Nestled opposite the Parque Marino Ballena at Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Whales and Dolphins beautifully merges Costa Rica’s natural rainforest treasures and its splendid marine ecology with top notch service and world class amenities. The surrounding areas of this remarkably diverse marine park include everything from isolated beaches to wilderness personifying jungles, picturesque waterfalls and generous marine ecology reserves. This marine park was built in 1989 for the purpose of conserving the region’s spectacular coastal habitats such as beaches, estuaries, islands and majestic coral reefs. The preservation program also included the protection of endangered sea creatures such as blue whales and humpbacks. Whales and Dolphins not just provides the most flattering oceanic views of the Marine Whale National Park but is also keenly involved towards the cause of eco-tourism, sustainable practices and conservation of marine resources. The lodge is constantly hailed for for its sustainable initiatives related to energy conservation and waste reduction (a chlorine free salt treated pool). Whales and Dolphins combines the best of high action water sports, rare marine wildlife spotting and adventure laden rainforest exploratory tours. In short, this striking ecolodge showcases the most flattering natural features of Costa Rica for helping tourists enjoy an inspiring ecological holiday.
Tours and Amenities
Whales and Dolphins Lodge is known for its interesting assortment of recreational pursuits in the region, which include bird watching, whale and dolphin watching boat tours (to help guests enjoy the marine treasures of Uvita), hiking along the innumerable trails passing through tropical rainforests, thrilling deep sea diving expeditions, day trips to various inviting azure beaches and castaway jungle paths (with expert and proficient local guides), trips to Cano Island (to view the region’s rich marine creatures, enjoy snorkeling trips and other action-packed sea adventures), trips to witness the region’s flourishing mangroves, competitive sports fishing, snorkeling, river/sea kayaking surfing, lazy sunbathing and many more.
Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge’s in-house facilities include everything from a stylish gourmet restaurant (that whips up a delectable Mediterranean menu in the background of Utiva’ striking coastal setting) and the intimate Rain Forest Bar (which serves inventive cocktails in a fun atmosphere where travelers swap interesting tales of local expeditions in a picturesque sunset backdrop). Other relaxing amenities in the lodge premises are innumerable forest walking trails, beautifully landscaped gardens and verdant fruit orchards. There is an in-house swimming pool for adults and another one specially created for kids. In addition to this, the Whales and Dolphins Eco Lodge also provides complementary Wi-Fi internet access and entry to the Park Marino Balleno and Cano Island. This spirited lodge therefore features a plethora of nature based activities and comfortable amenities, which are put together to heighten an authentic eco-vacation experience.
Whales and Dolphins’ accommodation options come in the form 20 well appointed, sprawling and snug rooms (spread over two floors) that are housed on the border of an arresting ridge. Each room is equipped with classy looking terracotta floors, a private bath (accompanied by a hair dryer and hot water), a ceiling fan, a fully stocked mini bar, a phone, air conditioning, cable TV and an independent balcony providing breathtaking views of the ocean.