Beachgoers at Playa Guiones in Nosara, Guanacaste received an unexpected surprise Monday as two large whales breached not far offshore.

 

“I love this: being on the beach and out of nowhere, something as amazing as this  surprises you,” Castillo wrote via social media.

Check out his photos and video (set to “Muchacha y Luna,” by the excellent Costa Rican band Malpaís) below:

The best time of year to see humpback whales in Costa Rica

Southern humpback whales arrive in Costa Rica in great numbers beginning in July and ending in November.

The lesser known — but still exciting — whale season is when northern humpback whales migrate to Costa Rica starting December and typically ending in April.

Where to see humpback whales in Costa Rica?

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