Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Province of Puntarenas

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. Our Uvita trip tool makes visiting Parque Nacional Marino Ballena and other Uvita attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the nicest places to visit while in the central-south pacific! This magnificent natural "whale´s tail" allows you to enjoy small waves coming from both sides. A natural treasure which makes Cos...  more »
  • Not sure what all the hype is - this park is simply just a huge beach with a natural formation that looks like a whale tale...at low tide you can walk way out on the formation. There's really nothing ...  more »
  • We went there around 9: 00 a.m. on Thursday and we have not regretted because between visit Manuel Antonio who is shielded from world is paying. local dDes advised us to go on the beach of Uvita and we have not regretted the photos will speak for itself!
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