Costa Rica Travel

Recommendation: Bring extra sunscreen & sun shirts

The sun is no joke in Costa Rica. On the first day I got terribly sunburnt, so it was sun shirts for the rest of the trip for me. Because the sun is so hot, it means the ocean is extremely warm!

I stayed in Uvita which is a great town to visit if you like small town vibes, chill beaches, and minimal tourists. Some things to do in Uvita:

  • Whale Tale Beach
  • Surfing at Playa Hermosa
  • Nauyaca Waterfall
  • Indomitos (great vegetarian restaurant)
  • The Bakery for coffee & treats
  • Sunset Body Works for massages
  • Not in Uvita, but worth the drive: Manuel Antonio National Park (I preferred going without a guide. Quepos is a cute fishing port to stop at on your way)