Situated on the south central of Costa Rica, the town of Ojochal offers plenty of opportunities to its travelers including different types of services, activities, hotels, restaurants and bars. There are also some beaches which provide solitude and ideal setting for some rest and relaxation.This town is approximately thirty minutes south of Dominical and thirty minutes north of Palmar Norte. This town captures the natural beauty and mystery of the country.
Way to the Ojochal Town:
You can reach Ojochal Town by following different paths. You can take a drive from San Jose to Ojochal by driving a rental car. You can also ride on one of the many bus lines which run between two destinations. If you prefer traveling by air, you can fly from the capital San Jose to Palmar Sur.
In Ojochal area, there are plenty of options for accommodation to choose from. You will find small B&b to luxury hotels and prices also vary depending on the facilities. If you visit during the right season, you will find some of the more desirable locations to stay tend to book quickly so it is required to make reservations in advance.
Alma de Ojochal:
Perched in the mountains of Ojochal, a boutique hotel, Alma offers 5 well furnished ocean-view rooms for your comfort and enjoyment. You will ind Terraba river, Garza Island and the Pacific ocean beyond to your west. To the east, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular view of the Ojochal mountains. There are 3 different types of rooms- Ocean View King Suites, Ocean View King, Ocean View Queen. Apart from these 3 types of rooms Ojochal offers Bamboo Room.
El Castillo is an Adult only hotel situated by the ocean. Located 1.2 mi (2 km) from Tortuga Beach and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Ventanas Beach, this hotel has 7 rooms. This hotel is arranged over 2 floors. Nearby attractions include Pinuela Beach and Arco Beach which are also within 9 mi (15 km).
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hotel-el-castillo/
Hacienda de los Suenos:
This hotel is located in Ojochal approximately five minutes from Playa Tortuga and 28 km from the Playa Hermosa. This hotel is surrounded by mountains and overlooks amazing river view. It provides rooms with private bathrooms, private balconies, refrigerators, a coffee machine and gas stoves. All units have a seating area and some units include a balcony or patio. All units feature a kitchenette fitted with a toaster and fridge. There is also free WiFi and free private parking available on site. This hotel property also provides a year-round outdoor pool surrounded by a tropical garden. From this hotel Uvita is 15 km and Santa Elena is 30 km away.
Call: +506 2786 5051
More info: http://www.costaricajourneys.com/hacienda-de-los-suenos/
Hotel Villas Gaia:
If you are looking for unique accommodations including spacious, private and tranquil casitas, Hotel Villas Gaia is for you. Named after the Greek Goddess of the Earth, this hotel offers rooms that are equipped with air conditioning and orthopedic queen beds. located in Puntarenas Hotel Villas Gaia offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a private trail to Playa Tortuga.
Call: (00-506) 8382 8240
Opened in 2007, this lodge is a new Bed and Breakfast featuring a green lagoon pool, free private parking and free WiFi. This lodge is owned and run by a French couple. This lodge gives its guests the opportunity to rent a fully equipped and self-contained bungalow. Its bungalows are featured with wooden-colorful decor, sofa bed and terrace overlooking garden and pool views. There are kitchens with microwave, stove and fridge. Bathrooms have showers.
Bella Rosa offers rooms with air conditioner, flat screen TV, DVD player and Blu-ray player. In some of the rooms you will find seating area to relax in after a busy day. Certain units overlooks amazing views of the sea or mountain. Rooms are featured with private bathroom and additionally include free toiletries and hairdryer. This hotel property also offers free WiFi and also offers a year-round outdoor pool and fitness center.
Call: (506) 8412-4478
The Lookout at Playa Tortuga:
Overlooking amazing view of the Pacific Ocean, this hotel provides twelve separate bungalows including queen beds, tiled floors, ceiling fans, private patios, large hot water showers. This hotel property also features an expansive open-air restaurant with scenic beach views, bar with satellite TV and games, an outdoor swimming pool, sunset cocktail lounge, and also free WiFi zone. At its restaurant you can enjoy breakfast with tropical fruits, yogurt and eggs.
