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Whale Watching in Costa Rica

Did you know Costa Rica is the perfect place to watch whales?

Whale watching has become quite popular with Tourists over the last years; it’s an activity which seeks to preserve the natural state of whales and dolphins, allowing you to catch a glimpse of them playing in their natural habitat.

If you are interested in this kind of exciting ecotourism activity there are plenty of tours for you.

These types of tours will usually involve sailing out to the sea and taking you to the points wherein whales and dolphins usually appear. It is all about sailing, spending the day on the open water, enjoying the Costa Rican coastline from a different perspective and of course watching whales and other sea mammals at play in their natural habitat.

It is more than just having the chance to capture a whale or two on your camera; it is all about experiencing the immensity of the sea, feeling the warmth of the tropical sun on your skin, and a great way to spend the day!

One of the most popular places for whale watching in Costa Rica is Bahía Ballena.

Plenty of tours are offered during the hump-back whale´s mating season and throughout the year. It seems that these whales simply love the warm waters of our Southern Pacific region and for years they have been visiting Bahia Ballena.

Bahía Ballena means whale bay in English and that is no coincidence, in fact when you have a look at the outline from above; it looks exactly like the tail of a whale. The area has the privilege of being a protected area, wherein the preservation of the environment and the species is protected by law.

Plenty of one day tours are offered that will compliment other activities that you have in mind. Tours depart from various ports and towns along the southern, central and northern Pacific coastlines, places such as Peninsula de Osa, Drake Bay, Golfo Dulce, Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas and Marine Whale Bay.

During the tour you may also see a variety of turtles, colorful fish in all shapes and sizes and of course playful dolphins jumping along while the boat slides through the water and of course hopefully a whale or two!

By: Prisma Dental

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Whale Watching In Costa Rica
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