Tips for Choosing a Whale Watching Tour in Costa Rica!!

With one of the world's longest whale watching seasons due to migrating humpbacks traveling from Antarctica (July/August to October/November) and breeding humpbacks traveling from the Arctic (December to March/April), whale watching opportunities in Costa Rica are abundant.

With more than 100,000 visitors enjoying whale watching in Costa Rica annually, here are some Tips for Choosing a Whale Watching Tour in Costa Rica:

  • Check out a companies reputation before making a commitment – TripAdvisor is useful as are Client Testimonials on a prospective company’s website
  • Compare prices and value (length of tour, cost, distance traveled) before committing
  • does the tour offer:
    • audio equipment so you can listen to the whales? 
    • snorkeling with the whales? 
    • video recordings at the end of the tour? (that way you can just marvel in the experience while it’s happening)
    • What amenities does the boat offer?  Can you bring your own refreshments?
    • Will the tour be cancelled if it’s raining or for bad weather conditions?
    • How long is the tour?
    • How many passengers will be on the boat?
    • Is there a refund offered if you don’t see any whales?
    • Is there a naturalist or biologist onboard for commentary and/or questions?
So just where can you enjoy whale watching in Costa Rica?  The best location is along Costa Rica's Pacific Coast near the Osa Peninsula in areas like Drake Bay, Cano Island, Marino Ballena National Park and Manuel Antonio Marine Preserve.

For more wildlife viewing opportunities, be sure to check out read Wildlife Viewing in Costa Rica.

And remember, our brand new ocean view condo 

in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste, 

is available for as low as USD $25 per night 

during Low Season (see Rates & Reservations

now until October 31st!

Pura Vida!
Ed & Connie


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