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Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

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Costa Rica
+506 2786 5392
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Beautiful

I enjoyed walking part way out on the whale's tail. It was gorgeous looking all around, even to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy C
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beautiful sunset

We came here very late one day and were allowed in for free as we indicated we were only going to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
csals17
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El Parque Nacional Marino Ballena se encuentra en el departamento de Puntarenas (Pacifico Central) es un hermoso parque de playa donde cuando la marea baja se une una isla al continente y forma la cola de una ballena. Tiene unas hermosas playas calidas y transparentes y una vegetacion agreste.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“low tide” (33 reviews)
“whale's tail” (18 reviews)
“marino ballena” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Costa Rica
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+506 2786 5392

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking part way out on the whale's tail. It was gorgeous looking all around, even to the beach. My suggestions would be to be sure to know the time of low tide, then allow ample time for entry and walking to the actual...More

2  Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here very late one day and were allowed in for free as we indicated we were only going to watch the sunset. The person at the booth told us we had 20 minutes. The sunset was beautiful and there was nothing in the...More

Thank csals17
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you take the main entrance, through the village of BAHIA, then you get the picture of what Costa Rica is: Pay for parking, pay for the entrance with no explanation of what to see, what to do. PAY, Pay, Pay So anyways, fed up...More

1  Thank StephaneSassi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here is the deal. This pretty unique beach has the shape of a whale tail at low tide. Now, once you are on the beach it is pretty underwhelming as the perspective is only remarkable from above (take one of the side roads up the...More

Thank Henri C
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We came to the national park given its beach was the start of a whale watch tour but we stooped at return to swim and second time there we also stayed to watch the sun set and what a treat that was - the best...More

Thank LaraKZ
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Loved that park, beautiful beach, lots of wildlife including macaws agoutis and howler monkeys we didn't see at other parks such as Manual Antonio. Worth 5 stars if not for the closing time of 16:00, best time to view wildlife is around 17:00...Should close at...More

Thank france j
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Walking along a beach anywhere can be an enjoyable experience. But walking along a beach with water on both sides is indeed unique and worth the $6/person entrance fee! At Marino Ballena National Park, visitors can enjoy an easy walk out on the “whale’s tail”...More

1  Thank MIHappyCamper
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Parque Nacional Marino Ballena protects the sea around some beaches like Playa Hermosa, Playa Uvita, Playa Arco and Playa Piñuela. The entrance costs 6 USD per person per day. The best towns to explore the park are Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal. It is a...More

Thank MochiMundo
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Wow - such an amazing stroll out to the Whales Tail. The water rushes in from both currents and is wonderful to see when they meet! Great for photos!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Google maps led us to a spot fairly south of the 'whales tail' (maybe a mile). There was a dirt road that led to a small primitive parking lot. None of this was an issue. We knew weren't there at low tide (tide schedule just...More

Thank canadaJF
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