a VirtualTourist member from Porto
Punta Uva beach is really good ? In sorroundings are there supermarket or/and restaurants ? prices and quality ?
What is the better period of the year to go ?
Punta Uva is really good if you want to be in a secluded beach, it is really peaceful...but there aren't many supermarkets or restaurants around there, you'd have to take a bus to Pto Viejo for that..
The best period of the year to go is from October to the beginning of December
I live in Puerto Viejo, just down the road from Punta Uva. The beach at Punta Uva is one of the most popular swimming beaches around. There are just one or two restaurants in walking distance and only one little grocery store. You'll need to ride a bike, take a taxi or have a rental car to find more choices for those things. The live music and nice restaurants are mostly in Puerto Viejo.
As for time of year - now is the best. From late August to early November we are in our dry season. Bright sunny skies and crystal blue water make for an absolutely beautiful vacation. But it is still considered "low season" tourist-wise so the prices will be lower than around the holidays. Any more questions, just ask!
Costa Rica Tree House Lodge is popular and near Punta Uva. Budget and availability are the problems.
What many people do not realize is that the weather on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side is quite different from the rest of the country. When it is rainy season on the Pacific side it’s dry and sunny here in the Caribbean, where I live. Yet the temperatures are milder than mid summer.
Yesterday I was at everybody’s favorite beach in Punta Uva and it was like a HUGE swimming pool. There were families out for a Sunday picnic; there was a beach wedding held in the afternoon, yet the beach was not too crowded for a lovely swim. And there’s river there that flows into the ocean - with a rope swing - the kid’s favorite. Punta Uva is indeed a great beach.
There is one little supermarket that has just about everything you need. Only two restaurants. But you can go to a neighboring town or come into Puerto Viejo for more.