It is located on the Pacific coastline between the Punta Uvita isthmus and Punta Piñuela in the Cortés district, Osa, Puntarenas.
This National Park was created to ensure the survival of critical habitats for marine species’ reproduction and nesting, as well as to preserve the productivity of biological communities that inhabit the coastal areas.
The Ballena Marine National Park is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Because of its scientific value, it is a great place for environmental education and tourism development. In the waters you can find common and bottled-nosed dolphins, and during certain times of the year, even humpback whales.
Humpback whales arrive in the National Park to calve and breed in the periods from July to October come from Southern Hemisphere specifically from Antarctic Peninsula and in season from December to April come from the Northern Hemisphere.
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