ECO CHONTALES - 15 mins deeper into the valley
NAUYACA FALLS - 15 mins east up the mountain
DIAMANTE FALLS - 40 mins NE near Tinamastes
JIMMY'S FALLS (PRIVATE) - 15 mins north in the valley
Chincheta Aguas Termales in San Gerardo (70 mins away) is one of 2 hot springs in the South Pacific coast. The water isn't piping hot, but more warm-ish. The pools are well-maintained and usually not over-crowded.
Parque Reptilandia is a reptile zoo with all sorts of fascinating creatures that slither and crawl about 15 mins down the road to Dominical.
Alaskan and Antarctic humpback whales both migrate down to Bahia Ballena in Uvita (45 mins away). Bahia Aventuras takes you out on the water to watch these mystical mammals do their thing in the bay that's shaped like a Whale's Tail.
DOMINICAL BEACH - 25 mins
PLAYA MATAPALO - 30 mins
DOMINICALITO BEACH - 30 mins
PLAYA LAS VENTANAS - 50 mins
BAHIA BALLENA - 45 mins
Playa Dominical has world class surfing just 25 mins away. Dominical Surf Adventures offers private and group lessons for all levels.
ORGANIC FARMERS' MARKETS
TINAMASTES (25 mins)- Tuesdays 8-12
SAN ISIDRO (45 mins)- Thur-Fri (all day)
UVITA (45 mins)- Saturday 8-12
Dominical Surf Adventures lets you choose from multiple rivers, distances and rapids levels from beginner to advanced. Based in Dominical (25 mins away) though some of their options are right here in the valley.
ALTURAS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation center for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. They rehabilitate and release as many animals as possible and provide lifetime care to those that cannot return to the wild.