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Ballena National Marine Park

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Area   495 terrestrial acres
13,280 marine acres

  Puntarenas Province

Date of Creation   17 July 1992

Pelicans at Ballena Marine Park Ballena National Marine Park

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Park Facilities and Hours

The park station is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Near Rancho La Merced Wildlife Refuge. Costa Rica.

Park Attractions

The Ballena National Marine Park was created to assure the maintenance of critical marine reproductive habitats and to preserve the productivity of many biological communities that inhabit the Pacific coastal zone of Costa Rica.

Ballena Marine Park

Location and  Directions

The park stretches from the southern end of Playa Hermosa to the northern end of Playa Piñuela, including Playas Ballena and Uvita,  It covers marine area about 9 miles seaward, along a series of coral reefs and rocky shoals and Ballena Island. 

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