Marino Ballena: Marine National Park, Uvita

Safehaven for humpback whales during their migration, this marine park surrounds a piece of land that resembles a whale's tail.

This is the first marine park in Costa Rica and Central America, and it's remarkable for more than the beach shaped like a whale's tail.
Located in Uvita on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica is a unique national park, famously created to provide safe space at sea for migrating humpback whales who come here to mate. Marino Ballena is one of two specially-designated national marine parks in Costa Rica, protecting over 13,000 acres of the Pacific Ocean and some 270 acres of land, including beaches and mangroves.

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