The annual migration of whales to our coastline has earned this area the nickname Whale Bay. It’s one of the world’s premier locations to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Humpback whales migrate from the north between July and November to mate and give birth to their calves, and from the south from December to April. Our warm coastal waters provide food and safety for their young, as well as a classroom to teach them the ways of the sea.

Our tour sets off from the iconic Whale Tail in the Marino Ballena National Park, which includes park admission. During the excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to witness a wide range of ocean wildlife, as well as spend time in open water while exploring the arches and caves of Playa Ventanas and Ballena Island.

Location: Marino Ballena National Park
Duration: 2-3 hours
Start: 8 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $75 per person / Children $40


Experience the vibrant underwater world of Caño Island, home to some of the healthiest coral reefs in Costa Rica, and discover a diverse range of aquatic species during your snorkeling or scuba diving adventure.

Departing from Punta Uvita, the tour takes you on a scenic 1.5-hour boat ride to Caño Island, where you can explore the pristine waters and encounter fascinating marine creatures. Witness whales breaching, sail alongside playful dolphins, and encounter an array of marine life including sea turtles and exotic seabirds. As the tour comes to a close, the boat will sail back to Uvita beach.

Location: Marino Ballena National Park
Duration: 8 hours
Start: 7 am – 3 pm
Cost: $145 per person (Snorkeling) / $175 per person (Scuba Diving)


Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling ride down the Savegre River. Known for its pristine waters and fun class II + III rapids, it’s the perfect adventure for both beginners and experienced rafters alike. Take in the stunning tropical scenery, and hike to a refreshing waterfall along the way. This exhilarating tour runs year round.

For those seeking a more adventurous challenge, try the Guabo River (class III rapids) or the Chorro River (class III + IV rapids).

Location: Savegre River (1.5 hour drive from Whale Tail Hotel)
Duration: 5-6 hours
Start: 8:00 am
Cost: $113 per person


The Mangrove Experience
Discover the beauty of the Sierpe River and its lush mangrove forest. On this tour, you can observe various species of monkeys, sloths, birds of prey, colorful parrots, toucans, snakes, raccoons, crabs, iguanas, turtles and more. Immerse yourself in the captivating setting and explore hidden estuaries and other secluded spots that are otherwise inaccessible.

Location: Sierpe River Town (45 minutes from Whale Tail Hotel)
Duration: 4 hours
Start: *Depends on the tide (Ask frontdesk)
Cost: $75 per person

The Whale Tail Experience
Our tour begins at Uvita beach, where we’ll paddle out to the end of the iconic Whale’s Tail to explore the protected marine area and observe the abundant sea life while snorkeling. Later, we’ll stop for a refreshing snack on the beach before returning to the starting point. You’ll have the option to spend more time relaxing on the beach after the tour.

Location: Marino Ballena National Park (5 minutes from Whale Tail Hotel)
Duration: 3 hours
Start: *Depends on the tide (ask frontdesk)
Cost: $75 per person


Embark on an adventure starting from Sierpe town, named after the river itself, and travel along the Sierpe river to discover the most extensive wetlands conservation area along the Pacific Ocean in Central America. From the moment the boat departs, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a great diversity of species, including three species of monkeys: Howler, white-faced capuchin, and Central American squirrel tití monkeys.

Location: Sierpe River Town (45 minute drive from Whale Tail Hotel)
Duration: 2-3 hours
Start: *depends on tide (Ask our frontdesk)
Cost: $125 per person

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