Dominical / Uvita-WAVES & WHALES

Marino Ballena National Park


An important protected area for the humpback whales which migrate from both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere each year to give birth and raise their young before migrating back to colder waters

Wildlife Galore


An impressive variety of jungle friends call this region home – including scarlet macaws, toucans, howler monkeys, sloths, ocelots, and peccaries.  It’s a birder’s paradise!



Learn to surf at Playa Chaman or check out the more advanced breaks like Hermosa and Dominical.

Located a four hour drive from the capital of San Jose, this is a friendly and nature rich area of Costa Rica where the wildlife starts outnumbering people. The towns get smaller and the spaces in between grow larger. There are some wonderful restaurants in the area and this beautiful region offers lodging from the adults only Forbes rated "the most glamorous romantic resort in Costa Rica" to funky bungalows located within walking distance to the beach. Whether its surfing, yoga, nature, or any combination – you'll love this little slice of heaven.

A stay in Dominical or Uvita can be a great jumping off point for a trip into the Osa Peninsula – a true jungle lover's dream. The experts at Viva Adventures can sort out the logistics and offer you a trip of a lifetime.