Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Province of Puntarenas

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#7 of 18 in Beaches in 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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  • We parked about 4 km from the whale tail. It was low tide so if we reach to see how the sea is divided. The very rich warm water. We got to see how joined the sea.
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  • Google maps led us to a spot fairly south of the 'whales tail' (maybe a mile). There was a dirt road that led to a small primitive parking lot. None of this was an issue. We knew weren't there at low ...  more »
  • Our first time to Dominical region and we spent two days in the Marino Ballena beach area, EXCELLENT beach! Our first day we got there when it was low tide, a treat b/c we were able to walk all the wa...  more »

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