It’s Whale watching season in Uvita and you don’t want to miss it!
In their annual world journey, the Humpback Whales meet Costa Rican waters between July to late October as they migrate south to mating grounds and later when they come back to North from December through February.
This is the perfect chance to admire this amazing show of beauty and power that Mother Nature has shared with us. The migration of the whales pass directly through some of the most pristine waters in the Ballena Marine Park located in Uvita, Costa Rica.
There are many different ways and levels of adventure to search for the Whales once you are in this side of the Osa Peninsula.
Difficulty level 1 / Adventure 7 / Fun 10
Boats take you from Uvita Beach; pass by the iconic Punta Uvita Whale’s Tail part of the Bahia Ballena Marine Park. On this tour you also visit all the amazing places on the road to search for Whales. You won’t believe it when the Captain give you the sign! The experience you get seeing these majestic creatures in once in a lifetime. Giants and their calves dance from their underwater world to reach the surface, display their heads and backs right in front of you, sometimes quietly sometimes with big splashes for a memory you will treasure forever.
Difficulty level Intermediate-high / Adventure 10 / Fun 10
If you decide to: grab a partner and two kayaks and go search for the Whales, this is a very creative and adventurous way to cruise the Ballena Marine Park.
If you take the chance to make this once in a lifetime passage, be prepared to paddle. It’s going to take you longer to get there but once that you share the same waters with these amazing and enormous migratory animals you will see that it was well worth it. Remember to take your waterproof camera to capture the incredible moments!
By Stand Up Paddle.
Difficulty level High / Adventure 10+ / Fun 10
Yes, you can paddle in a SUP board and search for the Whales with your stand up view of the ocean and everything cruising near the surface of the clear blue waters of this Marine National Park.
A high level of experience is required to do this passage, since everything could happen in open waters, is a must that you know what you are doing.
We found the Whales with Costa Rican first SUP Race National Champion, Erick Zamora and this is what he wants you to know about this trip:
“We paddle during an hour or less from the caverns in Ventanas Beach to where we found the Whales; they were there, the mother and the baby. We were always at least 30 meters away from them, we paddled next to them for more than an hour, the water was so clear, it was amazing. Tour Boats were close to us, because we were close to them I guess, we were all there for the same reason. Paddling to find the whales was amazing and totally worth it, they are so powerful! I can easily describe this experience as the best adrenaline moment I’ve ever had in all the time I have done SUP”. Erick said.
Erick and Diego from Uvita 360, Whales and boats.
Because of their nature, and because there are laws about this subject; you should always be on a safe distance of 100 yards from the Whales. They are gentle giants but yet unpredictable and protective when caring their calves.
Things you need.
You are going to need to bring enough water with you; since you are going to be in open ocean and there is nowhere to refill. You may want to take a protein bar too.
It’s always better if you wear a hat to protect your face from the UV rays and also bring a great sun block, 50 or up.
We can take you.
If you decide to go for this experience, just let us know and we can guide your adventure and be part of your Whale watchers team. You can be sure you will keep this experience forever!