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History & Milestones

History & Milestones of Costa Ballena

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A mysterious part of Costa Ballena’s history: The spheres of Palmar

Costa Ballena is a very recently discovered region, until 2009 cut off from the North before the termination of the Coastal Highway now connecting very fast to the capital. So our history is recent and might perhaps be a laid back in your eyes – but it is authentic, giving the area its charm. Here are a few pieces of history and accounts of our milestones that are true gems.

Life in 14th Century Paradise

~ by Susan Atkinson I would think the readers would be interested in learning about other indigenous people in Costa Rica. Although it does not pertain to the…

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Las Rocas de Amancio

By Dagmar Reinhard Photos Isidro Obando Vargas Don Amancio Vargas Obando was born in Guápiles (Limón) and raised in Quepos. He worked with the Banana company, where he also met…

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John Tresemer – La Cusinga Ecolodge

At the beginning of the 70’s and just 21, John, a college dropout, sensitive and idealistic, left the States feeling unable to adjust to militarism, materialism and racism.…

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Happy Birthday, Costa Rica!

The fifteenth of September: Happy Birthday Costa Rica! ~ By Robert E. Rodgers This year instead of the typical fireworks, advanced imbibing, over-eating at the BBQ, all of those…

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Did the Liberator Juanito Mora ever visit Golfo Dulce?

By Dagmar Reinhard In September 16th, 2010, the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica declared Juanito Mora “National Hero and Liberator.” Juan Rafael Mora Porras (February 8, 1814 to…

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There is Always a Way to Do Things Differently

By Perry Gladstone When people come to Costa Ballena the first time, they are blown away by the beauty they see all around them. Nature in all its…

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