Things to do
Head down from the mountains and you’ll find the beautiful beaches of the Marino Ballena National Park. You could visit one of Costa Rica’s most photographed natural wonders, the Punta Uvita Whale Tail – a 1km sand bar that forms at low tide. These beaches are perfect for swimming or sunbathing.
This region is a nature-lover’s dream. The coast is home to bottle-nose, spinner and spotted dolphins, hawksbill and olive ridley turtles, and a variety of fish. While the jungle is alive with monkeys, sloths, jaguarundis, anteaters, tree frogs, toucans and parakeets. If it’s the right time of year, you’ll also see the spectacular migration of humpback whales.
Hidden away in the mountains, the Rancho Pacifico spa features a TreeHouse treatment centre, spa gardens, spring-fed soaking tubs, an infinity Jacuzzi, private patios and an ocean-view fitness or yoga studio.