Whales and dolphins watching
You can do boat trips for whale and dolphin watching.
By car within 10 minutes you can reach the beach of "Bahia Ballena". But there are other nice beaches in the immediate vicinity such as "Playa Ventanas", where you can admire the caves at low tide. The special whale tail you can already see you if you leave "La Cacatúa Lodge“ and go to the top of the mountain (5 minutes away) with its magnificent views over the bay and "Whale tail".
"La Cacatúa Lodge" is located near the National Maritime Park Marina Ballena (the Whale Bay) where you can see whales and dolphins. On your way to the park you have a beautiful view over the sea and at low tide you can even see the bay in the form of a whale tail. Also you can make a day trip to the “Manuel Antonio National Park”, the “Chirippo National Park” or the great “Corcovado National Park”
You can make a day trip to the Wilson Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden near the town of San Vito.
Bird and Butterflies Watching
To see the special and many birds of Costa Rica (800 species) you do not have far to go. From your private terrace you can perceive hummingbirds, toucans and parrots and more. You have from your terrace overlooking both the jungle and a beautiful lake where you various special waterfowl and frogs can mock. We have an abundant bird life in our Lodge. The nesting season runs from January to April and then it is really very interesting to see the birds. Recently, a "bird watcher" observed more than 100 different bird species at our Lodge.
Surfers can visit all beaches. You can take surf lessons at one of the surf schools in "Bahia Ballena".
White water rafting
At the “Rio General" you can really let go in an exciting rafting adventure. There are raft possibilities both beginners and advanced.
Diving and snorkeling
At the "Caño Island" Reserve you can make splendid snorkeling and diving trips. The boats to this island leave from "Bahia Ballena" and the lunch is included in the tour.
There are many possibilities along the coast or at sea to mackerel, tuna, dorado or marlin fishing.
There may be several boat trips for whale and dolphin watching. You can also make day trips to "Caño Island" or "Drake's Bay".
You can do kayak trips (for both beginners and advanced) to the sea caves and mangroves of the "Rio Terraba”.
Ultra light flying
Near Uvita is a small airport where you can make splendid flights with an Ultra light plane. Take it strange, book a flight and admire the bay whale from the air.
Snakes and reptiles
On the road to San Isidro El General is an interesting park where you can admire a large collection of beautiful native exotic snakes and reptiles. Go see and learn more about their habits.
With "Don Lulu" and his family you can make one trip through the jungle to the beautiful "Nauyaca" waterfall. In this tour is a real Costa Rican breakfast and lunch included. Feed a toucan, closely watch the macaws shower and swim under one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Costa Rica. There are also several tours in our immediate environment possible by the towns Uvita and Bahia Ballena and the mountains and beaches.
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La Cacatúa Lodge
Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica