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Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

#69 of 230 things to do in Province of Puntarenas Features Animals
Costa Rica
+506 2786 5392
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I'll choose another Playa next time

After playing in Uvita's waterfall we decided to hit their Playa. Disappointed to find that now... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St. Petersburg, Florida
Beautiful Beach

Beach was lovely . Great for surfers and boarders . Also could enjoy the sun on the sandy beach or... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Uvita, Costa Rica
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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 good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
28 Apr 2017
“Beautiful Beach”
11 Apr 2017
“Trip to the Whales tail with hired driver from Nauyaca waterfalls”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Costa Rica
+506 2786 5392

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After playing in Uvita's waterfall we decided to hit their Playa. Disappointed to find that now; you must pay to park and walk a long way to the actual playa. Locals we talked to are not happy about this change in things but it is...More

Thank Vinnie1973
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Beach was lovely . Great for surfers and boarders . Also could enjoy the sun on the sandy beach or move back to shade

Thank deso2man
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have always heard about the whales tail so this year we experienced it first hand. From our hotel Costa Paraiso in Dominicallito we hired a driver Geovanny from Nauyacca Waterfalls ( he does not have a site so contact the falls to hire him,...More

2  Thank Monica B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We took snorkel equipment and a soccer ball to the famous Whale's tail at Marino Ballena. There were lots of colorful fish, but the visibility wasn't great, but definitely worthwhile. The beaches are massive, and wide. This is a very unique and beautiful park. The...More

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Low tide in late afternoon, a sunset walk across the sand bar of the Whale's tail and a tiny bit of snorkelling capped a perfect day in Uvita. Check the tide charts and visit at low tide. Spectacular

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Low tide, beach is wide, great to walk on. Keep your flip flops with you because the sand does get very hot. When tide is low can walk to end of whale tail. Palm trees line the beach. Find one to relax under.

Thank Abby0303
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Shallow for the kids. Gentle waves. A very long beach to walk 4-5 kms. Nice place to spend the morning.

Thank world_MD
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Amazing beach. Huge, unspoiled, fantastic sand and you can walk so far you almost need a taxi to get to where you started from. Add to this the famous whale tail and you have something special to see. Make sure you catch low tide though....More

1  Thank Kenth_Nasstrom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The park costs $6 US for a day pass that can be used at all the parks on the same day. The beach is large and sandy after climbing down over smooth rocks. We saw monkies and a scarlett macaw and many other birds. The...More

1  Thank kira983
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Incredibly beautiful beach with world's largest sandbar -- the Whale's Tale. Try and go at low tide for it is usually only time you can walk to the end of the tale (although very difficult rocks along both "fins"). Understand good snorkeling in the southern...More

Thank grantg49
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