At Costa Rica Sun Tours, we recognize the importance of getting staff out of the office and on tour for the experience and a whole lot of fun – a benefit for all! Following is a quote from Carmen Bruni, our Marketing Director, who had the immense pleasure of joining a whale watching tour! Whale watching season in Costa Rica starts again!

Watching whales leap out of the water right in front of your boat has always been on my bucket list. So when I finally had the opportunity to go Whale Watching I was thrilled! Costa Rica has one of the longest Humpback Whale seasons in the world and is considered a hot spot for Whale Watching. Two peak seasons; between July and October and also between January and March.

Humpback Whales are the most commonly seen as they migrate up (Southern Whales) or down (Northern Whales) our Pacific Coastline. They are more frequently/easily spotted off the coast of Uvita, Drake Bay and the Gulf of Papagayo although they are seen elsewhere as well.

The tour I took was amazing. We watched a dolphin’s family swimming next to the boat and a few minutes later finally two Humpback Whales made their appearance for us.Two adults swimming together, making leaps into the air like they were dancing… simply a magnificent show! Seeing them playing and jumping in the water!. The guide informed us that it is common to see mom and babies as well.

My recommendations: bring a camera, sun block, sea sickness medicine if necessary and always remember that things can get a little wet. I can honestly say that it was a wonderful experience, fully recommended for you and your clients.

We have the best options for Whale Watching tours, so if you have travelers coming the next months to Costa Rica, contact us to book a lifetime adventure with these gentle giants.


Carmen Bruni

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