Costa Rica’s gems are not hidden in the Coco's Island. That’s an old legend. Don’t look for them in the Central Bank either (another legend, perhaps?). The real treasure of our country is found in the South Pacific region, and it is waiting for you.

This treasure, immense and intact, lies in 4,304 square kilometers (about 8% of the national territory), which extends from Quepos to the border with Panamá, and from the Talamanca Mountain Range to the Pacific Ocean.

It consists of natural, cultural and archeological jewels of great beauty, immeasurable value and worldwide fame: Corcovado National Park (UNESCO World Heritage), Manuel Antonio National Park, Ballena Marine National Park, Piedras Blancas National Park, Isla del Caño Biological Reserve, Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands and Pre-Columbian Stone Spheres Park (also UNESCO World Heritage).

Often overlooked by both tourists and locals, the South Pacific remains an unconventional travel destination, where landscapes still boast of a raw and unspoiled character. It is this, precisely, that constitutes its charm.

And that is why we are here. Yaba Chiguí sailed South and anchored in Ojochal, a small village surrounded by magnificent mountains and strategically positioned near beautiful and pristine beaches like Tortuga, Ventanas, Piñuela, Arcos, Ballena and Uvita (all within a 10 - 25 minutes drive).

Throughout the years, countless overseas travellers have arrived to this region too, and like us, decided to invest their futures here. Captivated by the tranquility and the ‘bio-rhythm’ of Ojochal, today they augment its appeal with small hotels, exotic restaurants, sweet-scented bakeries and other services.

Would you dare to resist a whale- and dolphin-watching trip with freshly baked buttery croissants in your backpack?

Ojochal is located 200 km away from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, just a 3.5 - 4 hour journey by car. With good roads!

How to get here

How To Get There Yabá Chiguí By air: Local airline Sansa flys to Palmar Sur (30 Km from Ojochal) and Quepos (76 Km from Ojochal).

How To Get There Yabá ChiguíBy land: From the Juan Santamaría International airport it is a 3.5 - 4 hour drive.  Detailed driving directions below. Get your free quote from Solid Car Rental or Adobe Rent a Car below.

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The best way to find us is using Waze. We also show up in Google Maps, but this map is being updated since it does not show some of the smaller roads to reach us, so it can be misleading.

Below you will find detailed driving directions.

From the Juan Santamaría International Airport take highway 27 to Caldera (named José María Castro Madriz) and then follow traffic signals to Jacó - Parrita - Quepos - Dominical - Uvita - Ciudad Cortés (road 34, named Pacífica Fernández).

Pay attention to the entrance to Ojochal (on your left and next to El Colono hardware store), 17 Km after Uvita.

Once in Ojochal, cross the yellow bridge and follow the road for approximately 500 m.

Turn to your right at Calle Papagayo and continue 1 km until you find Hotel Diquis del Sur. Once there, take the downhill road to the right, pass Hacienda Los Sueños and 100 m ahead start climbing a smaller road for 200 m more.

A fast-beating heart will let you know you have arrived.