South Pacific Costa Rica Travel Guide

Environmental Initiatives in Costa Ballena

Bird counting, Environmental Initiatives, Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica

Bird counting

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.

Alexander Skutch, birds and much more

~ by Susana García Alexander Skutch was the most famous Neotropical ornithologist of the 20th century. After traveling to many Central and South American countries, he settled on a farm in Santa…

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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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An Unfortunate but Happy Scarlet Macaw

~ by Mike Graeber Meet Ruby, one of our two scarlet macaws here at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary (AWS). This beautiful, young bird has had a very painful life because of…

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Once You Start Making Lists You’ll Know You’re Hooked

~ by Jack Ewing Non addicts scratch their heads wondering why us bird watchers get so excited about something so simple as observing our feathered friends. On the surface it…

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The Massif of Life

~ by Luis Humberto Galera – Photo Mario Wong Cold and strong winds blow on the plains at Buena Vista Hill, the official name of the feared massif better known as “Death…

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The Ojochal Food Bank celebrates its third “Festival Amable”

~ by Periodista Diana Morales Once again, people from Ojochal de Osa and neighboring communities got together…

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Ventanas Beach gets Lifeguards!

~ by Nate Bright On Saturday, October 1, 2016, another beach in the Costa Ballena region…

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