Costa Rica - A perfect place to watch Whales.
Costa Rica is renowned for its stunning coastlines which are the home of several species of whale, particularly the incredible humpback. The migrating humpbacks visit the calm and warm waters of the tropical fjord Golfo Dulce to reproduce, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close and personal, see them leap into the air and even hear their iconic calls. Alongside the Golfo Dulce, the Marino Ballena National Park is another excellent spot to witness the gentle giant’s majesty. Named after the humpbacks themselves, the park’s lovely beaches reach out into the Pacific Ocean to form the shape of a fin. Drake Bay in the Osa Peninsula is also another popular whale watching location, which like the Golfo Dulce is visited by humpbacks which use the calm waters to rest and rear their young. Drake Bay is also known for sightings of the lesser spotted pilot whale and false killer whales. The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is truly one of the best locations to see these wondrous animals.

Where is it?
Costa Rica is located in Central America, wedged in the central belt by Panama to the south and Nicaragua to the North. The gulfs on the country’s Pacific coast are the perfect refuge for migrating whales, while the Caribbean coast on the north side of the country is home to bottlenose dolphins.

Best time to visit?
The best time to go whale watching in Costa Rica is from December to April and August to December. This is down to the migration patterns of the humpback whales, as both Northern and Southern hemisphere humpbacks pass through Costa Rica at these times.

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