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Whale Watching a Big Tourist Attraction in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Travel – Each year Costa Rica draws in over 131,000 travelers that are coming to see the beautiful whales of the land of “Pura Vida”.

whale-watching-costa-rica-tours-1Viewing these incredible humpback whales and dolphins has increased tourism in the south Pacific of Costa Rica 80,000 tourists just within the past three years.

The Minister of Tourism, Mauricio Ventura, who noted that the tourists are both domestic and foreign.

“Just from 2010 to 2013 the number of tourists coming to view whales and dolphins has tripled from 43,302 to 131,373 tourists,” said Ventura in a press release.

Puerto Jimenez in Golfo Dulce is one of the biggest locations that draws whale watchers. The whales come to this location at they are attracted by the warm, shallow waters that are perfect conditions to breed and nurse their calves.

Whale watching season in Costa Rica is marked from July to October of each year. There are various whale watching tour operators that take you out in various boats to see the great mammals. The cost for nationals is about $ 30 (¢ 16,800) for foreign travelers it can cost a little bit more.

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