Reading Exercises: Whale Watching on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

humpback - Whale

Complete the article  using the  words from the list

  • Coast
  • Beautiful
  • Swimming
  • Tours
  • Natures
  • Species
  • beaches
  • Boat
  • Habitat
  • Park
  • Enjoy
  • Dolphines

From August to October and from December to March, tourists in Costa Rica are able to watch humpback whales, who migrate from the Northern and Southern hemispheres to breed and give birth in the warm waters of the Costa Rican Pacific ___________________. This event can be enjoyed by going to Dominical or Bahía Ballena __________________, among others, located just three hours away from San José.

There are more than 15 micro entrepreneurs who offer services in the marine tourism industry near Marino Ballena National ______________. These small companies have been working together with Keto Foundation for two years now to improve the conditions of the infrastructure used to transport tourists to the sea to ___________________the whale-watching event; also, they have taught these businesspeople to respect and protect these huge and _______________________ mammals by not approaching them too much or bothering them with the boats. By doing this, both the workers and the animals have benefited, since now these people know that they have to keep the whales’ _____________________ in good condition so they can continue offering their services.  This foundation gave a badge called the Good Practices Sea Star System to the businesses that are involved in this program.

Tourists will be able to watch female whales nursing and ________________________with their young near Golfo Dulce. These animals are usually calm as long as they do not feel threatened and there is enough distance between them and the tour__________________. That is why people have to stay in the boats and follow the instructions at all times for the adventure to be pleasant and memorable. The prices of these________________________ are not that high and are usually available Monday through Sunday, so they are always accessible for tourists who really want to witness this magical experience that _______________________ offers. During the tours, people will also be able to watch other marine ________________________ such as bottlenose and spotted ______________________________

Taken from the Costa Rica News