Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Uvita

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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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  • Nice quiet place with a large beach lined with coconut trees and mountains covered with clouds. We were almost alone. Saw of the macaws. We can install the shade of coconut trees. The tide were able to walk on "the tail of the whale" where the water was warm! One of my best memories of Costa Rica!
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  • Like many of our parks, it would be good to improve the income area and the road that gives to the silver, this very neglected, some cleaning and structures of landfills, enough serious benches -
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  • Not as visited as the nearby park Manuel Antonio, the Marino Ballena National Park is a gem, especially for marine fauna that protects. A park anything saturated, with beautiful beaches and palm trees, as well as the curious "whale tail" formation by which you can walk at low tide. Essential in whale season it is a whale watching tour to see these giants that will leave visitors breathless. We really loved visiting this National Park.
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