Humpback whale and dolphins sightings


For thousands of years the whales "humpback" (so named for his way of arching his back when diving) visit the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. During August, September and October are whales from the Southern Hemisphere, and in December, January, February, March and April are whales from the Northern Hemisphere.

Sightings of whales can be seen around the Osa Peninsula, Drake Bay, Golfo Dulce and especially near the Ballena Bay National Marine Park, which gets its name because of the whales that visit the area.



Humpback whales visit the tropics to mate and give birth to her calf, humpback whales that visit our area is unique because of their songs, these songs were recorded for the first time in 1970 by North American scientists, from that moment whale conservation became apriority. During the first months of the season the whales jump, this is because males want to impress a potential female in order to mate.

Whales tend to jump and tail visible, all whale tails are different. If you're lucky and take a picture, your photo may help scientists track the whales worldwide. If the whales caught in the photo are not identified, it is possible that you can give a name to that whale; there are good opportunities for that to happen, because the newborn whales are not identified. The newborn whales are easy to spot because they can not be submerged for more than 10 minutes because their lungs are not fully developed. This is a brief overview about these unique animals, and seeing one is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We take this opportunity to invite you to visit this unique ecosystem and help to facilitate their travel.