The southern Pacific coast is called Costa Ballena where lush mountains meet pebbled beaches. It expands from Dominical to Ojochal with many established eco-destinations and world-class surf breaks in and around the region. Known for its dramatic coastline and vibrant jungles, there are numerous beaches, waterfalls and activities to enjoy.
The beaches here are beautiful, safe and friendly. You can drive to them within a few minutes and can easily find directions using Google Maps. Don't forget it’s a big world out there, so avoid leaving your valuables exposed in your car or unattended on the beach.
National parks protect 25 percent of Costa Rica’s natural habitats. To maintain conservation efforts, the parks require an entrance fee. You can visit most of them on your own or arrange a professional tour that covers all your basics including food, transportation, and fees. No matter what you choose, there are many ways to explore the beautiful natural wonders Costa Rica has to offer.