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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),…

Ballena Marine National Park

The park area was created in 1989. It has an area of  ​​5.375 sea hectares and 110 land hectares which serve  the purpose of ensuring the maintenance of critical habitats, for the reproduction of many marine species, and preserving the productivity of biological communities that inhabit the coastal zone. It protects a variety of environments such as sandy beaches, rocky beaches, cliffs, islands, rocky reefs, organic coral reefs and isthmus of Punta…