATIKA Language School
    Great Spanish School located in Uvita.
  • The Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary
    Highly recommended, great for kids!
    They rescue wild animals and try to bring them back to the jungle. Please book your tour online.
  • Uvita Adventure Tours
    Best kayak tours in Uvita, highly recommended.
  • We recommend Bahia Ballena Tours
    for whale and dolphin watching tours. They really care about Costa Rica's nature, speak good Englisch and are very nice and professional.
  • Costa Rica Dive & Surf
    Another good operator for snorkeling and diving.
  • Reserva Playa Tortuga
    News on facebook
    See turtles and learn more about them at Playa Tortuga, Ojochal.
  • Costa Ballena Lifeguards
    Very important organisation, saved many lifes already... Please support them if you can!
  • Dominical Rafting/ Kayak/ Surf Adventures
    Great and very experienced company for kayaking, rafting and surf, office located in Dominical.
  • To visit "Oro Verde Nature Reserve", please call (506) 8843 8833.
    They offer bird and hiking tours at 6am for $35 per person incl. breakfast. It helps if you have a basic knowledge of Spanish...
  • Parque Reptilandia
    Family-friendly reptile park, 20 min drive from Uvita.
  • Tree Of Life Tours
    will bring you to the most amazing spots (advanced!).
  • Nauyaca Waterfalls
    plus Horseback Riding Tours, 30 minutes drive from Uvita.
    (that's NOT the one next to us!)
  • Costa Rica Birding B&B
    Up in the hills of San Isidro Del General: Bird Watching
    and archeological tours about ancient precolumbian indigenous tribes.
  • Monkey Coffee
    Please check out this great company - they produce the best coffee.
    We serve and sell it at our hostel.
  • Transportation

  • EasyRide
    With pleasure we reserve this shuttle service for whole Costa Rica for you.
  • Travel

  • Shangi-La travel
    One of our favorite travel agencies in Berlin, Germany.
  • titanic Reisen
    Another favorite travel agency in Berlin, Germany.
  • Monkey Mood
    Travel planner for Costa Rica (English, Spanish, German)
  • Accommodation Alajuela & San José

  • Hotel Trotamundos
    Our recommended hostel in Alajuela (near the airport).
  • B&B - Hotel Linda Vista Montaña
    A beautiful B&B/hotel with vulcano view in Alajuela (near the airport) with shuttle service and German hosts.
  • Aldea
    Our recommended hostel in San Jose.
  • Hotel KeKoldi
    Our favorite hotel in downtown San Jose - beautiful, inexpensive and very close to center and zoo.
  • Gaudy's Backpackers
    Another often recommended hostel in San Jose.
  • Kaps Place
    A B&B in San Jose.
  • Tours to Corcovado/Caño Island

  • La Perla del Sur Adventures
    Our recommended tour operator for day tours
    to Corcovado National Park, the mangroves or Caño Island, located in Sierpe.
  • Or contact Daniel Moreno for snorkeling or diving tours to Caño Island: or call (506) 8937 3035 or 8372 8489 or 2775 1745. He is great!
  • Lokal Travel
    A tour operator for local adventures and cultural experiences (around the world).
  • Accommodation in Corcovado/Osa

  • Martina's Place Hostel
    A great hostel in Drake Bay, very well equipped, with great service to organise tours and Martina speaks German, too.
  • Las Cotingas
    An exceptional lodge with stunning ocean views in Drake Bay.
  • The Jaguar's Jungle
    A very remote hostel outside Drake Bay.
  • Bolita Rainforest Hostel
    Another very remote hostel by the national park Corcovado with private rainforest hikes.
  • Accommodation elsewhere

  • Mi Vida Lodge / Guava Lodge
    Beautiful, inexpensive cabinas + restaurant north of Dominical right by Playa Matapalo.
  • Pura Vida Mini Hostel
    A sweet hostel on the road to Manuel Antonio - great location!
  • Selina Manuel Antonio
    A very fancy hostel/hotel in Manuel Antonio.
  • Villas Jacquelina
    A lovely hostel in Quepos/Manuel Antonio.
  • Room2Board Hostel
    A recommendable big surf hostel in Jacó.
  • Hotel/Cabinas Zabamar
    A very nice hotel with clean cabins, pool, café and private access to the beach in Jacó.
  • Hotel Vista Golfo
    Great Adventure Park not far from Puntarenas -
    perfect for a stopover between here and San José/the north...
  • Hostel Montaña Linda
    A lovely hostel in the valley Orosí, close to the vulcano Irazú.
    Perfect for a stopover on the way to or from San José.
  • Brigitte Cahuita
    Nice cabins and more in beautiful Cahuita (Caribbean coast).
  • Walaba Hostel
    A hostel in beautiful Punta Uva (Caribbean coast near Puerto Viejo).
  • ChanteMar
    A small and quiet boutique hotel in Playa Avellanas (near Tamarindo, Guanacaste).
  • Further information

  • Wikipedia: Costa Rica
  • Auswärtiges Amt
    Länderinformationen Costa Rica (in German)
  • Transamerica
    Reiseinformationen Costa Rica (in German)
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