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The keys to unlocking Costa Ballena
When told to ‘go take a hike’, what are my best options in the Costa Ballena region?

For walking and hiking enthusiasts, the pristine natural beauty of the Costa Ballena region adds meaning and inspiration to every step ventured. Mountainside hikes and jungle walkabouts are never far from a lazy beach afternoon, incorporating all the region’s most coveted natural treasures into a single day of living. Hiking through the trail system of the Tesoro Escondido Reserve is a gateway to rainforest life, including howler monkeys, toucans and parrots. You will also enjoy stunning views of the Pacific coastline below from vantage points high above Uvita’s famous Whale’s Tail.

You can also explore the rich biodiversity of Corcovado National Park with guided tours of primary and secondary rainforest, while the Hacienda Barú wildlife refuge near Dominical is another gateway to nature and adventure. Indulge in Pre-Columbian archeological exploration, or venture along seven kilometers of trails oozing with life and inspirational coastal views. You can also set your GPS for exotic waterfalls, including majestic Nauyaca Falls and Baru River Falls. For a drier land experience, Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge in the Uvita area is a haven for birdwatchers and reptile junkies.

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