Uvita Tourist Information
Marino Ballena National Park
The Marino Ballena National Park
(spanish ballena = whale) was the first marine park in Latin America.
It was created in 1990 to protect the coral and rock reefs and the cetaceans such as Humpback whales, Bottle nose dolphins,
spotted dolphins and other occasional visitors.
Its dramatic coastline of pristine sandy beaches and rocky shores is the home
of many tropical fish in its clear blue sea.
The park covers 13 kms of coastline from Punta Uvita to Punta Piñuela and
consists of more than 5.300 marine hectares and 110 terrestrial hectares.
The island group Tres Hermanas
is an important roost for seabirds and home to two species of reptiles, the iguana (Iguana Iguana)
and the cherepos (Basilicus Basilicus). The island is also a refuge and roosting site for the magnificent fregate birds.
The following beaches
belong to the National Park (from north to south):
There is an admission fee of 6 USD per person to visit the beaches of the National Park.
The ticket is valid the same day for all beaches. We recommend to visit the beaches at low tide
because on high tide some beaches will get very small.
Beaches outside the National Park