Come join us at Bienestar,
located in the heart of Costa Ballena in Costa Rica


Uvita is the epicenter of the Costa Ballena area and the home of Ballena National Park, aptly named after the distinguishable whale tale shaped beach.  It is also a seasonal home to grey & humpback whales, a safe bay to give birth and to play.


The closest beach (while we can hear the waves at night) is not assessable to Bienestar we are located on the beautiful Uvita River. The closest beach is the national park, you can ride a bike to the beach in 20 minutes or less. It is a long shallow beach in a big bay, where you can see all of the Osa peninsula and Isla de Cano, which is 16 miles out to sea.


The beach is still an undeveloped area with no buildings within 200 meters for the beach. The waves are gentle and the water temperature is warm for swimming and surfing.  It is a National Park so there is an entrance fee. Playa Hermosa another beautiful beach is just 5 minutes away by car, taxi and that beach is free and has lifeguards.  Walking toward the mountains you find the Uvita waterfall on the edge of town and additional waterfalls in the surrounding area.


Uvita in general is very relaxed and has an easygoing vibe. There are many restaurants and stores in the center of town to take care of everything you need.

At Bienestar we are happy to answer any questions you have about the area, so please feel free to contact us.

Fun Activities in Uvita

Relax at the many beaches


Stand up paddle boarding

Jungle hikes

Snorkeling and scuba diving

Great local dining

Nature tours of all kinds

Plus much more!

Bienestar Yoga supports the local community in Uvita Costa Rica
Bienestar fully believes in supporting the local economy


Bienestar supports local Costa Rica businesses, organic growers and wild crafters.  When you study or use the services offered at Bienestar, you are supporting the community of Uvita.  We are locally owned and whenever possible we attempt to meet our needs right here in the community helping our local economy.

Here are a few examples of our extended business, 

Our organic produce come from the Sura, a local family farm shop.

Our fruit come from the San Isidro and local farmers markets.


Edgar chop’s the yard.


All the building has been built and maintained by Aurolino and his crew.

Your printed teacher training manual and handouts come from Penelope at Uvita Print


We are in the business of doing what we do best, teaching yoga, meditation and guiding you into a richer fuller life.  We support our neighbors in their business’s to create a community that flourishes for all.  We welcome you to become apart of our wonderful community.