Activities along the southern Pacific coast

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In our tight knit community there is plenty to do within a short drive from our developments. San Isidro is nearby, one of the largest cities outside the central valley, complete with many shopping opportunities and big box stores. In Golfito, just a bit south of Ojochal, there is a duty free shopping zone with a large selection of international goods. Panama is only a couple of hours drive south. For natural attractions, there are many local public and private parks and reserves offering guided and self guided hiking trails. There are countless opportunities for horse back riding, canopy tours, zip line tours, nature watching, surfing, snorkeling, diving, tree climbing, wind surfing and other adventure travel opportunities. Those interested in a more relaxed routine can walk on the beach, lay in the sun, kayak, canoe, sport fish, take a bus tour, take a helicopter or ultra-lite aircraft tour, visit a local butterfly farm or just shop in a nearby duty free zone. There is plenty to do, at a more relaxed pace and at bargain prices. The area is also the home to a large number of great restaurants, bars and hotels.

Some of our restaurants along the Costa Ballena:

Citrus Restaurant and Lounge
Gringo Mike's Pizza Cafe
Ron & Adie's
El Jardin de Tortuga
Tilapias El Pavon
ConFusione Ristorante Italiano
Coco Lindo
Iguana Cafe

Chef's Table
Marino Ballena
Cuna del Angel
Jolly Roger
La Paracela
La Macha
Coconut Spice
Rum Bar
San Clemente
Tortilla Flats
Andy's Burger Shack
La Fogata

Cafe Exotica

gourmet dessert

Hotels and Guest Houses

El Buena Vista
Villas Gaia
El Perezoso
El Mono Feliz
Diquis Del Sur
Villas El Bosque
Villas El Papagayo
Finca Bavaria
Cuna del Angel
La Cusinga
Cristal Ballena
Villas Rio Mar


Mar y Selva
Diu Wak
Plaza Suites
Casi el Cielo
Villas de las Aves
Whale and Dolphins Ecolodge
Nido Del Halcon
The Lookout
Roca Verde
Coconut Grove
Rio Lindo
Pacific Edge


la fogata chicken

green leaf arts

Area Supermarkets & Organics:

Licorera Feliz
Supermercado Jucaloa
Supermercado Dominical
Supermercado Don Israel
Supermercado y Licorera Duaseq
La Corona Supermarket
Panaderia del Frances - French Bakery
Chirripo Homgrown
Uvita Farmer's Market

Nature Tours

Hacienda Baru
Oro Verde
Don Lulu's
Terraba Kayak Tours
Bahia Aventuras

Home Furnishings

Royal Palm Interiors
Samoa Boutique

Scuba Diving

Mystic Dive Center

Art, Gifts, etc...

Green Leaf
Tucan Souvenir & Gifts
Mama Kiya Art Gallery


Costa Rica Hook Setters


Movies in the jungle

Community Groups

Costa Ballena Women's Group
Dominical Little Theatre


la corona grocery store

delicious casado