Isla Uvita, simply off from Limon, Costa Rica.
Regardless of Costa Rica’s well-developed tourism business, particularly with regard to its pure magnificence and animal life, the Caribbean aspect of the nation has solely simply began to develop its potential as a vacation spot for vacationers focused on scuba diving.
Cahuita isn’t the one great place for scuba on Costa Rica’s Caribbean shore. One of many stars of Costa Rica’s scuba diving scene is simply offshore from Costa Rica’s second largest metropolis, Limon. The small island of Uvita has a wealth of pure magnificence and undersea life that may be seen whereas diving. Take a look at a terrific set of pictures of the island right here: Isla Uvita Photos.
Isla Uvita can also be most well-known for the primary touchdown spot of Christoper Colombus, who anchored right here in 1502 and gave Costa Rica its identify, which means “wealthy coast” after seeing native individuals sporting gold earrings. He mistakenly believed that a rich empire should lay inland, and lots of gold-chasers got here to Costa Rica later, and have been disenchanted to seek out little “oro” (gold in Spanish).
You'll have heard about The Phoenix, which is a Costa Rica wreck dive off of Uvita. The Phoenix sank a number of years in the past and now attracts each fish and divers.
Isla Uvita additionally is called an honest surf spot, and when the surf is up on the Caribbean aspect, surfers will come right here to experience a couple of waves earlier than heading right down to the much more well-known Salsa Brava in Puerto Viejo.
The best way to get there:
Isla Uvita is simply accessible by boat, a twenty minute journey (one kilometer) from the mainland in Limon. There are not any vacationer amenities right here. No inns, no eating places, and never even any water. Nonetheless, individuals camp out right here sometimes though technically it’s not authorized.