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Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

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| Bahia Ballena, Uvita 60504, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a whale tour here--saw whales in two locations, each one with a baby. Close enough to see details of their skin, but not close enough to harass. Guide from national park went with us--very knowledgeable. Also went snorkeling near the whale's tail--fun, although...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Liz V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This experience at low tide is unbelievable. The parting of the ocean to make this giant tale appear and seeing it was amazing. It is a walk without any shade. Water is very warm and seeing marine life in the little tide pools. We were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VacationAdam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beach is one of the most beautiful beaches my partner and I have experienced. Expansive so walking is great. Lush jungle outline the shores and the sand feels like silk between your toes. Few rocks on the beach to make walking easier. A true...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dianegail57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice beach to swim in at low tide. The actual whale tail is very rocky so be aware. Its about a two mile walk back and forth from the car park. Cost of entry was about $6-7US. Parking was about $3US. There is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tmad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is beautiful, but you have to pay to park, then pay the entrance and then walk in burning hot sand - and I had brought shoes that is fine for sand, but they should not get wet, so since we had to cross...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are three entrances to the Parque Nacional Marino Ballena - 4 beaches total. Any visiting tourist must pay $6 to enter per day. Residents with a card and locals pay 1000 colons (about $2) The area is named after the Humpback Whales which migrate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LabCruiser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great beach, especially with low tide, to walk to the tail's end. the beach is very big so lots of privacy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank adian_amsterdam
Reviewed 13 January 2019

We visited three beaches at the park: Playa Uvita (the location of the whale’s tail formation), Playa Colonia (located next door to Playa Uvita) and Playa Playa Arco (a secluded beach further south accessible only during low tide that you have to hike over a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

We took a couple of tours in and around PNMB. It's a beautiful beach and a great place for watching marine life. There's also a land feature called the "Whale's Tail" that you can walk to during low tide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ceps103
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Amazing experience to see the flood coming back in the morning. shadowy places are all along the site.

Date of experience: January 2019
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