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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  • We visited here with a 10 and 12 year old. We didn’t expect to pay to go the beach every day as we booked a hotel just down the street. There is quite a walk to the whale tail so the kids found it to....  more »
  • After paying about $4 to park and $6 to enter (which is good at all the national parks that day) we walked during low tide out to the end of the whale’s tail. It was very rocky at the end so we were.....  more »
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