Whales & Dolphins Package
Whale Watching in Uvita, Costa Rica
Marino Ballena Whale Whatching Package
Visit Marino Ballena National Park in Uvita with Hotel Villas Rio Mar
Benefit from this 3 days/ 2 nights package deal to see the extraordinary marine park Marino Ballena in Uvita, Costa Rica. Come during whale season and you might spot the impressive humpback whales!
We made a sharp promotional price for this package that includes accommodation, the boat tour and all meals. In the morning you will enjoy a varied breakfast buffet and our quality restaurants offers a menu a-la-carte for lunch & dinner. You will stay in one of our wonderful superior rooms, which includes a private patio with garden view, AC, cable TV, Free wi-fi and more. Hotel Villas Rio Mar offers many free hotel amenities for you to enjoy, like a large pool, wi-fi in your room, spacious gardens, a jungle trial, tennis court and more. You will also have time to explore the laidback beach village of Playa Dominical; just a 10 minute walk from Hotel Villas Rio Mar.
This package is offered the whole year, but whale sightings are most likely (although not guaranteed) during whales season, which runs from end December to April and from July to November. Our tour desk receives daily updates about the arrival of whales in the park.
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Day 1: Arrival at the hotel
Check-in time 2:00 pm. Relax at our large pool or have a nice work-out in our outdoor gym.
– Dinner included
Day 2: Whales & Dolphins tour at Marino Ballena National Park
This park is home to the southernmost migration point of the humpback whale, an endangered mammal 15 to 16 meters long, of which only around 5,000 remain in the world. Marino Ballena was created in order to protect Bahía Coronado’s coral reefs and rocks, as well as the migrating whales, which can be observed from end of December to April and from July to November.
The boot tour starts and finishes at Punta Uvita beach and takes about three hours. The professional guide will inform you about this amazing marine park while searching for the impressive humpback whale, Bryde´s whale and Pilot whale. These tours frequently run into schools of dolphins as well. The Bottlenose dolphin, the Spotted dolphin, the Common dolphin, the Spinner dolphin and the Rough Toothed dolphin are often seen in the waters of Marino Ballena National Park.
Marino Ballena National Park is home of the biggest coral reefs in Central America and you will have the opportunity to snorkel over these reefs (when weather and sea conditions allow). You will be surrounded by beautiful fish and other marine wildlife on the snorkel spots called Piedra Ballena and Tómbolo Punta Uvita.
The tour will pass by many beautiful beaches – like Colonia, Arco and Piñuelas – which you can admire from the boat. You will also see the famous caves of Playa Ventanas from sea.
– Park entrance, Boat tour, Guides, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included
– Transport to the park in Uvita NOT included
Day 3: Departure from the hotel
Check out time 12:00 pm.
– Breakfast and Lunch included
Rates 2019/2020 for double occupancy:
- Peak season: USD 519.00
- High season: USD 485.00
- Low season: USD 449.00
These rates include: Double occupancy, Sales tax (13%), Superior room (2 nights), Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, whales and dolphins tour, and the transport to the tour
- A 3rd adult possible: USD 159.00 taxes included
- Children from 5 to 10 years: USD 118.00 taxes included
- Peak season: Easter week (the week before Easter) & Christmas/ New Year (the last and first week of the year)
- High season: December 15th – April 30th (except Christmas/ New Year and Easter week)
- Low season: May 1st > December 14th