“The Ballena Marine National Park is located in Puntarenas, at the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica.”
This National Park in Costa Rica is a delightful example of many things geographic. Not only is the local biogeography make this a place famous for whales (ballena in Spanish), but the physical geography also resembles a whale’s tail. This feature is called a tombolo, where a spit connects an island or rock cluster to the mainland. Additionally, there is also a great community of citizen cartographers mapping out this park and the surrounding communities.