Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Uvita

3.9
#3 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 Uvita and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I really enjoyed being able to walk on such an iconic coast configuration. The water was very warm and I was so surprised by the lack of waves. I had mistakenly assumed all of the pacific was more...  more »
  • We visited before new year and on a Sunday. It did not feel crowded. The best part is we could swim as there were no waves. There are a few trees where you can enjoy a bit of shade. If you have...  more »
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