Costa Rica Whale and Dolphin Festival

To celebrate the yearly return of humpback whales to Marino Ballena National Park from July to October, the community of Bahia Ballena will hold it's 9th annual Costa Rica 2017 Whale and Dolphin Festival over 2 weekends in September and October.

What's the Whale and Dolphin Festival all about? It's about creating awareness of how valuable these majestic creatures are to our planet. Everyone is invited to enjoy concerts, attend environmental workshops and cetacean talks at resorts, plus there will be a sculpture contest, and of course, whale watching in a responsible and fun way. This increasingly popular event drew over 40,000 visitors in 2016.

Marino Ballena National Park is also know for its' annual visitations including several species of whales, dolphins and seat turtles. When you're visiting the park, don't miss seeing the giant whale tail that's formed by a natural sand bar!

Visit the park during these dates to join in on the fun: September 15-18; 23-24; and October 1, 2017. Prices to attend the Whale and Dolphin Festival include a narrated 1.5-hour boat tour of Marino Ballena National Park by a trained cetacean guide. The cost is 15,000 Colones or approx $26 USD per adult, and 10,000 Colones or approx $17 USD for kids are 3-9. Foreign tourists are required to pay an additional $6 for entrance to the national  park.

For more information, visit: For more information, visit: Costa Rica 2017 Whale and Dolphin Festival. And be sure to check out these resources as well:

🐢Sea Turtle Watching in Costa Rica

And remember, you can save big on our condo in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, during Green Season (April to October), with rates as low as USD $25 per night!!

Pura vida!

Ed & Connie


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