South Pacific Costa Rica Travel Guide

Visit Costa Ballena!

Is the place where the forest meets the South Pacific Ocean. It comprises the area from the Barú River, crossing the bridge at Dominical all the way to the mouth of Térraba River in Coronado. Great attractions you´ll find here, like Marino Ballena National Park.

Alexander Skutch, birds and much more

~ by Susana García Alexander Skutch was the most famous Neotropical ornithologist of the 20th century. After traveling to many Central and South American countries, he settled on a farm in Santa…

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Interview with a Biologist Specialized in Birds

~ by Dagmar Reinhard What’s your occupation, Susana?  “I’m a biologist specialized in zoology.” Are you a specialist in birds? — “Yes. I carry out censuses and monitoring; I develop…

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Chamber of Tourism Meeting

~ by Dagmar Reinhard In February, the 49th Business Meeting, organized by CATUOSA (Osa Chamber of Tourism) and chaired by Mr. Luis Centeno, was held at the PZ Country Club Hotel in San Isidro. …

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El Castillo’s First Annual Turtle Ball

In December 2016, El Castillo, a luxury boutique hotel in Ojochal, Costa Rica, hosted its very First Annual Turtle Ball. This beautiful gala event served two purposes: to entertain and…

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Fun and Funding

~ by Shawnell Parker It was a clear, warm, and starry night, and everyone was dressed in its white carpet finest. John Chantry, the owner of the Bamboo Room, called me up…

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Duo Aurélie Riant & Anthony Gómez

~ by Dagmar Reinhard Aurélie is a young girl from Nova Scotia (Canada) with a remarkable voice. She received her first classical singing lessons when she was eight years old,…

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Ballena Tales is a travel guide and magazine covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is a fully bi-lingual, bimonthly and full color, glossy magazine. The distribution is 18,000 copies a year all along the coast down to Sierpe and even Osa Peninsula, including the Palmar Sur and Quepos airports. The magazine introduces the reader to the local community life, with interviews of pioneers, writers and artists.

You will find useful information such as tide charts, what to do, events, restaurant and hotels in Osa.

Ballena Tales is very proud of its team of assiduous writers, appealing art design and satisfied advertisers 

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