Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Uvita

3.9
#2 of 12 in Wildlife in Uvita
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 most amazing beaches on the planet! I love it! Tranquill and private, easy swimming areas w no current. It's a must see on the Pacific Southern Coast.  more »
  • My friend and I spent 2-3 days in Bahia/Uvita and went to the park daily. The first evening we were lucky with timing because it was low tide and we were able to walk out onto the whales tale. It was....  more »

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