Ojochal has evolved over the past 15 years from a small, undeveloped, town, to one of the premier destinations in the Bahia Ballena region. This is not surprising given its proximity to beaches, paved roads, amazing restaurants and a large multi-national mix of ex-pats.
Location of Ojochal
There is one main entrance to Ojochal, located near kilometer marker 176, on the east side of the Costanera Highway. The road for Playa Tortuga and Reserva Playa Tortuga is approximately 75 meters south, on the west side of the Costanera Highway.
It is situated in the Bahia Ballena area, between Uvita and San Buenaventura. If you're interested in renting an Ojochal vacation home, please be sure to contact or review our current availability (updated frequently).
Ojochal is home to some of the most recognized and popular restaurants in the area. There are many wonderful culinary options in Ojochal including:
- The French Bakery
- Mama e Papa (authentic Italian menu)
- Fabricio's Pizzaria (authentic Italian style pizza)
- Bamboo Room: Live music daily
- Villas Gaia
In 2017, Grupo Colono Ferreteria (hardware store) opened up a large, blue and white store, on the northeast corner of the entrance to Ojochal. Additionally, approximately two miles of roads inside Ojochal were paved with asphalt in early 2018. Just at the road was being paved, the new commercial center was being completed located approximately 100 meters from the Costanera Highway. This new center is the new home of Citrus Restaurant and also houses a micro-brewery and pharmacy. There is a grocery store approximately three kilometers from the Costanera Highway.
Ojochal has several waterfalls that are worth visiting. There are a couple that are unmarked and not well known - contact us if you'd like a private tour to those. Some of our staff were born and raised in Ojochal and know where all of them are located. There is also a large waterfall towards the end of town. There is an entrance fee for this one. Again, contact us and we can line everything up for you and/or your group.
Reserva Playa Tortuga
Reserva Playa Tortuga is a non-profit organization focused on tracking, protecting and educating the community about the region's amazing wildlife. Their main focus is protecting turtle eggs and ensuring successful turtle hatches. Please consider visiting and helping this organization during your time here.