What Makes Costa Rica Unique- A Perfect Whale´s Tail

10) A Perfect Whale´s Tail

Uvita Tombolo, Costa Rica Photo: Kattiana MurilloThe Uvita tombolo or sandy bridge that connects the mainland with a rocky islet, near Dominical Beach, in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica, looks like a perfect whale´s tail in low tide. But more interesting is the fact that the place and surroundings are one of the best spots to watch humpback whales coming from North and South America.

Uvita Tombolo, Costa Rica Photo: Kattiana MurilloThese warm waters are just what these whales are looking for when the winter time arrives to their places of origin. Northern humpbacks are normally seen from December to April and southern humpbacks, from July to October.

The spectacle is amazing taking into account that they can measure up to 16 meters in length and weight up to 40 tons. The name is due to a small hump in front of their dorsal fin that can be very noticeable when they double over to dive into the water: Definitively something to remember, especially when you are lucky enough to watch a female with its little calf.

Courtesy of http://www.visitcostarica.com

 

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