Whales And Whale-Watching In Costa Rica

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					Whales And Whale-Watching In Costa Rica
For thousands of visitors to Costa Rica whales as well as dolphins are a great part of their vacation
knowledge. The country's marine oceans are home to or even visited by 35% of all the remaining
types of these creatures.
In fact, there are 29 different species within Costa Rica's warm waters, ranging from the particular
mighty Blue Whale---the largest animal the earth has ever seen---to a recently discovered freshwater
porpoise, the Tucuxi---previously thought to exist only in the Amazon lake.
And, of course, there are Humpbacks, always a whale-watcher crowd pleaser. At 50' as well as 40
tons, a number of these great creatures, one of many world's great under the sea singers, spend their
particular Northern Hemisphere summer seasons as far north as Alaska as well as winter off the c. R.
Not to be outdone, the Antarctic Humpbacks swim further so that, during the the southern part of
Hemisphere winter, they will migrate to c. R. , too.
The end result ? Costa Rica has the longest Humpback whale-watching season on earth.
While whales can sometimes be seen from the entire Pacific coastline of the country, the main and
southern shorelines are particular suited for whale-watching.
Humpbacks tend to be more regularly seen coming from Jaco, Costa Rica, southern to the Osa
Peninsula (and magnificent Corcovado National Park) among December-March and again from
A particularly good destination for a see Humpbacks are at Marino Belleno national Park (Whale
underwater National Park) a couple of miles south a f Dominical, a popular surfing location.
From November-April, false Killer Whales as well as Pilot Whales can be seen along the southern
coastline , too.
And, needless to say , there are many varieties of porpoises, many of which are year-round residents,
often numbering in the dozens as well as sometimes seen in the particular hundreds or more,
especially along the southern coastline around Drake bay or the Osa Peninsula.
Turning to the some other coast, the Caribbean, travelers might see the Tucuxi (also called Guyana)
porpoise, one of the country's smallest , but very unique , species of porpoises. These kinds of
creatures are found in the fresh and sodium waters of the Gandoca Manzanillo National animals
Refuge. Sometimes they're found far upriver in the Sixaola lake close to the border along with
Not only are they the only freshwater porpoise north from the Amazon River, they're the only known
porpoise that shares a typical language with another species of porpoise: the particular Bottlenose
To see these critters it's best to hire an area guide but with some luck, you might find them almost
any day of the year.

Dominical Costa Rica

Description: tons, a number of these great creatures, one of many world's great under the sea singers, spend their