Ecotour activities in Central Pacific Coast
If being in the wake of cetaceans floats your boat, try Onca Explorations and its 3½-hour Whale Quest, a humpback-whale research expedition led by marine ecologist Oscar Guzón (M$1100) from December to March. During your journey, learn about whale-research techniques as the crew collects information on the behavioral ecology of the whales and conducts a photo-identification project. Also offered is a four-hour dolphin research and island snorkeling expedition with an emphasis on marine ecology and conservation (M$975, year-round), and a fascinating four-hour tour to the archeological site Las Labradas (M$850), where the only beachside petroglyphs in the Americas exist.
Run by a couple of enthusiastic naturalists, t his is your best option for whale-watching (adult/child M$1040/780), sea kayaking and snorkeling tours (M$975/715), guided hiking tours (M$780/625), birding tours (M$1040/780) and nocturnal sea-turtle experiences (M$625/ 495).