WHAT TO DO Whale watching
Book a guide and boat with Ecolodge El Almejal to watch migrating humpback whales. June 15 to Oct. 20. $35 per person.
Parque Nacional Ensenada Utría
Trips offered by most hotels and hostels. Travel by boat to the national park to see marine fauna and indigenous birds for about $31. Snorkel off Playa Blanca and lunch for about $6.
The Humpback Turtle 011-57-312-756-3439
www.humpbackturtle.com The beach hostel offers surfing lessons on El Almejal beach April through October. $12 per hour with English instructor.
011-57-314-630-6723 Posada del Mar at Bahia Solano offers two dives with equipment for about $100.