The Marino Ballena National Park was created in 1990 to preserve and protect the 4500 ha of coral reef that surrounds Ballena & Las Tres Hermanas Islands. This park also protects 13 km of pristine coastline including beautiful scenic beaches such as Playa Ventanas, Playa Piñuelas, Playa Ballena, Playa Hermosa and Playa Bahia.
In the park there can be found sponges, corals, mollusks, algaes, echinoderms, crabs and other creatures which are adapted to the strong tidal swell. Green Iguanas abound in the park, also an important refuge and nesting place for numerous marine birds including the frigate and the sea earwig. It is also considered the most median point of reproduction of the Humpback Whale which comes to these tropical waters during winter months.
You will launch the kayaks at Playa Piñuelas. An easy 1½ hour paddle brings us to Ballena Island where a lunch of fruit and cold drinks in tropical style will be provided. We will then snorkel around the island, observing the richest marine fauna in the area. Or, if you prefer, you may choose to simply relax on the island and explore the numerous caves. After an adventurous day we’ll paddle back to Playa Piñuelas and return you to your hotel.