Duration
2+ nights
Accommodation
Private & shared rooms

Soak up the positive energy

"Located in the heart of Uvita near the famous Whale Tail Beach, our lodge was made for those who are living that nomadic work lifestyle while seeking to soak up Pura Vida vibes. Surf some of the many world-class surf spots, learn or improve your surf with our professionals and soak up some positive energy."

The surf

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Uvita is not known for world-class waves but for being an excellent place for beginner and intermediate surfers to develop their surfing abilities. There are consistent waves, with no crowds for most of the year, and safer than average ocean conditions for first-timers.

In general, from December to March, waves are small to medium size, and from April to November, there are medium to large waves.

Whale Tail is blessed to have many beaches ideal for surfing that range from places to learn to beginner-level intermediate and areas for intermediate and advanced. For people trying to surf for the first time, Playa Colonia is Ideal; only 2 miles from the hotel, this beach is located at the Famous Ballena National Park, where if you are lucky, the students can glimpse whales from the beach.

During the green season on this beach, the big waves season reaches its highest level. So, if you could, please get hold of this opportunity and take a surf trip with the pals!

The other famous surf break in Playa Hermosa, located 3 km north of Whale tail, means beautiful. It is a tropical beach with amazing scenery, bordered by a densely forested reef on the North side, Punta Achiote, and on the South end, by the mouth of the Morete River.

The lodge

Whale Tail Hotel, Brewery, and Surf Club is an experience we want to share with you. It is the essence of the expression "pura vida." We are here to have fun, create and bring people together. We are the hub for music, food, and of course, beer. Stay with us and find out how we do in the jungle.

Our spot is over 6 acres (2.5 hectares) for natural beauty nestled in the heart of town. Enjoy the nature trails, pools, surf school, brewery, coffee house, and coworking environments all within the campus. You can walk or ride a bike to the best waterfalls and beaches. Shops and all you need are right here.

With everything from private cabins to shared rooms, we have something for every wanderer. Whether you're traveling solo and looking to meet like-minded friends or looking for an enjoyable vacation for your family, Whale Tail Hotel has something for you. Our onsite Surf School boasts the most experienced bilingual instructors in the area for those at every skill level.

Other hotel amenities include a swimming pool, communal kitchen, hi-speed internet, BBQ area, game area, and soccer field. Adjacent to the property and accessible by a walking bridge over a tranquil river feeding into our tilapia pond is the BEST brewery in town, Whale Tail Brewery and Pub. Live music showcasing local talent is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and a bite and plan your next day.

Surf Club Uvita

Surfing is part of the culture here in Whale Tail. The Surf Club embodies the Whale Tail lifestyle: we're all about good vibes, great company, and being in touch with Mother Nature. With destinations in many world-class surf spots, come to Whale Tail to learn with our professionals – and to soak up some positive energy. We'll guide you to the best waves in the area, take your surf game up a notch, or help you hang ten for the first time in your life. Once you surf with the Whale Tail Team, you won't want to surf anywhere else.

CoWork - CoLive

We have a full facility for you to enjoy different CoWorking environments. Comfy seating nestled into the forest, terraces overlooking the babbling stream, desks for serious tasks, and conference rooms for those important calls!

The open spaces allow our hotel guests to get to know each other and share ideas. This area is all yours as part of Whale Tail Hotel amenities!

We offer private offices and conference rooms to those who need a little more privacy. We can provide extra monitors and other things you may need for those creative moments.

The Co-living experience is something some of our pioneer guests have experienced until today, living and working at the Whale Tail and experiencing the vast amount of natural places and hidden spots of the Osa Peninsula, the "Pacific Hidden Pearl" as some call it.

Brewery & Gastro Pub

Whale Tail Brewery was created for the community. Everything we do is handcrafted, from our artisanal beer to the food we serve. The brewmaster has more than 15 years of developing the selection of beers the locals and tours have enjoyed for years. We serve pub food, artisanal beer, and unique cocktails. Join us and enjoy live music and good times!

About the Whale Tail

Whale Tail is a rocky formation in the shape of a whale tail, marking the start of the Marino Ballena National Park in Bahia Ballena, our hometown. The tombolo formation is made when a spit connects the mainland coast to an island, collecting material at the coastline.

Like if that wasn't amazing enough, Bahia Ballena (Whale's Bay) coast is home every year to hundreds of migrating humpback whales that rest at this magical bay for months to reproduce, birth, and nurse their calves all along the Ballena Coast.

Getting there
Fly to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).
Fly to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO).

Whale Tail Hotel

Leading trips since 2021
Henry Arguedas
General manager
Henry Arguedas

Whale Tail Hotel, Brewery, and Surf Club is an experience we want to share with you. It is the essence of the expression “pura vida.” We are here to have fun, create and bring people together. We are the hub for music, food, and of course, beer. Stay with us and find out how we do in the jungle.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 11 hours

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Questions?

What's included?
Accommodation & use of social areas.
What's not included?
Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, meals and activities.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.