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The dazzling and well-named Ballena Marine National Park is located in the province of Puntarenas, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is a well-known place for humpback whales and home to a sandbar formation called Tómbolo (whale’s tail) one of the most interesting geological formations, which generates great international interest, the Punta Uvita Tómbolo, popularly Known as the Step of Moses, it resembles the tail of a whale when viewed from a high place or from the air and appears only at low tide.
Visitors can walk on it and swim in any of its two pools, where the water is very calm and warm, and enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains that rise above the shore
Although the park mainly extends into the maritime area, it also has protected beaches with a series of beaches of special beauty, among which we can mention, Ballena Beach, Uvita Beach, Arco Beach and Piñuelas Beach; and although Playa Ventanas is not part of this National Park, it has a great attraction: the caverns, which are distributed both in the sea and on the beach. At low tide you can walk through them and on whale watching tours you can go on a boat one of the caverns that is in the sea.
In addition to the humpback whale, species such as spotted dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, stingrays, hammerhead sharks, parrotfish and mackerels can be found in its waters.
Visiting this place without a doubt is one of the wonders offered by this rich country, which is Pura Vida.