Phone: (506) 2735-5036
Website: www.costarica-nationalparks.com/ballenanationalmarinepark.html


Summary:

Known as the “Humpback” because of the way they jump in the air before they go back into the water, dozens of whales complete they journey to the warm and calm waters of the Pacific in Costa Rica to give birth. Click on [+info] for more information.


This park was established to protect this unique environment, which also includes other marine species such us dolphins, turtles and many others. From August to October the southern hemisphere whales finish their journey to Whale Bay (Bahia Ballena) for this instinctive and beautiful act of having offspring. Humpbacks visit this area from December to April.

Female whales along with their babies perform water gymnastics and a unique symphony heard for hours both in and out of the water. After three months, when the whale calf has learned how to survive, the mother will start the journey back to cold waters.

Address (How to get there)

This park is located in the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica, between Punta Uvita and Punta Piñuela. To get there, take highway #2 all the way to San Isidro del General. From there take the road to Dominical and Uvita. From Uvita you are very close to Bahia Ballena.