Punta Uva is a small sea side fishing village located along the southern Caribbean coast. The area is best known for having some of the most spectacular white sand, palm studded beaches in Costa Rica. There is a shallow reef in front of the beaches which is excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling.
The town is made up of a few dirt roads, a handful of shops and restaurants and a couple small hotels. There is definitely a comfortable laid back feel about the town. This is a great destination for those seeking a laid back Rasta vibe and great beaches.
The Southern Caribbean is a region of vast contrasts in weather. Temperatures remain the same nearly year round with average day time highs in the low 90s and night time lows in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies by month with the months of February, March, September and October being the driest.
Visitors should pack a bathing suit, towel, shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block, and insect repellent. Don't forget to check our packing list for more recommendations.
Fun Fact: Punta Uva is one of the few beaches in Costa Rica where one can swim out to a coral reef.
|San Jose||218 km|
|La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano||288 km|
|Rincon de la Vieja||452 km|
|Papagayo Gulf||463 km|
|Flamingo Beach||490 km|
|Malpais-Santa Teresa||356 km|
|Manuel Antonio||391 km|
|Drake Bay||525 km|
|San Gerardo de Dota||281 km|
|Puerto Viejo||8 km|
|Gandoca Manzanillo||1 km|
|Cahuita National Park||24 km|
|Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary||37 km|
Latitude: N 9° 38' 14.64"
Longitude: W 82° 41' 26.52"
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