Ballena is located on the western coast of Costa Rica. The locale is often mentioned for its amazing biodiversity and has become an increasingly favoured spot for nature lovers and adventurers. Its beaches offer plenty of water sports such as kayaking, diving and surfing. It is known as 'The Whale Coast' as the coastline lies on the whale's migratory path. Whale and dolphin watching tours are available. Staying in Ballena is possible at budget to 4-star resorts.