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Marino Ballena National Park

The Marino Ballena National Park was set up to protect coral reefs surrounding the islands off the coast, and was declared a national park in 1989 to protect creatures emigrating for reproduction and nutrition.
It is named after the humpback whales that come here to reproduce, and from the “Whale tail” of Punta Uvita, a characteristic sand strip that extends into a rock barrier that, at low tide, assumes the Whale tail shape.
The park is about 180km from San Jose, 18km from Dominical and about 500m from Dolce Uvita.