Festival promotes watching whales and dolphin in Uvita

Uvita is hosting its third annual whale festival this weekend and next. It is called the III Festival de Ballenas y Delfines 2011.

The event is at the Parque Marino Ballena. The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo is promoting the event. Residents have an opportunity to see the whales and dolphin that visit those waters each year, the institute said.

In addition there are the usual activities associated with a local festival: Parades, children’s workshops, artistic exhibitions, face painting and tours at a reasonable price, said the institute.

The inauguration is today at 8 a.m. in the Salón Comunal Bahía. The event continues through Sept. 17 and 18. The organizer is the Cámara de Turismo de Costa Ballena.

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