Uvita (Costa Rica)

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Uvita de Osa is a small village in southern Costa Rica. It is notable for hosting an annual music event (Envision Festival) and being home to the Cola de Ballena (Whale's Tail) and the closest village to Marino Ballena National Park. Uvita has grown tremendously over the last 6 years and is the commercial center of Costa Ballena. Many expatriates from northern America and Europe have made Uvita their home. The surfer crowd prefers Dominical while Uvita has become the tourist tour hub of the Costa Ballena region. Tours range from whale watching, ATV tours, and surfing lessons to snorkeling excursions. Uvita offers many lodging options to tourists, from hostels such as the Tucan Hotel, Flutterby House and Cascada Verde to luxurious boutique hotels such as Vista Celestial.



  • Scarlet and Great Green Macaw
  • Green and Little Blue Herons
  • American White Pelican
  • Scintilant Hummingbird
  • Other species of birds, such as doves, pigeons, eagles, saltators, orioles, kingfishers, and parakeets.


  • Hercules Beetle
  • Scarabs
  • Leaf-Cutter and Army Ants
  • Morpho and Glasswing Butterfly
  • Thaos Swallowtail


  • Spider Monkey
  • Baird’s Tapir
  • Pumas
  • Jaguarundis
  • Margays
  • Ocelots
  • Vampire Bats

Marine animals[edit]


  • Bottle-nosed Dolphins
  • Pacific Spotted Dolphins
  • Humpback Whales
  • Blue Whales
  • Pilot Whales


  • Green Sea Turtles
  • Leatherback Sea Turtles
  • Yellow-bellied Sea Snake
  • Green or Black Iguana
  • Striped Basilisk
  • Boa Constrictors
  • eyelash viper
  • bushmasters
  • Boa Constrictors
  • eyelash viper
  • bushmasters
  • Spectacled Caiman
  • American Crocodile


  • Bull Shark
  • Nurse Shark
  • Cortez Angelfish
  • Butterfly fish
  • Parrot Fish
  • Puffer Fish


  • Giant Toad
  • Red-Eyed Tree Grog
  • Dart Frog
  • Glass Frog[1][2]


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