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).
  • 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

  • Tracopa
    is the bus company's name that brings you to Uvita and further south to David, Panama.
  • 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.
    and Jaguar Corcovado Tours
    starting Corcovado tours from Pueto Jimenez and we heard great things about them!
    But you better like hiking...
  • 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.
  • 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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