How to have a perfect day in Uvita, Costa Rica (Photo Diary)
As I was traveling down the pacific coast of Costa Rica, I got a little caught up in Manuel Antonio and Dominical, which meant I only had one full day to really enjoy Uvita. To be honest, when I first arrived in Uvita I was a bit disappointed. I got dropped off the bus on a main road in front of a supermarket, and was told that the two nearest hostels were a 20 minute walk, in opposite directions. I would have to choose which direction to walk (towards the beach or towards the waterfall. There was no town center, and all amenities and places worth visiting could only be reached by taxi or long bike rides. I chose to walk toward the beach, and got picked up by someone who worked at Flutterby hostel. I had tried to make a reservation at this hostel the day before, but they were completely booked, as they usually are in high season. (Flutterby is a must-visit in Uvita, one of the best hostels I’ve stayed at). Lucky for me, a cancellation was made and I was able to book two nights. My spirits quickly changed, and throughout the following day, so did my opinion of Uvita.
If you’re interested in spending a day or two in Uvita and want it to be awesome, here’s how it’s done: