South Pacific Costa Rica 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.

Why surfers are so cool?

Why surfers are so cool? by Trevor Brown One of surfing’s greatest legends Andy Irons said it best “I surf because I’m always a better person when I…

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Envision Festival: Seven years of Cultural Exchange

Envision Festival: Seven years of Cultural Exchange by Dagmar Reinhard From February 23rd to 26th, Uvita will be hosting the 7th year of Envision, the biggest event ever…

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The Panama Canal was the Culprit

~ by Jill Green from San Josecito My grandson, Sebastián León Hines, just had his 15th birthday. Excited enough to make the transition from kid to high school teenager, and though…

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Fresh at the Feria: The Cacao

~ by Luba Nikolayev Cacao is considered by ancient civilizations to be a gift from the gods, and is still loved around the world today. From the aromatic sweet smell of…

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Costa Rican’s Version of the Wild Turkey

~ by Jack Ewing Please Don’t Eat One for Thanksgiving or Christmas… The Great Curassow is the largest bird in Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor. An ornithologist who, in 1996,…

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Culture, sports, and a good environment

~ by John Bisner I have always liked football (soccer) as a sporting activity and a cultural option that improves people’s health and education. Sports are very motivating for young people,…

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Santuario de Vida Silvestre Alturas

Costa Ballena Lifeguards

Current EditionBallena 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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From February 23rd to 26th, Uvita will be hosting the 7th year of Envision Festival.