Costa Ballena — The South Pacific Coast

By in Costa Rica Real Estate Information with 0 Comments

Costa Ballena — The South Pacific Coast


Why the Costa Ballena?  Located about an hour south of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the pristine and largely unspoiled region offers miles of scenic beaches bordered by coastal mountains and jungle. Laid back communities dot the coast from the surf town of Dominical to Uvita, home of the Marino Ballena National Park, down to beautifully remote Ojochal, famed for its diverse international cuisine.


Once a village of fisherman and agricultural workers, Dominical is now a popular gathering spot for surfers, artisans and expats seeking a more relaxed lifestyle. The unpaved main street is dotted with small hotels and hostels, local grocers, surf shops, and small bars and restaurants.

A newly constructed walkway fronts the palm-studded beach, providing an area for scenic strolls along the strand. The nearby Costanera mountain range boasts spectacular scenery and amazing ocean views.


A short drive down the Costanera highway from Dominical is the town of Uvita. Here you will find the spectacular Marino Ballena, National Park. This maritime zone park also features the famous “Whale’s tail’’, a giant rock and sand formation with the shape of the tail of a whale. And it is very fitting as this marine park features arrivals of schools of humpback whales annually. Uvita also boasts beautiful unspoiled beaches, waterfalls, jungle and the Costanera range, which goes up to 2,000 feet, affording amazing views up and down the coastline.


The South Pacific Coast offers an array of options for real estate investors looking to enjoy a more laid back version of ‘pura vida’. From beach houses to hilltop estates and development properties, Exclusive Homes Costa Rica is ready to meet your needs.


Share This
About The Author
Shawn Ferguson

As owner and principle of Coldwell Banker Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, Shawn provides strategic direction for the company, while serving his clients and investors. His years of experience and knowledge of Costa Rica real estate help you in making the smart decisions about buying (investing in) property here. Before Costa Rica, Shawn spent 18 years in the financial planning business, where he was one of the highest ranked and sought after executives in the field. He applies the same successful principles today to help his clients identify and secure their ideal Costa Rica property. Shawn has great experience in all types of real estate transactions luxury homes, investment, commercial, and hotels and will always provide you with the expert advice needed to sort out the true value of each investment and purchase. His clients will tell you about his integrity, expert market knowledge, creativity and the ability to make international property investments seem effortless. Shawn has been acknowledged by his peers and, more importantly by his clients, as a top performer in the Costa Rica real estate market. Shawn likes to say that not everyone will become a client but everyone will gain insight and value from our relationship. Contact Shawn-- He is always ready with a positive attitude and enjoys speaking with anyone who is interested in Costa Rica.

Leave a Reply