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Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica Travel Guide
Costa Ballena is the place where the forest meets the South Pacific Ocean in the Osa Canton.
It comprises the area from the Barú River, crossing the bridge at
Dominical all the way to the mouth of the Térraba River in Coronado.
The following small towns belong to the area:
Dominical – Dominicalito – Hermosa Beach – San Josecito – Uvita - Bahía
La Union – Ballena – Ojochal – Punta Mala and Coronado.
Visit Uvita Beach at Marino Ballena National Park the famous Whale’s Tail,
with a length of about 2296 feet and a width of 820 feet,
it is the world’s third-largest sandbank. During the low tide, you can walk to its very end.
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Kayak Tour through the Mangroves
Recently, I had the unique opportunity to go on a Kayak tour through the mangroves in the river Terraba.
Dealing with Disappointment
The gift of disappointment brings us into reality so we don’t get stuck in how things might have been.
You want to stay safe during your holidays in Costa Rica? Adhere to the following rules, then nothing more can happen.
Magic Hands Spa
In addition to the improvement in lifestyle that comes from living in an environment surrounded by nature, beaches, and friendly people, you can also enjoy a good massage offered by Magic Hands Spa.
Looking Back – Inventions in the Feline World
It may be interesting to know a little background of a couple of feline advances over the years in North America.
Birds Fly in a V
Like birds flying in a “V,” when we feel the presence of others moving alongside us, there is little we cannot accomplish
Mission: Saving Dogs and Cats
hanks to our volunteers, donors, and supporters, through the years, we have been able to help many dogs and cats in our Costa Ballena region with community outreach, spay-neuter clinics, rehabilitation, sheltering, and adoptions into loving homes.
Fractional plasma is a skin rejuvenation treatment used to improve various skin conditions. Dr. Monica Alfaro tells us more.
Why is there no MLS in Costa Rica?
When searching for their perfect bit of real estate in Costa Rica, many potential buyers need to contact several realtors to get an accurate view of the available properties. Many companies have tried to create an official Costa Rica MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
UVITA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Now is the perfect time to head to the Uvita Community Library and get a great book to read!
The Magic Moon and the Plants
The moon is a mirror that reflects the sunlight which causes variations in the behavior of the plants. Farmers know that lunar phases influence the movement of plant sap, germination and growth.
The images wouldn’t have won any awards, but they were good enough to identify the bird as a Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis). The species wasn’t seen again until November 2022, ten years later.
The Coastal Challenge
The Coastal Challenge (05-10 February), one of the world’s most grueling, scenic, and exciting long-distance stage races, takes place in our backyard – showcasing the area’s rich biodiversity, stunning scenery, and unspoiled beaches.
Turmeric works best in conjunction with fat and black pepper. You can also buy it capsulated at the pharmacy, but I prefer it fresh from the farmers market or from my own garden, where it grows and thrives.
The Moon, Part 1
Something subtle yet magical about the Moon makes us wonder and marvel at its presence. The Moon in astrology represents our emotions and how we process them, our ancestry and our past, the subconscious and deeper aspects of our psyche.
Boruca: Baile de los Diablitos 2023
We went to the annual Baile De Los Diablitos of the indigenous tribe of the South Pacific in Costa Rica: the Boruca. Marie takes you on the journey.
How to Cross the Border
Some of us need to cross the border in order to be able to stay in Costa Rica. It’s more straightforward than it sounds in the first place.
Give your pineapple a second life and DO THE TWIST…
Pineapples are easy to get and served on many occasions. But let’s first focus on the facts – some of them sadly will leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Coco from the Vegan Pirates tells us a short story about pineapples in Costa Rica.
Don’t let your Neighbors go Hungry Tonight!
The Family Support Center of Ojochal cares about families distress and hungry children. And they have some ideas how you can help as well!
ITCZ – Intertropical Convergence Zone
It sneakily snakes her soggy way around the globe, bringing storms, floods, mudslides, misery and also, life-giving rains and reprieve to many areas around the tropical and sub-tropical world. This is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
How to stay and experience Uvita
Lara Klüter used every minute in Uvita, since she came here as a trainee for Ballena Tales. She knows where to go, what to eat and what you definetly shouldn´t miss, when you come to Uvita!
Welcome to Dominical, your surf dream!
Dominical is the gateway to Osa, Costa Rica’s southern pacific. Crossing the bridge over the Baru opens a portal to an alternate universe of fun and excitement. Especially surfing brings attention to Dominical.
How to build your house and not die trying
Jose Guillen knows how to build houses. What´s his most important learning after being an architect for years? Let´s talk about it!
DISCOVER THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Costa Ballena includes the three towns Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal.
They have much to offer, from yoga retreats, surfing competitions, and culinary events to a nature walk in the jungle. The tropical climate of the South Pacific of Costa Rica and the happiness of its people make the great atmosphere in bars and restaurants to enjoy a good meal, a cold beer, and generally a pleasant evening.
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The South Pacific paradise of Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Ballena Tales is always there to help. Whether it's finding transportation or a good spa in the area, we know how to reach them or where to find them! By browsing through our Services Section, you can learn more about the services Costa Ballena offers. READ MORE:
Costa Ballena offers you the best surfing conditions: Sunshine almost every day, big waves, and a laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle. Dominical has specially developed into a real surfers' paradise.
The tides chart is one of the favorite pages of our visitors. It is essential to know the ideal time to visit the whale tail at the Marino Ballena National Park, and also useful for lovers of sports fishing and surfing. READ MORE: