Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Province of Puntarenas

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#7 of 17 in Beaches in Province of Puntarenas
National Park Beach
Observe biodiverse marine life and relax on fine white sand at Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. This national park opened in 1989 to protect the plentiful coral reefs that lie close to the shore. The park's eponymous humpback whales occasionally appear in the vicinity, as they use it as breeding grounds. Coincidentally, the sandbar extending out into the sea also takes the distinctive shape of a whale's tail. Keep your eye out for dolphins and sea turtles in the water as well. The beach here remains relatively untouristed compared with most beaches in Costa Rica, so bring a book along for some tranquil and secluded time in lovely environs. Arrange to visit Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and other attractions in Uvita using our Uvita tour planner.
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  • After playing in Uvita's waterfall we decided to hit their Playa. Disappointed to find that now; you must pay to park and walk a long way to the actual playa. Locals we talked to are not happy about t...  more »
  • Beach was lovely . Great for surfers and boarders . Also could enjoy the sun on the sandy beach or move back to shade  more »
  • I have always heard about the whales tail so this year we experienced it first hand. From our hotel Costa Paraiso in Dominicallito we hired a driver Geovanny from Nauyacca Waterfalls ( he does not hav...  more »

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