Costa Ballena, a String of Most Precious Beads, each Perl a Long-stretched Beach. The Beaches of Costa Ballena are lined up like pearls on a thread along the pristine coastline. Each has its quite contrasting characteristics for you to explore and always wanting to return to your favorite waterfront.
You can swim in the shallow waters. You can also walk on the sandy beach or along the shaded paths of the Marino Ballena National. Kayaking into the caves is a great adventure. Enjoy a picnic under the shade of a coconut tree, and watch the crabs and seabirds. It will make you forget your stress and worries.
However, be very careful with the ocean; most of the South Pacific coast has strong currents. If you happen to be caught by a wave that pulls you out to the sea, let yourself go and try to swim back parallel to the beach.
Water temperatures in the South Pacific are between 23 to 28 degrees C, making them ideal for water sports. Before you sit down for your picnic under a palm, look up, and make sure the coconuts are not right above you.
Otherwise, they could fall on your head. From North to South you can visit the public beaches mentioned below:
Playa Dominical – Playa Dominicalito – Punta Dominical – Roca de Amancio – Punta de Achiote – Playa Hermosa
The following beaches belong to the treasured Marino Ballena National Park, fee: $6 foreign visitors and 1,000 colones for Costarricans:
Punta Uvita – Playa Chamán / Colonia – Playa Arco – Playa Ballena – Playa Piñuelas (closed)
Playa Ventanas and Playa Tortuga are public beaches.
These are other trips.