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Whale Watching (Avistamiento de Ballenas) One Day from San Jose


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GTC Costa Rica invites you to enjoy a different experience, meet the impressive humpback whales on the Pacific coast of our country. We leave from 5:00 a.m., we go through your hotel or pick up. In one hour of travel, we will take our typical Buffet style breakfast with 3 options to choose from plus a drink and of course our famous “Gallo Pinto”.

After breakfast, we will take the Pacific coast route for a couple of hours, to reach Playa Dominicalito, where we will do our whale tour for more than 2 hours, we can see dolphins, turtles and what the great sea wants to show us.

At the end of the tour, we will take our lunch in a restaurant overlooking the sea and at the end, we go to the National Park, where you can enter and walk along the beach in the shape of a whale, made up of corals and sand in the traditional pass of Moises. Do not miss this season with the best customer service on board.

What You Can Expect

GTC Costa Rica invites you to enjoy one of the most beautiful whale sightings of our Pacific coast. We started our tour very early, between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. We make the respective Pick-Ups in the hotels in our luxury transport.

We take route 27 to the Pacific coast of our country, where we will travel for about an hour to make our first stop in the city of Orotina to have breakfast buffet style, where you can choose our traditional “Gallo Pinto” or if you are vegetarian, your favorite food. After breakfast, we will continue on route number 34, passing through the cities of Jaco Beach, Parrita and Quepos, crossing the entire coast of our country for two hours, we arrive at our destination, Playa Dominicalito, Uvita. Here a quick boat with the captain awaits us, to take the tour of more than two hours in the whale watching. In some occasions, we can observe turtles, manta rays or dolphins. We will be sailing for two hours inside the Marino Ballena National Park, to the south of Costa Rica, visiting some of its coasts, seeing the beautiful Humpback Whales and enjoying the sea breeze.

After our whale tour, we will have lunch in a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the sea, and then we will visit the whale-shaped beach of the National Park.

After lunch, we will visit the Marino Ballena National Park, to spend some time on the beach where people can walk along the shore, visit the tail of the whale formed by the corals of the sea and enjoy the sun. At the end of the afternoon, we will return to San Jos? on the same route to end our trip. We are waiting for you in this great adventure full of emotion for Costa Rica and its Pacific coast.


  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Whale watching tour
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Extra clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap
  • Water bottle
  • Shoes for water
  • Repellent

Ticket info

You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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Departure point

Departures from the hotels in San Jos?, Heredia and Alajuela. Juan Santamaria Airport and other pick up. They must coordinate to customer service mail

Departure time

The outputs are made during the months of August, September and October only, pick up starting at 5:00 am every day of the week for the months mentioned above. The return is at 7 pm at the Hotel Approximately


14 hours (approx.)

Return details

Return to the same collection point

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