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You can find local gifts and souvenirs in Ojochal at L'Epicerie.  Or visit the Uvita Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays for fresh fruits, vegetables, coffee, honey, souvenirs, and art. Don't miss the chance to explore the vendors along the beach in Dominical for more shopping opportunities.

Spices and souvenirs on display for sale


Discover the wonders of Costa Rica's South Pacific and the Whale Coast comprised of three quaint towns - Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal. 


Topanga Villa, is nestled in the pristine area of Ojochal which has restaurants, shops, beaches, waterfalls, and exciting adventures. Experience breathtaking rainforests, serene beaches, and abundant wildlife in one of the most natural areas of the country.


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Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or embark on an adventure-filled vacation, Topanga Villa offers the perfect combination of luxury, privacy, and natural beauty.

Nearby Towns


Ojochal is nestled between the dense rainforests of the Osa Peninsula and the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. This unique geographical setting provides a breathtaking backdrop for visitors. The area is abundant in biodiversity, making it a great spot for bird watching, wildlife photography, and nature enthusiasts. Ojochal has gained a reputation as a culinary hotspot. The village boasts a range of excellent restaurants, many of which focus on farm-to-table dining, offering fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

An outdoor restaurant with palm trees


Uvita is an upbeat and funky town located along the scenic Coastal Highway. It's primary attraction is the Marina Ballena National Park. You will also find modern supermarkets, banks, tour offices, and plenty more to explore. Take your pick from a variety of restaurants, a wine bar, a small brewery, and even a gelato shop. Don't miss El Mercado Farmers Market, where Uvitans showcase their locally made products every Wednesday and Saturday.

Girl shopping for vegetables at a farmers market


Dominical is a laid-back and bohemian-style beach town famous for its consistent, powerful surfing waves. With the most consistent waves in Costa Rica, surfers of all levels will enjoy waist-high waves. It's also a haven for artists, yogis, writers, and more. You can shop for local wares along the beach and visit our favorite stop, the Fuego Brew Co, a tree house brewery and coffee roastery.

Funky bar with bamboo furntiure and wood ceilings


Discover the most beautiful beaches in the area! Only 3 miles from the villa, the closest is Playa Tortuga, where Olive Ridley sea turtles come to nest from July to January. Playa Pinuela offers calm waters and new facilities, while Playa Colonial is perfect for new surfers with mellow waves. With so many beaches to chose from - we have highlighted our three favorites.

Playa Ventanas

Only 6 miles from the villa, Playa Ventanas is the locals favourite beach. Explore the magnificent sea caves, accessible at low tide, and enjoy coconut drinks from local vendors. Rent a beach tent and chairs, and swim in the calm waters.

Caves with ocean behind

Playa Arco

Discover the hidden gem of Playa Arco, accessible from La Cusinga Eco Lodge. Take a scenic half-hour trail to reach the secret beach and explore the stunning caves. Enjoy delicious lunch and dinner with incredible views at the open-air restaurant at La Cusinga.

Pristine beach at sunset

Playa Uvita

Discover Playa Uvita, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Swim or snorkel with tropical fish off the famous Whale's Tail Beach, a unique half-mile long sandbar. Enjoy the stunning view from the largest coral reef in Central America and spot dolphins and turtles at Marino Ballena National Park.

A whale tail shaped beach


Catarata Uvita

This is the waterfall for adventure seekers, there is a swimming hole under the falls, a jumping platform, and the main feature is a 20 foot natural water slide right in the waterfall. Park at the upper parking lot to find the trail, change rooms and restrooms.

Cascada El Pavon

This unique waterfall has a large bolder that divides the falling cascade and creates a wonderful swimming hole.  The water is clear enough to see fish swimming around.  A Tilapia farm and restaurant are located just up the road.

Ojochal Waterfall

Looking for a secluded waterfall experience near Topanga? Check out this hidden gem just 2 miles away. Lounge on the mossy rocks, wade into the shallow pools and take a dip in the swimming hole. Enjoy the quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

Restaurants & Groceries

Open air restaurant with romantic lighting

Created by chef Marcella Marciano, Citrus has been serving and representing the best of Costa Rica's South Pacific gourmet cuisine for 13 years and is one of the most recognized restaurants in the area. The atmosphere is full of elegance and mysticism and the warm service makes for a perfect experience.

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Restaurant in the jungle

For live entertainment, visit Los Gatos Locos, where the food is a wonderful combination of Mexican and Southwestern influences. They feature the best in local, laid-back acoustic music a few nights a week. The two-story tree house is a great place to enjoy cocktails and fresh, casual, homemade food.

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Los Gatos Locos

Covered patio with ocean view

Fresh tropical dishes made with produce grown locally, await at Aracari. From vegan and vegetarian, to hearty pastas, sandwiches, steak and specialty seafood dishes. Enjoy lunch and dinner in the open-air dining area surrounded by beautiful ocean views and sounds of wildlife. Sunsets here are spectacular.

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Aracari – La Cusinga


Welcome to L'Epicerie, a charming delicatessen in Ojochal. Discover a delightful selection of locally made organic cheese, imported European products, and a variety of gluten-free cereals, vegan ice cream, honey, jams, and more. Don't forget to try their artisan bread and fresh duck, goose, and quail eggs.


Near the villa find local grocery stores such as Super Jucaloa and Vargas Minisuper, or visit the large modern supermarket BM, just a short drive to Uvita.

A deli with baked goods, fruits and vegetables and more
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Surrounding Areas

The South Pacific region of Costa Rica features unspoiled beauty and natural charm, known for its incredible biodiversity, the Costa Ballena (Whale Coast) is the destination for nature lovers and eco-adventurers.

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