Tourists appreciate the show
Thousands of Costa Ricans moved this weekend into the Pacific south of the country to see a unique spectacle.
The Festival of Whales and Dolphins was "a success", according to Orlando Castro, president of the Chamber of Tourism of Costa Ballena,
Castro said the idea was that the show was accessible to domestic tourists, so that everyone could see the whales.
"The goal was achieved, as most visitors were ticos" he said.
Only on the first day took place between 25 and 30 tours by boat, between 8 am and 3 p.m.
Each tour lasts between an hour and a half to two hours, said Castro. Admission costs ¢ 12 thousand for adults and ¢ 5 thousand for children.
The hoteliers in the area also were satisfied with the activity because "there was no shortage of space for tourists, and hotels were left empty."
This weekend some 3,000 visitors expected.
Besides boating, the Ballena Marine National Park were conducted lectures, workshops and exhibitions environmental pictures and video.
Yesterday, there was a sand sculpture contest.
Although the festival ended today, the whale season, which began in July until October. You can still visit the area, the normal price of the boat
tours is ¢ 37 thousand.