Main species Marino Ballena National Park


Sea Turtle

The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas Agassizi) and Lora (Lepidochelys olivacea) are the main species that visit the park in season from July to November to make their nests and lay eggs that range from 65-105 on average. The community has a nursery to protect them.

Humpback whales (Megaptera Novaeanglie)

The park is visited by this species, one of the largest marine mammals in the world, who seek to tropical waters to mate and give birth to their young. December through March, whales that visit us come from the northern hemisphere and from July to October from the Southern Hemisphere. This species reaches 15 to 20 meters in length and 35 to 40 tons in weight, feed on plankton and schools of fish. There are records in the park that pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) also migrates to this area.


There are three species in the park: the common dolphin (Delphinus Delphis), the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Pacific spotted dolphin (Stenella Frontales). In general they are residents in the Pacific coast and for its protection require tour operators to comply with the regulations (Decree No. 32495 of 2005).


It highlights the frigates (Fregata magnificens) pelicans (Pelacanus Occidentalis), night heron, heron cabecipinto (Nyctanassa Violaceae), frigate bird, beach sandpit.