The Ojochal-Uvita area is home to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and unusual beaches. Villa Mariposa is on a mountainside overlooking five beaches:
This beautiful and secluded sandy beach, studded with palm trees, forms a small bay and is a ten-minute drive from Villa Mariposa. It gets its name (in English – “Window Beach”) from the caverns carved into the mountainside that look into the ocean. You can walk through tunnels at low tide to the ocean. The sunsets are memorable.
Whales Tail (Playa Uvita)
The Whales Tail (visible from the Villa) is a sandbar that joins the Uvita Beach to an off-shore reef, resulting in a beach that is only available during low tide and disappears into the ocean at high tide. For a unique experience you can walk out on the Whales Tail at low tide.20 minutes to Uvita
This is long sandy beach with a small reef off the coast that makes for very little wave action, creating an ideal beach for swimming for all ages – two minutes north of Playa Ventanas on the highway
Playa Arco and Playa Ballena
Two shorter beaches facing the open ocean. Playa Ballena is named after the Humpback Whales that migrate here each year to mate and return to give birth and care for their “calves.” These white and golden sand beaches are a great place to see whales and dolphins. – five minutes north of Playa Ventanas on the highway.