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The Humpback Whales have arrived! Best place to see them in Costa Rica.

Let’s be honest here.  For nature lovers alike, the opportunity to see Humpback whales up close is an amazing experience and they have arrived!!   Their sheer size and gracefulness as they move through the warm, protected waters along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is a sight to see.   Whale Watching in Costa Rica...
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See Whales and Costa Rica Wildlife by the Osa Peninsula

Now is the time to visit the gulf of Golfo Dulce by the Osa Peninsula to see migrating humpback whales and abundant Costa Rica wildlife. The remote Osa Peninsula region is an amazing place to see Costa Rica wildlife. This southern Pacific area is special because it holds 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire...
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Incredible world open water swimming race in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce is one of the most amazing places in Costa Rica. Having the chance to swim in the pristine gulf with dolphins and whales is pure magic. That’s how it was for swimmers in the Golfo Dulce open water competition 2016 Cruce Aguas Abiertas in early September. Swimmers from all over Costa Rica had...
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Humpback Whale leaping out of the water, Photo Credit Wikipedia.

Green Season in Costa Rica, come visit and observe migratory wildlife

Some animal species travel long distances in search of food, some migrate to breed or to nest.  Costa Rica’s location means that whales will come to warmer waters to give birth, turtles will lay their eggs and some birds will look for food sources not available in colder climates.  Some of these migrations coincide with...
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Humpback Whale in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo of CEIC

Nicuesa Lodge welcomes whale watching in Costa Rica

Starting in July, the tranquil blue waters of the Golfo Dulce in southern Costa Rica will receive the astounding phenomenon of the thousands-of-miles-long migration of Pacific humpback whales. See whales in the wild on a whale watching tour from Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. A spray of water erupted from the placid blue-green water a few...
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Kayaking Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica

There is a magic in peacefully gliding along in a kayak, especially when it is on calm, smooth water along picturesque coastline. Kayaking in Costa Rica in the “sweet gulf” of Golfo Dulce by the Osa Peninsula – one of only four tropical fjords in the world – it is like paddling across a giant...
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Costa Rica whale watching season in September

Costa Rica whale watching season 2015 starts in September

To kick off the 2015 whale-watching season in Costa Rica, the Festival of Whales & Dolphins starts in September at Uvita Beach in southern Costa Rica. This year’s 2015 Festival of Whales & Dolphins will be held even longer than last year – over three weekends: Sept. 4 to 6, Sept. 12 and 13, and...
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Open Water Swim Golfo Dulce 2015

Swimmers to cross Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica open water swim race

More than dolphins, humpback whales and whale sharks will be swimming in the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica the second weekend of September 2015. The beautiful Pacific gulf in southern Costa Rica by the Osa Peninsula will receive hundreds of swimmers for the 2015 Golfo Dulce Open Water Swimming competition, called “Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo...
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Humpback whale tail, Golfo Dulce, photo by CEIC

Whale watching in Costa Rica: Humpback Whales in Golfo Dulce

In Costa Rica, there are as many wildlife tours as probably there are kinds of animals in the small Central American country. All of them are very worthwhile, but nearly nothing beats the thrill of whale watching! There must be something about being in close proximity to a giant intelligent being that is fascinating, especially...
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Snorkeling at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge Costa Rica

Dreaming about Costa Rica? Get packing!

I’m sitting at my desk, meant to be working. What I’m really doing is daydreaming about snorkeling in Costa Rica. I’m plotting how I can get back to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge on Golfo Dulce. I’m remembering swimming in that calm sea and the feel of delicious water – not bath-water warm, but not cold...
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Dolphins in Golfo Dulce

A dolphin tale: See wild dolphins in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

The last time I was at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, I was down at the beach cooling off from the hot sun in waist-deep tranquil waters of the Golfo Dulce, when suddenly there was a splash very close behind me. I turned quickly to look out toward the Gulf and was greeted by three Bottlenose...
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Edible Landscape Photo Contest at Nicuesa Lodge

Win a trip to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica with cookbook photo contest

Whenever I travel anywhere that serves delicious meals, I always think, “How can I recreate this at home and enjoy it again?” In the case of Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica, now I can. The Costa Rica rainforest lodge by the Osa Peninsula has released a free PDF downloadable Edible Landscape Garden Cookbook...
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Whale & Dolphin Festival in Costa Rica

Don’t miss the Whale & Dolphin Festival 2014 in Costa Rica!

The Festival of Whales & Dolphins is once again making a splash at Uvita Beach in Southern Costa Rica at the beginning of September. You definitely don’t want to miss the 6th annual festival marking the peak of the annual migration of Pacific Humpback Whales to the Ballena National Marine Park in Costa Rica. This...
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Piedras Blancas National Park & Golfo Dulce

Jaguars and monkeys and whales on Osa Peninsula Costa Rica! Oh my!

Down in the very south of Costa Rica there is a rainforest you dream to see. Thankfully off the tourism “superhighway” and explored only by adventurous intrepid travelers, it is a place of rugged mountains, plunging waterfalls, free-flowing rivers, striking beaches and magnificent towering trees in dense rainforest. Jaguars roam freely, scarlet macaws soar overhead,...
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Golfo Dulce and Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

A favorite place to visit in Costa Rica: the Osa Peninsula

“In a remote and lush corner of Costa Rica, lies a realm of giant trees, roaring monkeys, jaguars on the prowl, and breaching whales. This is one of the last places on Earth where virgin rainforest grows right to the high tide line, and a visitor might walk for hours – or days – along...
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Humpback whale tail, Golfo Dulce, photo by CEIC

Humpback whale-watching season starts in Costa Rica

At the very bottom of Costa Rica, the placid blue waters of the Golfo Dulce shine like a mirror most days, reflecting occasional clouds and the immense cerulean sky. Its calm surface is broken by the odd small, local boat cruising along, but the most action is caused by dolphins frolicking or fishing, sea turtles...
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