Costa Rica’s gems are not hidden in Coco's Island. That’s an old legend. Don’t look for them in the Central Bank either (another legend, perhaps?). The real treasure of our country is found in the South Pacific region, and it is waiting for you.
This treasure, immense and intact, lies in 4,304 square kilometres (about 8% of the national territory), which extends from Quepos to the border with Panamá, and from the Talamanca Mountain Range to the Pacific Ocean.
It consists of natural, cultural and archeological jewels of great beauty, immeasurable value and worldwide fame: Corcovado National Park (UNESCO World Heritage), Manuel Antonio National Park, Ballena Marine National Park, Piedras Blancas National Park, Isla del Caño Biological Reserve, Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands and Pre-Columbian Stone Spheres Park (also UNESCO World Heritage).
Often overlooked by tourists and locals, the South Pacific remains an unconventional travel destination, where landscapes still boast a raw and unspoiled character. It is this, precisely, that constitutes its charm.
And that is why we are here. Yaba Chiguí sailed South and anchored in Ojochal, a small village surrounded by magnificent mountains and strategically positioned near beautiful and pristine beaches like Tortuga, Ventanas, Piñuela, Arcos, Ballena and Uvita (all within a 10 - 25 minutes drive).
Throughout the years, countless overseas travellers have arrived at this region too, and like us, decided to invest their futures here. Today, captivated by the tranquillity and the ‘bio-rhythm’ of Ojochal, they augment its appeal with small hotels, exotic restaurants, sweet-scented bakeries, and other services.
Would you dare to resist a whale- and dolphin-watching trip with freshly baked buttery croissants in your backpack?
Ojochal is located 200 km away from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, just a 3.5 - 4 hour journey by car. With good roads!