We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Humpback whales

Newcastle upon...
Level Contributor
379 posts
111 reviews
Save Topic
Humpback whales

Whats the chances of seeing these magnificent creatures in December, we'll be in CR for a month so we could tailor our trip to coincide with them.

Many thanks

Dominical, Costa...
Level Contributor
508 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Humpback whales

There are two times when the whales come to the area. Aug-Oct you can see humpbacks from the southern hemisphere and Dec-April when you can see those from the northern hemisphere. The later in Dec you can manage it, the more likely you are to have good luck. However, you will also see more tourists and higher prices at the end of the month. And, it is always a matter of luck. Even in the months where they are prevalent, sometimes you can't find them. And other times you can see them from the shore. Magnificent but elusive.

Here is a link to some info about the Marino Ballena National Park.:

http://www.marinoballena.org/

IMO the best whale watching is through Southern Expeditions. They post recent sightings on a whiteboard in their office, so you can decide if you think you will have the requisite luck.

http://www.southernexpeditionscr.com/

Even if you don't see the humpback whales, the boat ride is nice and you often see flying fish, dolphins, other types of whales and you get a great perspective on the dramatic coastline.

San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
46,665 posts
35 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Humpback whales

Thank you surfer...good information!

roadadvisor

Boston...
Level Contributor
904 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Humpback whales

Also consider Bahia Aventuras. We used them last week and I can highly recommend them.

http://www.bahiaaventuras.com/

Newcastle upon...
Level Contributor
379 posts
111 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Humpback whales

Agree with roadavisor, excellent post.

Cheers

Boston...
Level Contributor
904 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Humpback whales

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bM6lKl4gp8

Have a great time.

6. Re: Humpback whales

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:21 am, August 15, 2010