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Whale Watching Season 2018

The long-awaited humpback whales come to uvita – Bahía Ballena, do not miss seeing this beautiful show that these beautiful cetaceans give us in their 2 seasons of whale watching in Costa Rica. Humpback whales are seen in two seasons from December to March from the northern hemisphere, in this season the whales are seen in 60%, those from the southern hemisphere start to be seen in the first weeks…

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Uvita Beach

It is a virgin beach located on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in an area called Costa Ballena, and is one of the best places in the country to observe a wide variety of attractions and exotic wildlife. For those who are less interested in wildlife, Bahia Ballena in Costa Rica is a great destination for different adventure activities including whale watching, better known as whale and dolphin…

Whale Watching in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is One of the Best Places in the World to Spot Humpback Whales Costa Rican waters are home to dozens of marine mammal species and spotted, or bottle nose dolphins commonly escort small craft on any offshore excursion. If you take fishing or snorkeling trips you’ll most likely spot the smaller cetaceans but if you want to see the star of the show you should make sure you…

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Snorkeling at Caño Island

It is a small island of Costa Rica, which has about 300 hectares in the Pacific Ocean part of Costa Rica, west of the Osa Peninsula. It was declared a national park and protected area. It is a popular tourist destination, which attracts visitors for its beaches, coral reefs and marine life. The virgin waters of this island are some of the blues in the country with a fantastic visibility…

Whales and Dolphins

The humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) Well known among baleen whales by their acrobatics and their long migrations, they are approximately 12 to 15 meters long and have a black or dark gray back and white belly. The face is flat with bumps around the mouth. The dorsal fin is small and looks like a hump. The pectoral fins are long, white or black, along with an irregular tail with an undulating edge. Their blowhole can spout…

Cetacean Biology

Whales and dolphins are animals which, along with porpoises, are part of the cetacean order. They are considered mammals due to the fact that they once had hair, contain mammary glands, skull and vertebrae, limbs, lungs, and fleshy ears among other features. However, because of the environment they inhabit, cetaceans have had to modify or adapt to the aquatic environment in order to be more hydrodynamic. Cetacean species are divided into Baleen animals (mysticetes, large whales),…