Hotel Diquis Del Sur:
This hotel overlooks amazing view of the ocean with a phenomenal view of the sunset and amazing views of the surrounding mountain range. This well-maintained charming resort has several villas, a nice swimming pool and a great rancho to dine and socialize in. Throughout the property, you will enjoy free WiFi. It provides pet-friendly accommodation. All the rooms are fitted with a private bathroom and certain rooms feature a terrace or patio. This property also has a shared kitchen.
Call: 506 2786-5012
Owned and operated by a French/Canadian couple, Exotica is an amazing restaurant. Lucy is always ready to welcome you. Robert then takes over and shows you to your table. At this restaurant you will enjoy International dishes and Tico style hospitality. You can also enjoy European, Central American, French & Thai cuisine as well.
Call: +506 2786 5050
Mamma e Papa:
Situated 29 km from the Hermosa beach, Mammae Papa is featured with a garden and outdoor pool. It serves great healthy Mediterranean Italian cuisine.
Call: 506 27865336
It is a local restaurant situated south of Ojochal town. At this restaurant you can enjoy authentic tico cuisine. It offers healthy meals from the wood-fired brick-oven. This restaurant features both outdoor and indoor dining arrangement. At this restaurant you will enjoy amazing service and enough meal in a very attractive price. Its menu include delicious meals which are prepared with fresh ingredients. You can try pizza, pasta, lasagnas, lobster, fried pork and many more. It also serves vegetarian dishes.
Call: (+506) 2786 5059
Conveniently situated just 1 km south of Ojochal, it is a wonderful place to have your lunch or dinner. They offers a menu suitable for all. It provides ideal seating arrangement and offers amazing water views. You can also enjoy watching birds at the time of enjoying your food.
Call: +506 2786 5082
Tilapias El Pavon:
Located in the hills of Punta Mala, Tilapias El Pavon is a locally owned restaurant. It provides comfortable atmosphere to dine in. This restaurant remains open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m to 8 p.m.
Call: +506 2200 4721
Located just south of Marino Ballenas National Park, this beach gets its name from the beautiful sea cave that line the north and south ends of the beach. With its fine sand and caver carved into the cliffs, this place is ideal for swimmers.
In Spanish Playa Tortuga means Turtle Beach. It was once a pristine beach, destroyed by Hurricanes Mitch and Ceasar. Situated within short distance from Ojochal, this beach provides visitors with amazing views of towering mountains, lush forests and the sparkling ocean. Its main attraction is its awesome wildlife and natural scenery.
Spanning about 1,300 meters long, the calming shoreline of Playa Pinuela is considered an ideal beach for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking as well. At this place both locals and tourists bask in the warm sun and relax without disturbance.
In Costa Rica, Playa Uvita is one of the most beautiful beaches. It is well known for its pristine beauty and uniqueness on the Pacific coast. It is a 2-mile white sand beach with moderate waves and crystal clear blue waters. It is an amazing place with beautiful landscape with estuaries and mangrove swamps as well as its lovely local village atmosphere. Snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving are very popular activities here. You can also go for long walks along the coast, sunbathe on the beach and enjoy the fabulous scenic beauty and marine life.
Corcovado National Park:
This park is situated on the wild and untamed Osa Peninsula. Ecologically varied, this park is breathtakingly beautiful and it is one of the remotest parks in Costa Rica. It is one of the wettest areas in the country and is over 42,000 hectares of protected national forest. There are approximately 500 species of trees in the park. It is home to 140 species of mammals, 367 species of birds, 117 species of amphibians and an estimated 6,000 insects.
Ballena National Park:
Situated just offshore along the Central Pacific coast in South Puntarenas, Ballena National Park is one of the most unique reserves in Costa Rica. This park protects more than 13,000 acres of ocean and 9 miles of coastline. There are approximately 85 species endemic to the waters of this area. This park is comprised of mangrove forests, coral reefs and untouched beaches.