Not all those who wander are lost

– J.R.R. Tolkien

One Of A Kind Location With Exceptional Spaces And Activities, A Surfschool, Our Own Brewery & Pub, Live Music, Yoga Facilities, Beautiful Gardens A Creek, And Much More!

Located in the heart of Uvita, Costa Rica on the famous whale tail beach, We are one of the best hotels in the region for learning to surf and much more. Boasting unbeatable waves and expert guides, our surf school program is designed for curious beginners and seasoned pros alike. From waterfall treks to extreme water sports, restorative yoga, and meditation, our ever-changing weekly schedule is packed with plenty of ways to experience the best of Costa Rica. Hotel features include a swimming pool, game areas, bbq lounges, surfboard rentals, surf school, tilapia lagoon, artisanal brewery, restaurant, mini-market, and a fully equipped communal kitchen.

In the mood for adventure? Spend the day hiking to a secret waterfall, diving on an exotic island, snorkeling, or embracing sea life in the marine national park before ordering a round of artisanal beer at the pool party back at Whale Tail. Staying for the weekend? Don’t miss the Saturday morning local market where you’ll find delicacies, local fabrics, and great things to cook up in the kitchen!

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Fiber Optic WiFi
  • Tour Desk
  • Co-Working Spaces
  • Social Events
  • Surf Lessons
  • Live Music
  • Coffee House
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Swimming Pool
  • Brewery & Taproom
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Lessons
  • Free Parking
  • 6 Acres of Gardens


Private Cabin

Private Suite

Private Shared

Community Room


To do

Surf Lessons

Daily · 6:30am


Daily · 7:30am

Morning Flow

Daily · 7:00am


Daily · 8:00am


Daily · 8:00am

Diving Caño

Daily · 8:00am

Whale Tour

Daily · 7:00am


Daily · 6:00am

ATV Tour

Daily · 7:00am

Whale Tail Park

Daily · Low Tide

Live Music

Weekly · 7:00pm

Happy Hour

Daily · 4:00pm

Explore National Parks

Whale Tail is centrally located in some of the world’s best National Parks. We can be your jump-off point to some of the most Bio-Diverse areas on the planet!

Marino Ballena

Whale Tail Hotel & Brewery was named after this incredible 12,750-acre marine national park where the iconic whale’s tail brings people from around the globe. This natural phenomenon is a nursery for the humpback whales 7 months of the year, where you can watch them dance and play in the calm, protected waters. Let us show you how to get up close and personal to these gentle giants.We are a bike ride away! Enjoy surf, snorkeling, kayaking, and much more!

Manuel Antonio

With its white-sand beaches and lush vegetation is a stop everyone should make. The park can be explored in a day. Whale Tail’s concierge can arrange the best experience right from the hotel with transportation and guides, so all you have to do is enjoy!


Ranked the #1 national park in the world, Corcovado is unique to this planet. There is no other place with the same bio-diversity boasting over 5% of all animal species. The best way to see the park is by the water, allowing you to explore more and find hiking experiences no one else can get to. Let us show you the secret access points that are off the beaten path. Walk white sand beaches and discover strange new wildlife like the Tapir who enjoy watching the sunsets in the over the ocean. We can get you there quickly and back to the comfort Whale Tail Hotel provides in a full-day epic adventure!

Caño Island

This mystical island is 30 minutes from the shores in front of Whale Tail Hotel. The island has the best coral reefs on the Pacifico coast of Central America for scuba diving and snorkeling. We can set your next trip up with quality equipment and professionals to make your next adventure something you will never forget!