South Pacific Costa Rica Guide

Local News & Community Initiatives

Community Initiatives

This section is dedicated to Local News and Initiatives in Costa Ballena and the South Pacific.

Locals organize beach clean ups, arrange  bird counting, strive to stop indiscriminate killing of endangered species along the Coastal Highway, obtain blue flags and patrol turtle protection areas.

Explore our article archive to learn about environmental initiatives throughout Costa Ballena, Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica South Pacific Region.

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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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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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The Boruca Little Devils’Gam

By Cristhian González Gómez The Boruca Little Devils’Gam is a ceremony, which takes place between December 30 and January 2, originally named Cagbrúˇ rójc (1) in Brunca language,…

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Costa Ballena, a paradise in the Making

~ by Trevor Brown When I moved to Dominical, the road connecting Costa Ballena to Quepos was unpaved; the single lane, washboard road, took about 1.5 hours to navigate via old…

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The South Pacific: a spectacular destination

The South Pacific: a spectacular destination ~ by Carlos León The South Pacific is one of the best tourist destinations in Costa Rica; there is a wide variety of attractions…

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