Costa Rica tourism festival to honour dolphins, whales

Published on : Friday, September 5, 2014

Costa-Rican-Tourism-Board-300x87At the sixth edition of the tourism festival in Costa Rica, the stars will be dolphins and whales.


They will be honoured at the festival dedicated to these marine species, said the Association of Tourism Operators (Asotu).

The celebration, sponsored by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), will begin tomorrow near the Ballena Bay, in the town of Uvita, Osa town, in the western province of Puntarenas.

Those who attend the activities organized as part of the event in the Marino Ballena National Park will enjoy the show, which include the reproduction of these cetaceans in their natural habitat.

Participants can also engage in whale tours, athletics competitions, cycling, sand sculpture, photo exhibition, concerts, environmental workshops, food offers and other activities.

This festival allows national and foreign tourists to learn more about such a valuable natural resource such as whales and has the aim to foster the inclusion of the Ballena Bay community in the list of places to be visited in Costa Rica, Asotu added.

Data provided by this organization refer that this protected area is visited every year by different species of whales, such as the humpback, the pilot, the bryde and the false killer whales.

Three resident varieties of dolphins also swarm that area -the bottlenose, the spotted, and the spinner dolphins- and families of hawksbill, green and olive ridley turtles.

From 2010 to 2013, the sighting of whales and dolphins took boom in Costa Rica if you consider that the number of tourists coming to the country, encouraged by this practice, increased from 43 thousand 302 to 131 thousand 373, respectively, according to ICT statistics.

In addition, nearly 9,000 native people of this Central American country, joined the program “Vamos a turistear”, aimed at promoting tourism in the town.

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