Backpacking in Dominical and Uvita, Costa Rica

The area around the small towns of Dominical and Uvita, on the Pacific coast of southern Costa Rica, is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve visited the region four separate times over the course of six years, and although through that period of time there has been many changes, the overall energy of the magical region remains untouched. More hotels and restaurants are popping up constantly; but thankfully, surfing, nature, and late night bonfires are still the main draws. Every time I’ve visited I’ve been on a tight budget (Like always, I would never be able to travel like I do on a waitress’ salary if I wasn’t!) but I’m managed to have an amazing time nonetheless. Here is a collection of the spots that have made my visits memorable. Pura vida!

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