Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica is in the top 10 of the best places in the world for whale watching, according to National Geographic, One of the most important habitats for Humpback whales on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. These creatures migrate twice a year (from late December to late April and July to September) to the warm waters of the bay to mate and calve. To protect this valuable site, the government of Costa Rica created the Ballena Marine Park, a sanctuary for these and other marine species as common and bottlenose dolphins, stingrays and hammerhead shark.
Live this unique experience on our tour Turtles, Whales & Dolphins
“A 28 m. (92 ft.) observation tower dedicated to the viewing of canopy birds and other wildlife. Placed in the center of the rainforest, The Nest offers unparalleled wildlife viewing opportunities. As you ascend the 146 stairs to the top, keep your eyes peeled for monkeys, toucans, and other wildlife moving through the lower levels of the trees. Once at the top, you will be treated to an incredible 360° panoramic view of Arenal Volcano, Arenal Lake, Cerro Chato, and the Tilarán Mountain Range. This is the perfect spot to scan the canopy for birds and other wildlife amongst the treetops. With a telescope, you may even find some aquatic birds in the areas surrounding the lake Arenal.”