South Pacific Costa Rica Travel 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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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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Have Fun and Be Safe on the beach!

~ by Nate Bright The Costa Ballena region is famous for its beautiful beaches, and we hope you take full advantage of them! Here are some great safety tips…

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