Our location

We are based 1,2 km up the hill of "downtown" Uvita de Osa,
with only 5 minutes walking distance to the magic waterfall of Uvita,
surrounded by lush tropical jungle, and still easy to reach.

Uvita is located at the beautiful pacific coast of Puntarenas
and you will find the entrance to the national park Marino Ballena here.

Great Places Nearby

Marino Ballena National Park

Marino Ballena National Park is famous for whale and dolphin watching, diving, snorkelling, and unspoilt beaches like its unique “Whale's Tail Beach”.

Beaches and Surf

The closest beach is about one hour walking distance from our hostel, by car 15 minutes. Taxi: US$ 8.

20 min driving north you'll find the famous surf and beach destination Dominical.

Just a few kilometers further south are many beautiful unspoilt beaches like Playa Tortuga.

Also very popular is Playa Las Ventanas with it's caves.
You can purchase snacks and souvenirs at the beach
and parking is available for a fair fee.

Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park

The Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park can be reached by car within 2hrs.

For further services and information about the area and throughout the country, please visit our new tourist information center at the beach "Playa El Chaman": Uvita Tour

or in central Uvita: Uvita Information Center

Arriving by Bus

Direct buses leave San Jose from the terminal of Tracopa frequently between 6am and 5pm.
Please keep in mind that our reception closes at 9pm - later only by arrangement.

Please ask for buses with destinations Ciudad Neily / Laurel / Paso Canoas / Golfito... taking the new road (“costañera”) along the ocean. They will all stop in Uvita at a restaurant called “Flor de la Sabana”.

Duration: 3.5 hrs, maximum 5 hrs due to traffic, around $12.
Phone: (506) 22214214.

When you arrive in Uvita central you can either walk (20 min) by following the signs to the waterfall of Uvita, going up the hill from the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR). At the last crossing before the waterfall please turn left. You'll see our signs. Or you take a taxi: You'll find one in front of the BCR/Supermarket SP anytime. That will be $4.

And of course you can always contact us before arriving and we will be glad to explain with details how to get here!

The Bus Schedule of Costa Rica - but no guarantee on timetables ;-)

Another hint: We recommend buying your groceries on the way to our hostel in Uvita central next to the BCR at the SP Supermercado because there is no proper supermarket closer to our hostel.

Arriving by Car

GPS: 9.179031, -83.731417

Cascada Verde is up the hill from Uvita central. Coming from the north turn left at the bank BCR, coming from the south turn right at the BCR.

Just follow the signs to the waterfall of Uvita and turn left at the last crossing before the entrance to the waterfall by following our signs to Cascada Verde.

You can always contact us before arriving and we will be glad to explain with details how to get here!

Another hint: We recommend buying your groceries on the way to our hostel in Uvita central next to the BCR at the BM Supermercado because there is no proper supermarket closer to our hostel.

You can either take the same way as written above and then drive up and turn left just before the beach “Playa Pelada” and left again to get to the main entrance of our hostel. Or you turn left half a kilometer before the bus station and follow there the signs to Almost Paradise.

Arriving by Plane

Our nearest domestic airport is Quepos. Buses to Uvita leave at 6:30am, 9:30am, 10am, 5:30pm and 7pm. The ride takes around 1,5hrs.

Coming from Berlin / Germany

There is a really good travel agency in Berlin, called Shangri-La travel. We can definitely recommend them for bookings to Central-America. They always get you the best rates! Just send them an email for your requests: gruenberger@gmx.net

By the way: It can be cheaper to fly to Panama and take the direct Tica Bus from there!

Contact Info

Postal Address

Cascada Verde
Calle Bejuco
entrada por tanque AyA
Uvita de Osa
60504
Costa Rica

Phone: +506-2743-8191 (landline) or +506-8593-9420 (mobile)

E-Mail: mail@cascadaverde-costarica.com

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