Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

Parque Nacional Marino Ballena
4.5
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Dorothy T
    Mississauga, Canada6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the walk
    The beach here is beautiful and very clean. It takes about a hour to walk the beach to the whales tail and back. Recommend you wear water shoes as you have to cross through a rocky creak bed and the tail is rocky. The tail is a very unusual landscape and worth the effort to get too.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Elizabeth
    Knoxville, Tennessee8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Beach with a Coastline full of Incredible Views
    We spent the afternoon at the beach with our family. Arriving prior to low tide, we were able to see the tide recede and the Whale's Tail appear. There were plenty of places to find shade under the palms. The restroom facilities were well kept.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Anne0319
    Kingsbridge, United Kingdom215 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So great that this area is a marine reserve!
    Absolutely brilliant that this area is dedicated to a marine reserve, it is a stunning setting and the geographical formation of the whale tail is also incredibly beautiful. The backdrop of the jungle and the beach at low tide is great. $6pp is great value for money given that the money goes towards the upkeep of the marine reserve! Worth a visit whilst in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 August 2023
  • J. T.
    121 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive, but ok to view elsewhere
    The sheer geographic formation is pretty awesome and it is far larger in person than I expected. Pros: we saw monkeys on the trail from the parking lot to the beach. The foliage lining the beach is incredibly lush and tropical. Cons: the "sand" is more like a silt than sand. The water line was pretty murky, so we did not go swimming. Overall, I think you can appreciate the space from other views along the coastline or from the hills above without needing to enter the park and walk it.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 April 2024
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jcchouinard
Quebec City, Canada65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Kind of an overrated walk. It is a beach, a fine beach, but a beach, an expensive beach to get at. Kind of cool to see the ocean on both sides, but that's all
Written 3 May 2024
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J. T.
Charlotte, NC121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The sheer geographic formation is pretty awesome and it is far larger in person than I expected. Pros: we saw monkeys on the trail from the parking lot to the beach. The foliage lining the beach is incredibly lush and tropical. Cons: the "sand" is more like a silt than sand. The water line was pretty murky, so we did not go swimming. Overall, I think you can appreciate the space from other views along the coastline or from the hills above without needing to enter the park and walk it.
Written 18 April 2024
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Nicole C
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful place but dangerous!
We entered in the park at 2 pm paid $6 without getting any information.
Unknowingly we walked on the beach for some time and realized that within an hour we were hourscum stranded on one side of the beach because the sea had made a river between two pieces of beach towards the exit of the park and quickly continued to cover almost the entire beach.We had to cross this river with water up to our necks and quick waves coming over our heads. Be careful if you don't know how to swim as you can get stuck with the sea washing over you bringing in lots of dangerous stuff. (big logs and other objects that can hit you instantly)
I hope this review will help other tourists and maybe the park administration could at least give this information that you can die quickly in this park if you don't know how to swim.
Written 17 March 2024
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Paul & Pierre
Toronto, Canada230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Nice quiet beach location away from all the people. We went during high tide so we couldn’t walk the entire tale; however the natural beauty was well worth the visit.
Written 25 December 2023
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Duane and Julie Retired
Olive Hill, KY57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Easy to find, covered parking lot on right before the entrance, 2000 Colon. Entry fee to park $6 so is a cheap place to see. Back of the parking lot look for the caymen sunning them selfs. Unusual rock formation you can walk to at low time. Sand is packed to easy to walk on. Once out to the tail would suggest decent soled shoes if you going to walk across the rocks, they are sharp. Nice tidel pools within the rocks with plenty of different marine mamals to see. You cant see the tail from the ground unless you have a drone. Beach is nice. Unless you specifically want to say " been there, done that " then I would not drive for hours to see it.
Written 8 December 2023
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Anne0319
Kingsbridge, UK215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant that this area is dedicated to a marine reserve, it is a stunning setting and the geographical formation of the whale tail is also incredibly beautiful. The backdrop of the jungle and the beach at low tide is great. $6pp is great value for money given that the money goes towards the upkeep of the marine reserve! Worth a visit whilst in the area.
Written 29 August 2023
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Elizabeth
Knoxville, TN8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We spent the afternoon at the beach with our family. Arriving prior to low tide, we were able to see the tide recede and the Whale's Tail appear. There were plenty of places to find shade under the palms. The restroom facilities were well kept.
Written 17 July 2023
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Dorothy T
Mississauga, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The beach here is beautiful and very clean. It takes about a hour to walk the beach to the whales tail and back. Recommend you wear water shoes as you have to cross through a rocky creak bed and the tail is rocky. The tail is a very unusual landscape and worth the effort to get too.
Written 2 July 2023
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Renee D
Castle Rock12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A beautiful place! Apply lots of sunscreen! Saw the sunset and it was a great experience. Saw beach walkers with dogs and surfers. A great time!
Written 22 June 2023
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Daniel
Miami, FL2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
It was a very cool trip to the end of the whale fin! You just need to plan well the time of entry because the tide can make it very difficult to return. And of course you need to take something to drink and sunscreen with you. The only downside is that there is a fee to enter and overall it is not cheap.
Written 19 May 2023
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