Marino Ballena National Park
Head down to Uvita's Marino Ballena National Park to explore the impressive Whale's Tail sandbar formation by foot, boat or paddleboard. Named after the Spanish for "whale", the park welcomes Humpbacks seasonally. Spot them frolicking from July through October.
Hike through wild rainforest to the majestic 120ft Nauyaca Waterfalls. Some of Costa Rica's most spectacular falls, should you choose to let their powerful waters fall on your back or meditate in their shallows, at Nauyaca you'll truly appreciate the beauty of nature's design.
Head into the mountains to the Boruca reservation, home to the 2,600 remaining members of the eponymous indigenous community. Spend the day with an artist's collective, trying your hand at painting the tribe's iconic masks, learning about their traditional textiles and delving into the surrounding nature on a waterfall hike or medicinal plant walk.
Cloudbridge Nature Reserve
Explore the biodiverse foothills of Mount Chirripó - Costa Rica's tallest mountain - on a wildlife hike through the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. This private reserve acts as a biological corridor for animals such as the quetzal and tapir, connecting Mt. Chirripó National Park to its surrounding protected areas.