Kayaking along the southwest coast of Costa Rica near the villages of Dominical and Uvita is an experience unlike any other. Most kayaking tours will show you a rich variety of coastal wildlife but an Uvita 360 kayak tour will guide you through three distinct climate zones.
This is because of the unique location of this tropical region which sits at the foot of coastal mountains that sweep down through a narrow belt of lush rainforest and out to a bountiful area of the Pacific studded with coral reefs and abundant with aquatic wildlife.
On an Uvita 360 kayak tour you will encounter colorful birds, vibrant flowers, playful monkeys and slithering iguanas. You will pick your way through dense mangrove forests unspoiled by human development. You will paddle out over rolling breakers to view unique coastal caves and slip into the water to snorkel above dense coral reefs swarming with tropical fish.
The Whale’s Tail is a unique land formation near Uvita, a spit of sand that reaches far out into the sea and flares out on either side just like a whale’s tail. But while you are exploring it aboard your kayak, you may see a real whale’s tail, for this area is called the Costa Ballena, meaning “Coast of the Whales”. A natural breeding ground for Humpback Whales, this is home to a nest of these awe inspiring creatures. When they breach, shedding water and emerging as big as a bus, it’s a memory that’ll last you a lifetime.
Making your way along the Baru River as it empties out of the coastal mountains and winds down through the jungle to the village of Dominical, you may glimpse parrots and toucans. An iridescent blue Morpho butterfly may flit by. A weary sloth may watch you from a tree top. Extraordinary tropical wildlife is everywhere, making an Uvita 360 kayak tour one of the richest kayaking experiences you will ever encounter – guaranteed!
If you have never kayaked before, we can teach you. It’s not hard. And if you are an experienced kayaker, come take your kayak touring to another level. We await you. Uvita 360 kayak tours, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.