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Safari with the inhabitants of Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands

Térraba-Sierpe Wetlands. Discover one of the Central America wonders with us! #birding #Nature #Safari #costarica🇨🇷

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The Térraba-Sierpe Wetland is a massive mangrove and wetland area at the mouth of the basins where the Terraba and Sierpe rivers reach the ocean together. This is an area that covers almost 67 thousand acres of water and land. This National Wetland was stablished as a protected area by the Government in the early 90s to protect the biodiversity along this unique and special ecosystem in the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica and is one of the most breathtaking locations in the South. Located just 30 minutes from Cristal Ballena, the wildlife safari can be done by boat or by kayaking for the more adventurous visitors. the network of canals gives you a wide range of animals to be found including crocodiles and caimans, green iguanas and more than 200 species of birds, turtles, monkeys, coatis, raccoons and many more. Reaching the wetlands you will take a quick visit […]

Safari with the inhabitants of Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands2017-08-08T07:14:07+00:00

Whale watching season is on!

The new whale watching season has started in Costa Ballena. the Humpback whales from the Northern Hemisphere are arriving to our warm and turquoise waters of the Ballena Marine National Park. This is one of the most marvelous wildlife phenomena in sea mammals migration and you can experience it from our property located in a hill overlooking the Marine Park.

December to April we have the visit of the amazing gentle mammals from Alaska and the Arctic. Costa Rica was named by National Geographic one of the Top 10 Wale Watching Hotspots in the world and Costa Ballena is the key are in Costa Rica for experiencing the spectacular journey of the Whales to give birth and train their calves for the journey back to the Arctic. We offers daily whale watching tours during this season, that you can arrange at our front desk or while making your reservation to stay with us. The second season for whatching the gentle sea mammals is July to October when we have the Humpback whales from the Antarctic Peninsula.

Whale watching season is on!2017-08-08T07:09:29+00:00

En Julio llegan las ballenas jorobadas

De Julio a Octubre se desarrolla en nuestra bella región, Costa Ballena, uno de los fenómenos de la biodiversidad más grandes del mundo, considerada la mayor migración de mamíferos marinos en la tierra (que puede alcanzas hasta 9000 Km de distancia). La llegada de las ballenas jorobadas (Megaptera novaeangliae), que llegan a nuestras cálidas aguas en el Parque Marino Ballena para parir y desarrollar sus crías durante 3-4 meses para volver a sus zonas de alimentación.

Whale watching in the warm waters of the Ballena Marine National Park #whalewatchingtour #CristalBallena

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Aunque no hay datos claros sobre el número de individuos de la migración de América del Sur, se conoce que están en nuestras aguas de 3 a 4 meses, que alimentan a sus crías durante un año completo y que pueden nadar de 25 a 160 Km por día. El 1970 se realizaron las primeras grabaciones de cantos de ballenas, mismos que se han convertido en la principal estrategia para involucrar a las personas en […]

En Julio llegan las ballenas jorobadas2017-08-08T06:47:14+00:00

Cristal Ballena Birding Highlights

Birding Cristal Ballena grounds and Costa Ballena area is very productive, since in the area have been reported more tan 400 species of birds including very special regional endemics. The location of the hotel between the tropical humid forest at the foothill of the Fila Costeña mountains and the pacific coast gives a great mix of forest and marine birdlife.

#CristalBallena a birders &a photographers haven! #CentralAmericaBirdingTrail #birdinghotspots

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The hotel reserve is home to more than 250 species of birds and visiting the local birding hotspots the range of birds is bigger. Local hotspots includes the Ballena Marine National Park specially for sea and shore birds, the Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands, home to the endemic Mangrove hummingbird and the Yellow-billed cotinga, The Caño Island, the Corcovado National Park, Hacienda Baru Wildlife Refuge and Oro Verde private reserve.

Read: Birding activities at Cristal Ballena.

In a 2 hours morning birding around the grounds of the property it is easy to find some of the most stunning birds of the area […]

Cristal Ballena Birding Highlights2017-08-08T06:42:09+00:00