Isla Uvita Costa Rica
Isla Uvita is an intriguing location with a very interesting history. This small sized island is where Christopher Columbus first anchored on Costa Rican soil during his fourth journey. This mesmerizing islet was also at one point populated by a colorful pre-Columbian culture. Because this terrific island is only accessible by boat, it can only be reached at certain times during the year; the picturesque boat trip takes about 20 minutes departing from Limon. Visitors will not find accommodations or water here; it is a wise decision to pack necessary supplies to bring along for your journey. You may also consider camping out under the tropical nighttime skies. Isla Uvita is a very popular destination among experienced surfers and divers. Outstanding conditions produce waves that reach up to 10 feet; the left swells are long and powerful breaking over the coral reefs. While water quality can change on a day to day basis, the best time to take advantage of clear waters and their visibility is from March to early May, and from mid-August to the middle of November. Below these sapphire colored waves lies a breathtaking plethora of interesting things to observe such as multicolored tropical fish, sea fan coral, as well as a cargo ship wreck by the name of the Phoenix that sank about a mile offshore several years ago.