After a 40-minute journey by boat along the coast from El Almejal come to the Ensenada de Utría. This park is a body of land that juts out 7km into the ocean and is dotted with small jungle covered hills. Its calm waters of emerald green are ideal for admiring the coral here.

Here in this hotspot of biodiversity exist four different types of ecosystem including coral reefs, mangroves, jungle and ocean. Observe giant mangrove swamps, bathe in the ocean at the beaches of Cocalito Beach and Punta Diego or hike the Cocalito trail.

Between July and October, the ocean here is visited by humpback whales (megáptera novaengliae) looking for an ideal place in which to bear their calves. There are always dolphins here and you can normally see them playing in the wake of the boat.

DURATION: Approximately five hours.

GUIDE: SIB services.

NOTE: This tour works with a minimum of 7 people.