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.