The Whales Tail, or Cola Ballena in Spanish, is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Costa Rica. Tourist that visit Uvita and the Costa Ballena region usually spend a day at Marino Ballena National Park soaking up the sun, enjoying the beaches at the base of the Whales Tail, and walking out to the flute at low tides . Real Estate agents often tout “Whale Tail Views” in their marketing. An unobstructed view can push a property's value up considerably because of the ever-changing view of white water crashing on the beach from two sides. It truly is a spectacular scene.
The Whales Tail isn’t the only reason the area is called Costa Ballena or Whale Coast. Whales from both hemispheres visit the waters of Marino Ballena National Park each year to raise their calfs in the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome,
one of the richest and most bio-diverse ocean regions on the planet. Arctic whales visit from from December through April, while whales from the southern hemisphere arrive in July before heading south again in October.
There are plenty of aerial photos of the Whale Tail online. Do a Google search and you will see some amazing shots. We wanted to capture a unique low level angle looking back towards Uvita and the mountains. We haven’t seen another photo with this perspective. Have you? If so, please share.