Uvita. Hermosa. But Which one?

June 19, 2018

Costa Rica is one of the most unique destinations on the planet. Within Costa Rica, while there is tremendous variety throughout, there is no doubt that the southern zone from Dominical south to Uvita and Ojochal are one of the true gems of the Pacific Coast. When tourists dream of Costa Rica, the quintessential images of jagged mountain coastline,with lush forest green flora hovering over the ocean are often times the images that reign. As you reach Dominical and drive south towards Playa Uvita, the Whale's Tail and further towards Ojochal, it is impossible not to feel transported into another world. The coastal highway wraps around the coastline and mesmerizes visitors with the deep blue to to the right, and the impressive rainforest and mountains to the left. It is no surprise that this area has quickly become not only an increasingly popular tourist destination, but one of the top locations for real estate investors either looking to build their ocean view dream home overlooking the Bahia Ballena, or to invest in their families' long term future in this corner of paradise.

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The only challenge is which is your favorite spot and how to choose? Some will tell you that Escaleras is the place to be, with staggering ocean views and dramatic mountain backdrop, cooler climate and home to impressive estate homes such as the ones found in Costa Verde Estates. Others, will tell you to head to Playa Hermosa, or south towards Uvita and Ojochal, where you will find an eclectic culture, international restaurants, a broad multicultural influence from around the globe, and either ocean view homes, or beachfron villas like the Elan at Ballena Beach. 

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The good news is that there is no wrong answer and of course, each destination has its unique look, feel and flavor and the only way to truly know is to come and check it out. But, be careful, like many places in the world, creativity in naming locations is not always the strong point. There is Paris, Texas, Rome, Georgia, and there is Uvita and Hermosa. Before getting in your car and driving to Playa Hermosa, or Uvita, check your map/waze and be sure it is sending you to the Bahia Ballena on the Southern Pacific Coast, as we count at least 4 Playa Hermosa in Costa Rica and at least two Uvita....so get out there, and explore the Southern Zone.

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