South Pacific Costa Rica Guide

Local Art & Music

Discover Our Local Artists!

Hannya Buentemeyer - Costa Rica - Photo by Dagmar

Hannya Buentemeyer with some of her works of art – Costa Rica – Photo by Dagmar Reinhard

The new generation of resident artists have created a refreshing innovative style reflecting their impressions of our environment. Outstanding are the original Borucan indigenous art and crafts. You´ll find their art on display at various smaller galleries and souvenir shops along Costa Ballena. Artists, living abroad, but their heart lost here, enrich the scene with outstanding photography. Read on to learn more about their stories.

The G-String Cowboys: Pure & natural Costa Rican chemistry!

Interview with The G-String Cowboys Three gringo expats living in the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica: A guitar-pickin’ old-school country singer/songwriter from Kansas; an electric rock-blues-swing lead guitarist/singer…

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Music School GM

~ by Dagmar Reinhard Far from being just a cultural project, the Music School GM offered a recital in honor of the mothers.  The ideal…

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Bar & Restaurant Jolly Roger

The Jolly Roger Bar recently underwent a comprehensive reform: They added a 40m2 terrace and built a new bar of wood, metal and stainless steel.

There are more TV screens to watch sports events and more benches around the deck overlooking the forest and ocean. In Jolly Roger, where intentionally there is no WiFi, you can enjoy the conversations between friends and the stunning sunsets.

Apart from the list of delicious crunchy wings, the specialty of the place, they expanded the offer with draft beer and an exclusive line of Chilean wine.

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The Sounds of Nature…

Our workshop for women is enhancing. WE are going to sing together to heal, enjoy, and harmonize our life with nature.

We will learn to listen to the earth, look at nature with new eyes, and discover how Mother Earth creates health and well-being through her sounds.

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See the world with painter Marvin’s eyes

By Dagmar Reinhard We met Marvin just as he was successfully finishing his first big mural at the bowling alley in Coronado; it is a…

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Maranta, the Tapir

By Dagmar Reinhard At the early age of three-years, Saulo Gutiérrez started studying music at the Sinfónica Nacional in San José. For 10 years, he…

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Veni, vidi, vici: Drew LaPlante

Singer and songwriter Drew LaPlante a barefoot troubadour; he is originally from Ohio and has recently landed in Costa Ballena. When LaPlante calls himself he turned 30, he decided it was time to move on. In 2012, he arrived in Costa Rica for the fist time and,with his backpack, he spent some time in the Corcovado National Park.

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Artist Jo Ann Rogers is Using All of Her Senses

By Dagmar Reinhard 20 years ago, Jo Ann and herhusband came to Costa Ricaon a vacation for the fist time, and this Christmas they are…

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The Floor Loom

by Ellen Hoel and Susan Atkinson About two years ago, Susan Atkinson (Pacific Edge Cabins in Dominicalito) built a floor loom for Doña Marina and…

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