Travel & Leisure magazine has included Bahía Ballena in its list of 15 “Hottest Travel Destinations of 2013”, with destinations from a still-undiscovered corner of Italy to an unexpected foodie mecca in the American heartland.
T+L says Costa Rica’s Bahía Ballena is a pristine bay that has been a secret favorite of backpackers and migrating whales. But it couldn’t stay under that shroud of cloud forest forever.
“Surrounded by mountains and jungle-fringed beaches on the Pacific, this pristine bay bordering a national marine park was long the secret of surfers and backpackers—and migrating whales. Now there’s Kura Design Villas ($$$$), an upscale eco-resort whose six minimalist villas are open to the tropical air.”
Located in the South Pacific, the Bahía Ballena is one of the favorites for the dolphins and humpback whales, which are in the warm waters of the best places to breed.
Bahía Ballena is home to biodiversity, which protects the Marino Ballena National Park, an attractive destination for responsible travelers, nature lovers and sustainable tourism.
This area is visited by large numbers of tourists, attracted by the beauty of the South Pacific and the variety of the activities of adventure tourism.