The Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, in the waters surrounding Ballena Marina National Park, is one of the best places in the world to experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat.
The Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, in the waters surrounding Drake Bay, is one of the best places in the world to experience dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Over 25 different species of dolphins and whales either migrate through or make Costa Rica their home.
Costa Rica has the longest season of humpback whales, in the world. It's because Costa Rica has Whale Migrations, from both North and South America. This oceanic event, happens nowhere else on the planet. The Humpback Whales migrate from 2 different hemispheres, to the same place, to have their babies and mate.
The Southern Humpback Whales, come from as far as the Antarctica, 11,500 miles away! It is one of the longest migrations, known to mankind. The Humpback Whales arrive in late July and remain in Costa Rica waters, through early November.
Here, in this "Whale Fiesta", they will meet their beloved mate, they will sing their Whale Songs... and start a little family.
The Northern Humpback Whales, arrive in late October, and remain in Costa Rica, until the end of April.