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Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

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Address: Costa Rica
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+506 2786 5392
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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El Parque Nacional Marino Ballena se encuentra en el departamento de...

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.

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Trip to the Whales tail with hired driver from Nauyaca waterfalls

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Parksville, Canada

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Parksville, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, he is extremely knowledgeable in the area and speaks fluent English.). Geovanny took us up... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 views of the jungle covered mountains from the beach is as spectacular as the beach... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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State College, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thunder Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

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

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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Reviewed March 9, 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. Low priced park with access to a number of beaches. If you go by marino... More 

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Fergus Ontario
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Reviewed March 5, 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 water was warm, cleand and clear with waves .

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 27, 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 side cove. Great place for walk or sunning.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

The whale's tail area of this beach is beautiful, it is a long "ish" walk to get out to it at low tide. Stay away from Playa Arco. There have been several robberies with physical and sexual assaults recently. No one has been caught or arrested yet.

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Woodridge, Illinois
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Reviewed February 11, 2017

Because of previous negative reviews, we were a bit concerned about our safety. But we brought only our sunscreen and towels, and arrived about 9:30 a.m., as the tide was beginning to come in. There is safe and shaded parking near the park for $4(US), and we paid the park admission, which wasn't that bad. There were lots of people... More 

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