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Parque Nacional Marino Bahia Ballena

Uvita, Ballena, Colonia, Pinuelas, Ballena, Costa Rica
+506 2786 5392
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Great beach to explore

This was a great beach to explore. The water was clean and safe for swimming and the beach was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sv30matt
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Walk on Whale's Tail!!

I agree with many reviewers that this is a very long sandy beach that can get very hot!!! At the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Jim K
,
St. Catharines, Canada
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
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“whale tail” (9 reviews)
“both sides” (4 reviews)
“sandy beach” (3 reviews)
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Uvita, Ballena, Colonia, Pinuelas, Ballena, Costa Rica
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+506 2786 5392
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"whale tail"
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"both sides"
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"sandy beach"
in 3 reviews
"high tide"
in 5 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"like bath water"
in 2 reviews
"rip tides"
in 2 reviews
"paid parking"
in 2 reviews
"mid day"
in 2 reviews
"long beach"
in 2 reviews
"gentle waves"
in 2 reviews
"long walk"
in 2 reviews
"tidal pools"
in 2 reviews
"great beach"
in 2 reviews
"black olives"
in 2 reviews
"palm trees"
in 2 reviews
"costa rica"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great beach to explore. The water was clean and safe for swimming and the beach was gorgeous. It is a mix of locals and tourists at the beach. Parking is easy to come by and relatively inexpensive. Definitely recommend parking with someone...More

Thank sv30matt
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I agree with many reviewers that this is a very long sandy beach that can get very hot!!! At the entrance to the park there are warnings about crocodiles in the shallow waters and pools at low tide,,,where do they go at high tide?? Be...More

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went for a beautiful walk after our excursion to Corcovado Park which docked in the ocean nearby. It was low tide so we went for a walk to the tail. It was a great place to watch the sunset. Our children loved playing in...More

Thank carolinenyc2015
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Endless pristine sandy beach. The walk out to the whale tail could be very hot because there is no shade. We walked out there at 7 am (trough of low tides) and stayed till just before noon. Gentle waves and clear waters. We went to...More

Thank lakebeach
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

There are several entrances to the Parque Nacional Ballena. You can go into all of them with the purchase of one on the same day! We where on one of the beaches closer to Ojochal and there where like 5 people total on the beach!...More

Thank dglabmom
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

While the beach was not the most beautiful I’ve seen in the world, it was great and well worth a visit if your goal is beach related activities vs. scenic attractions. The park as a whole is quite primitive in that there were no scenic...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

To find beautiful beaches, come here! The walk from the entrance is c.15minutes and you pass signs warning you of crocodiles! Eeek! We didn't see any but took care. Once at the end we went round to the right and enjoyed the shade of the...More

Thank Sammywammywoodles
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I visited twice this year and still would go back... Long beach line for a terrific run or a nice walk... The contrast of the vast mountains facing the ocean is just the wonder. Visiting the "whale tail" bay is wonderful, on my second visit...More

Thank Sir_Hendrick
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We wanted to see the Whale Tail tide phenomenon and were not disappointed. We arrived about 3 hours before low tide and walked along the beach past the whale tail until we could walk out on the "causeway." We saw macaws and many other birds...More

Thank WTPNorfolk
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

6$ per person to visit, we went at high tide, unknowingly so could not see the whale tail rock formation well, but huge beach and very serene

Thank Walter L
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Jolie J
9 November 2016|
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Can walking to the tail view be easily done in an afternoon?
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