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Traveling in around Uvita

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Traveling in around Uvita

Hello,

My bf and I are flying in to San Jose, renting a car and staying in Uvita. We are planning a 14 day trip. Half the trip we will be staying in the mountains the second half right off of the beach of Uvita. Can you recommend a bunch of must see places and things to do ? Im a bit worried 14 days may be too long for this location. Hope not!

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San Jose
San Jose
San Jose Metro, Costa Rica
Uvita
Uvita
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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1. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

I love the area around Uvita but 14 days is WAY too long to stay there (or any one spot for that matter) you could check out four areas in that period of time without feeling rushed.

Do check out Playa Ventanas. Super cool!

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Ballena, Costa Rica
Uvita
Uvita
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Ontario, Canada
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2. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

Talk to the locals once there to check How recommended a hike to the waterfall in Uvita is now. See this 2017 thread: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g635755… .

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Uvita
Uvita
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Edmonton, Canada
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3. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

I saw this earlier... definitely concerning. Do you have any knowledge other then this thread on whether or not Uvita is dangerous>?

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Uvita
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Ontario, Canada
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4. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

We had been planning on going there, but having read the ppl's posts that it seemed to be an ongoing problem there, we changed our plans.

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5. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

I envy you 14 days. I am planning/dreaming our next trip and want to go to the Osa. We drive when we go and getting there would take a day. Want to do 4-5 days there then come back to Uvita area for 4-5 days. I have seen the posts about crime in Uvita and wish there were some updates. Have been there 2 times, never felt threatened but always cautious.

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Osa Peninsula
Osa Peninsula
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Uvita
Uvita
Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Benton, Pennsylvania
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6. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

You might check out Costa Canyoning if you like adventure. They take you out and rapel down over water falls in the rain forest. The guides are great with a lot of experience guiding in the canyon. It is an exciting adventure.

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Costa Canyoning
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Uvita, Costa Rica
Edmonton, Canada
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7. Re: Traveling in around Uvita

That sounds awesome!! Thank you so much !!

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