Walk with us through the area known as Punta Uvita in Ballena Marine Park where you will see a variety of wildlife including shore birds, mammals and also a great vegetation that includes mangroves forest.
This is also where is located the famous ; Tombolo de Punta Uvita, locally known as the Whale’s Tail, which is a famous natural barrier reef that was created by the forces of two rivers on either side of the reef, which due to the currents has formed and maintained the shape of a whale’s tail when viewed from above.
The walk begins at our operation center walking a mile trough the town of Bahia and on the way to the beach our guide will show you part of our town and some historical vestiges that includes the oldest house of Bahia.
Then at the entrance to Uvita beach will start the walk at the trail after crossing a creek . Along the trail there is a chance of seeing howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, sloths, bats, raccoons, birds including the red scarlet macaw and more wildlife . Plants and trees that includes the wonderful Mangrove tree are also part of the trail as you venture on a 2.5-3 hour walk.
A short walk on the beach on the way back is part of the adventure and you can even see the famous whale’s Tail.
Hike Duration : 2.5 hours / Tour operate with minimum of 2 people
RATE : Adults $45 USD / Children $37 USD (under 10 years old)
Note: Tour operate only at low tide . Check with us the availability and best time to do the hike. Tour is not available on Wednesdays since Ballena Park closes every Wednesday .
Level : Easy – recommended for all the family
What to bring & wear?
- Wear Hiking shoes or strapped sandals
- Bring Binoculars, Sun block, insect repellent & Camera,
- Small bags to safeguard personal belongings
- During rainy months (June through November) we recommend to bring a rain coat or poncho
- Bring your own bottle for water
We provide :
- Bilingual naturalist guide.
- Fresh fruits
- Entrance fee to Ballena marine park
RATE : Adults $55 USD / Children $35 USD (under 10 years old) Book Now !!