Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Ojochal, Costa Rica

Ojochal, Costa Rica is a small village located on the southern Pacific coast, approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Uvita.  Known for its unspoiled natural beauty and ecotourism, Ojochal has carved a niche as a true destination in the region. The town is situated at the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and is surrounded by lush rainforests and wildlife reserves. Ojochal is home to several beautiful beaches, including Playa Ventanas, known for its spectacular caves and rock formations, and Playa Tortuga (only accessible in low tide), where visitors can watch sea turtles nesting and hatching during the nesting season (July to November). The area is also known for its excellent surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving opportunities, as well as hiking and birdwatching in the nearby Corcovado National Park and Marino Ballena National Park. The village is also close to the Sierpe River, which is ideal for kayaking and exploring the mangrove swamps, and the Térraba-Sierpe Wetlands, home to a diverse range of wildlife, including crocodiles, caimans, monkeys, and colorful birds.

Ojochal Location

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Ojochal Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Rainforest

Ojochal´s climate is the same as the rest of the Oso region: daytime temperatures ranging  from 30 °C (87 °F) in November to 34 °C (93 °F) in March.  And nighttime temperatures from 20°C (68°F) in January to 22°C (72°F) in April.

Ojochal Weather

Quepos, CR
10:44 am
weather icon 30°C | °F
L: 30° H: 30°
few clouds
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:15 am
Sunset: 5:52 pm

At a Glance

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Ojochal

Largest Regional City: Puntarenas

Vibe: beach, ocean, rural, adventure-seeking, natural beauty, locals town

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 228 kilometers (141.5 miles) – approx. 3 hours 45 minutes without heavy traffic


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