The whales are here!

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It’s August in Manuel Antonio and that means Whale-watching season is here! Planet Dolphin is the pioneer in whale and dolphin watching tours.  Departing daily at 9am from Pez Vela Marina, in Quepos, Costa Rica, our spacious and comfortable sailing catamarans give you a close up look at the aquatic wonders of the Manuel Antonio coastline. Since 1989, Planet Dolphin has taken tens of thousands of happy customers on our 3 ½ tour which includes snorkeling, sailing, a delicious lunch, beverages, and of course dolphins and whales.

You may see spotted dolphins (stenella attenuate),  bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncates), and migrating humpback whales (megaptera novaeangliae).

The Planet Dolphin tour is but one of many tours to be found in Manuel Antonio. All types, from adventure tours and adrenaline tours, to nature tours and wildlife tours , are available. At Manuel Antonio Destinations, you can choose from the great variety of activities available in Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast . From canopy ziplining, to rafting to horseback riding to a guided hike through the pristine Manuel Antonio National Park, any tour offered locally can be booked through Manuel Antonio Destinations.

Quepos and Manuel Antonio is also a world class sportfishing destination. Whether you want to fish offshore for sailfish and marlin or inshore for roosterfish and snook, Marina Pez Vela has the boat and crew you are looking for.

To make your stay in Manuel Antonio even more enjoyable, stay at the Parador Resort and Spa. Located on the Punta Quepos hilltop, surrounded by tropical rainforest, and offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Parador offers 129 rooms all featuring jungle, garden or ocean view. Featuring three swimming pools, numerous dining options, and a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet, the Parador has something for everybody.