Welcome to Uvita

Welcome to Paradise

Uvita, Costa Rica

Welcome to Uvita, Costa Rica – a hidden gem nestled in the breathtaking Osa Peninsula. This small town is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning natural surroundings, and abundance of outdoor activities. From surfing and snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters to hiking through the lush rainforests, there’s something for everyone in Uvita.

But Uvita is more than just a vacation destination – it’s a place where you can truly connect with nature and find a sense of peace and relaxation. The friendly locals, vibrant culture, and laid-back atmosphere all contribute to the unique charm of this special place. So whether you’re looking for an adventure-filled holiday or a peaceful retreat, Uvita has something to offer. We can’t wait to welcome you to this magical place and help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Mountains to Ocean

Come explore the hidden gem of Uvita, Costa Rica and discover stunning beaches, breathtaking natural surroundings, and endless outdoor adventures from surfing to snorkeling to hiking through lush rainforests.

Exploring the OSA

What’s it like in Uvita


Just a short distance from Yoga Maya, you’ll find the stunning beaches of the Marino Ballena National Park, affectionately known as the Whale Tail National Park. This picturesque stretch of sand is a popular spot for whale watching, as these majestic creatures come to mate in the area twice a year. But the beach itself is a destination in its own right, with a unique sandbar shaped like a whale’s tail that allows you to walk out into the ocean for breathtaking views of the jungle. Whether you want to bask in the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or simply take in the beauty of your surroundings, the beach at the Whale Tail National Park is the perfect place.


Escape to the jungle in Uvita, Costa Rica and discover a world of natural beauty. As you venture into the mountains on the opposite side of town, you’ll find yourself surrounded by waterfalls and dense, verdant jungle. Stroll through the bamboo forest in search of elusive sloths, or wander alongside the river and keep an eye out for turtles and iguanas. If you want to fully immerse yourself in the unique abundance of the jungle, there are plenty of local and regional tours available to guide you through the best that the national park has to offer. Don’t miss the chance to explore the jungle in all its majesty.


While staying at Yoga Maya, you’ll have the chance to encounter an array of stunning wildlife on a daily basis. Monkeys and scarlet macaws are a common sight, and as you walk around town you’ll be treated to the sight of countless beautiful birds and strange insects. Hummingbirds will flit around you as you enjoy your morning coffee, while enormous blue morpho butterflies and bright green parrots grace the skies. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the unofficial animal of Costa Rica – the sloth. These slow-moving creatures embody the laid-back “Pura Vida” lifestyle perfectly and are a joy to behold. So keep an eye out and you’ll be rewarded with unforgettable encounters with the wildlife of Uvita, Costa Rica.


The community in Uvita, Costa Rica is truly special. Here, you’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere where everyone looks out for one another. As you walk down the street, you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles from locals who are happy to share their culture and traditions with visitors. The markets offer the opportunity to purchase fresh, hand-made produce from the community, and regular events bring people together to celebrate and connect. At Yoga Maya, we encourage our guests to get involved in the community and make a positive impact during their stay. Whether you participate in a beach cleanup, volunteer at the turtle sanctuary, or teach local kids how to surf, there are always opportunities to make a difference and build strong connections with the people of Uvita.


Uvita and the surrounding areas are home to a diverse range of excellent restaurants that offer something for every taste. Whether you’re in the mood for a high-end, international culinary experience or a more casual, traditional “Tico” meal cooked in someone’s home, you’ll find it here. From sushi to Indian, Italian to Israeli, the culinary scene in this town is truly diverse. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be able to find a restaurant that caters to your needs and delivers delicious, satisfying cuisine. So come hungry and explore the diverse dining options available in Uvita, Costa Rica.


Uvita and the surrounding towns offer a vibrant nightlife scene with a variety of bars, microbreweries, and dance events to choose from. As the sun sets, people gather at local bars and restaurants to enjoy a few margaritas and socialize with friends. While there are options for those who want to keep the party going late into the night, the emphasis here is on living in the light and waking up with the sun. With its laid-back atmosphere and focus on relaxation, the nightlife in Uvita and the surrounding areas is the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring and adventure.

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