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Whales And Whale-Watching In Costa Rica


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Whales And Whale-Watching In Costa Rica

  1. 1. Whales And Whale-Watching In Costa RicaFor thousands of people to Costa Rica whales and also dolphins are a wonderful part of theirvacation knowledge. The countrys marine seas are home to or even visited by 35% of all theremaining types of these creatures.In fact, there are twenty nine different species within Costa Ricas exotic waters, ranging from themighty Blue Whale---the largest animal the world has ever seen---to any recently discovered freshwater porpoise, the Tucuxi---previously thought to exist only in the Amazon lake.And, of course, you will find Humpbacks, always any whale-watcher crowd pleaser. At 50 and also 40tons, many of these great creatures, among the worlds great marine singers, spend their particularNorthern Hemisphere summer seasons as far n. As Alaska and also winter off the c. R. coast.Not to be outdone, the Antarctic Humpbacks swim even further so that, during the the southern partof Hemisphere winter, they migrate to c. R. , too.The outcome ? Costa Rica has the best Humpback whale-watching season on earth.While whales can sometimes be seen off the entire Pacific coastline of the country, the central andsouthern coasts are particular fitted to whale-watching.Humpbacks tend to be regularly seen from Jaco, Costa Rica, to the south to the Osa Peninsula (andmagnificent Corcovado National Park) in between December-March and again from August-October.A particularly good destination for a see Humpbacks are at Marino Belleno countrywide Park (Whalesea National Park) a couple of miles south o f Dominical, a popular surfing area.From November-April, false Killer Whales and also Pilot Whales is visible along the southerncoastline , too.And, needless to say , there are many varieties of porpoises, many of which are year-round residents,often numbering in the dozens and also sometimes seen in the hundreds or more, especially alongthe southern coastline around Drake these types of or the Osa Peninsula.Turning to the other coast, the Caribbean, tourists might see the Tucuxi (also called Guyana)porpoise, one of the countrys tiniest , but very unique , species of porpoises. These types ofcreatures are found both in fresh and sodium waters of the Gandoca Manzanillo National creaturesRefuge. Sometimes they are found far upriver in the Sixaola lake close to the border together withPanama.Not only are they the only fresh water porpoise north from the Amazon River, they are the only knownporpoise that shares a standard language with one more species of porpoise: the BottlenosePorpoise.To see these critters its best to hire an area guide but with a bit of luck, you might find them almostany day of the year.Dominical Costa Rica