South Pacific Costa Rica Travel Guide

Costa Ballena and Costa Rica South Pacific travel guide, Articles & Posts

Costa Rica South Pacific Travel Guide – Stay up to date – check our latest articles and posts about Costa Ballena and South Pacific Costa Rica and what’s going on here! Here you will find the hottest content of our Current Issue and also articles that didn’t fit in there any more…

In Ballena Tales Magazine & Costa Rica South Pacific Travel Guide you will find useful information about Osa Peninsula and Costa Ballena attractions, lifestyle, wildlife, hotels, restaurants, tours, events, activities, medical services, and real estate.

 …and if you’re a local or returning visitor to the area of Costa Rica South Pacific, maybe we’ve got all you need to catch up on. Articles of past events Ballena Tales Magzine has covered may be featured in our Library section. And History-Milestone, highlight some of our historic events.

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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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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Yoga Philosophy ~ Part VI

~ by Pilar Salazar The 8 Limbs of Ashtanga The Niyamas The second limb of Ashtanga Yoga is the “Niyamas”; they represent guidelines to be aware of in our daily…

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Boruca Gallery Gift Shop

~ by Susie Atkinson Looking for a unique souvenir of your trip to Costa Rica – something that is a true representation of the local folklore and does not have…

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Our senior pets

~ by Vet. Fernando Riera S. When our beloved pets become geriatric, they require special attention since their bones and muscles are not strong anymore. Because of all the love…

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And Who’s Peter?

~ by Dagmar Reinhard Peter Marschall, the son of a German father and a Hungarian mother, who also speaks English and Spanish, came to Costa Ballena in the South Pacific…

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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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Fresh from the Feria: Papaya

~ by Luba Nikolayev Papaya is a well-known, healthy, tropical fruit that is both delicious and full of advantages. In Costa Rica, papayas are easy to grow and…

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Wine lovers rejoice! Your favorite wine at Hotel Villas Río Mar

~ by Dagmar Reinhard In Costa Rica, wine at restaurants can be very expensive, and to make it affordable, mostly lowquality wines or consummation per glass are offered to the guests.  Christian…

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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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Dental Health for Dogs

~ by Vet. Fernando Riera S. Both animals and humans may suffer from oral/dental diseases, such as cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, as well as oral masses and halitosis (bad breath), among others.…

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Yoga Philosophy ~ Part V

by Pilar Salazar The Eight Limbs Yoga was never meant to be a one-hour workout. It was – and is – a path; it’s a 24-hour practice and a way…

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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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Celebrating Costa Rica

~ by Jeane Brennan Those who live in or near Sierpe work hard. Whether it’s…

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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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The Secret of our Great Costa Rican Furniture!

~ by Shelagh Duncan Where can you find comfortable sofas, great fabrics, and unique…

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“You Might be an Animal Lover If… ”

~ by Shawnell Parker You are over 40 and you speak perfect baby talk.…

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Summer Market at Ballena Bistro

Summer Market at Ballena Bistro By Laura Vega – organizadora The Summer Market is an…

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