Hi. I’ve been researching a trip (for next summer – we just got back from La Fortuna and Mal Pais)…we want to see more of beautiful Costa Rica. We’re thinking of going to Punta Uva (south of Puerto Viejo) and staying at the Korrigan Lodge first. Then traveling over to the southern pacific side to stay somewhere around the Dominical and/or Uvita area. I would really like to stay within walking distance to the beach. I was looking at Costa Paraiso or Coconut Grove Cottages as a good possibility.
From what I can tell online they both appear to be located oceanfront, although with lots of rocks – is that correct? So you could maybe explore around front, but not really swim – correct? Can you walk down the shoreline to get to Dominicalito (from my understanding this is a good swim beach)? If so…about how far is the walk? Can anyone tell me why one of these hotels might be better than the other and/or if there’s some place else we should consider?
I think we will take a private transport to get from Punta Uva to this area, as we will not have a car while in the Punta Uva area. I really don’t want to rent a car unless we absolutely have to while staying here. The activities we were hoping to do were: zip lines at Hacienda Baru, Park Reptilandia, Nauyaca Waterfalls/Horseback Ride and maybe some kind of waterfall trek with Tree of Life tours. Does anyone know if they offer transportation to/from any of these places? In La Fortuna all of the companies would just pick us up at our hotel. I wasn’t sure if they do that same type of thing here or not? Or would cab rides to/from these places be reasonable (anyone know the approximate cost for these locations?)?
Thanks for the info!