South Pacific Costa Rica 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.

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…

Read More…

Comments Off on Why surfers are so cool?

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…

Read More…

The Panama Canal was the Culprit

~ by Jill Green from San Josecito My grandson, Sebastián León Hines, just had his 15th birthday. Excited enough to make the transition from kid to high school teenager, and though…

Read More…

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…

Read More…

Costa Rican’s Version of the Wild Turkey

~ by Jack Ewing Please Don’t Eat One for Thanksgiving or Christmas… The Great Curassow is the largest bird in Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor. An ornithologist who, in 1996,…

Read More…

Culture, sports, and a good environment

~ by John Bisner I have always liked football (soccer) as a sporting activity and a cultural option that improves people’s health and education. Sports are very motivating for young people,…

Read More…

Comments Off on Culture, sports, and a good environment

Dangerous spiders

Other creatures that are always going to be part of our lives in Costa Ballena are spiders. Feared by many, spiders represent the second largest group of animals…

Read More…

Comments Off on Dangerous spiders

The Varela Family sells healthy organic greens at Uvita’s farmers’ market

At Uvita’s farmers’ market, Mauren and Ademar are the most constant sellers, who every Saturday, for over the past 8 years, sell their fresh, certified organic vegetables and…

Read More…

Comments Off on The Varela Family sells healthy organic greens at Uvita’s farmers’ market

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,…

Read More…

Comments Off on The Boruca Little Devils’Gam

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…

Read More…

Comments Off on Costa Ballena, a paradise in the Making

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…

Read More…

Comments Off on The South Pacific: a spectacular destination

The G-String Cowboys: Pure & natural Costa Rican chemistry!

Interview with The G-String Cowboys Three gringo expats living in the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica: A guitar-pickin’ old-school country singer/songwriter from Kansas; an electric rock-blues-swing lead guitarist/singer from Boston; and a…

Read More…

Comments Off on The G-String Cowboys: Pure & natural Costa Rican chemistry!

The Jewel of Osa

Texto y foto: Jeane Brennan The southwest of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula, has so much to offer. The town of Sierpe is the ideal place to begin your…

Read More…

Comments Off on The Jewel of Osa

Music School GM

~ by Dagmar Reinhard Far from being just a cultural project, the Music School GM offered a recital in honor of the mothers.  The ideal setting for such…

Read More…

Comments Off on Music School GM

Suzanne and the Hart Center at Vista Ballena Hotel

~ by Dagmar Reinhard The Vista Ballena Hotel in Uvita is under new management. Suzanne Hart, a buoyant lady from Oregon, traveled all of Costa Rica looking for a hotel to…

Read More…

Comments Off on Suzanne and the Hart Center at Vista Ballena Hotel

Pancito Cafe 6th Anniversary

Clients, Friends, and neighbors gathered at the Plaza de los Delfines, located at the entrance of Ojochal, Costa Ballena, Costa Rica, in order to celebrate the sixth anniversary…

Read More…

Comments Off on Pancito Cafe 6th Anniversary

The Ferocious Skull Cave

The Ferocious Skull Cave at Ventanas Beach ~ by Rachel Wyrostek From Piñuelas beach, passing Playa Ventanas Beach and south to Tortuga beach, this coast is dotted with…

Read More…

Comments Off on The Ferocious Skull Cave

Yoga Philosophy ~ Part IV ~ Hatha Yoga

Yoga Philosophy ~ Part IV ~ Hatha Yoga ~ by Pilar Salazar In my last article, I discussed the branches of yoga that differ from the practice as…

Read More…

Comments Off on Yoga Philosophy ~ Part IV ~ Hatha Yoga

Be Aware, Not Afraid

~ by Benjamin Rutherford Paradise, “Pura Vida”, and “tuanis” are just a few of…

Read More…

Comments Off on Be Aware, Not Afraid

Pura Vida Through Clean Water

~ by Liz Bohne, E.I.T. Global Water Stewardship is a non-profit organization that, by…

Read More…

Comments Off on Pura Vida Through Clean Water

Geckos

~ by Cesar Barrio Amorós On this amazing coast in which we have decided…

Read More…

Comments Off on Geckos

“The Why We Do The Things We Do”

~ by Shawnell Parker Everybody likes quizzes, right? Test your DAWG knowledge. What percentage…

Read More…

Comments Off on “The Why We Do The Things We Do”

Life in 14th Century Paradise

~ by Susan Atkinson I would think the readers would be interested in learning…

Read More…

Comments Off on Life in 14th Century Paradise

The Porcupine

~ by Mike Graeber A word that strikes fear into dog owners everywhere. If…

Read More…

Comments Off on The Porcupine