Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica

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: DominicalDominicalito – Hermosa Beach – San Josecito – Uvita – Bahía – La Union – BallenaOjochal – 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.

Ballena Tales is a Magazine & Travel Guide. Everything you need to know about Costa Ballena and Osa in the South Pacific of Costa Rica can be found here. From tides chart, discovering Local artists under Art & Culture to finding a Hotels in Osa, check out Tourism & Entertainment, we are here to lend you a hand.

Discover the wonders of Costa Ballena and keep browsing to find all you’ll need to know about your Costa Rica vacations in the South Pacific Region. 

Revista Ballena. Bicentennial of Independence

Comprehensive Magazine #80, South Pacific Costa Rica, Bicentennial of Independence

Congratulations to Costa Rica on its Bicentennial of Independence! From its foundation in 1821, a guideline for conduct determined that Costa Rica “recognizes and respects civil liberties, property, and other legitimate national rights of every person and any state or nation.” The country
has proven that it can live in peace, freely and democratically, even with limited economic resources and facing significant challenges while respecting the environment.

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Oda

Ode to the woman that colored our sky

Ode to the woman that colored our sky In 2014 the non-governmental organization ASOMACAO, started a reintroduction program for scarlet macaws (Ara macao) at the private property of Gaia Hotel and Land reserve in Manuel […]

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Privat Transporteur

Private Transport

Passion for Excellence – Private Transport AUTHOR: Dagmar Reinhard Gilberth Eliécer Villegas Ureña is a native of Coto Brus, the canton in the mountains at the southern tip of Costa Rica. At 18, he was […]

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Leben

At the age of 66, that’s when life begins!

Life: The band took a short break. Now the strings of the Casal quartet sound again and put all their skills to the test. Guests of the Hotel Cristal Ballena listen to the sounds of the musicians against the impressive backdrop; ocean and mountains surround the phenomenal atmosphere of the hotel.

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Luxury Home Tax Reform Project 2

Luxury Home Tax Reform Project

Luxury Home Tax Reform Project Author: Mauro Esquivel A. The Ministry of Finance expects a prompt legislative discussion of the bill that reforms the solidarity tax to strengthen housing programs (ISO), popularly known as the […]

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Botox

Botox Author: Dra. Mónica Alfaro Boulinum toxin type A (Botox Ò, Nabota) is a relaxing protein or a substance produced by Clostridium botulinum that has different medical and aesthetic uses. This protein relaxes the contraction […]

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The Wahoo Are Biting! 4

The Wahoo Are Biting!

The Wahoo Are Biting! AUTHOR: Captain Willy Atencio Hello from beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica. Presently, it is one of my favorite times of the year as the temperatures begin to cool off and the […]

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Surf School

Dominical Surf School

When I visit Dominical, one of my favorite people to see in town or the water is Debbie Zec., owner of Dominical Surf School I have known her since she was nine years old, and in that time, I’ve seen her grow into an outstanding woman and member of the Costa Ballena community.

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Cocos Island: the Coral Museum 5

Cocos Island: the Coral Museum

Coco Island: the coral museum Author: Laura Vanopdenbosch Last April 2021, two members of the Innoceana team had the opportunity to go for one month on Cocos Island as researchers to start a 3D project […]

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Look Good, Bahia Ballena Doctors

#LookGood and #FeelGood

#LookGood and #FeelGood Prof. Dr. Monica Alfaro Escalante Feeling good and looking good are both very important. Helping people #LookGood and #FeelGood is a very satisfactory line of work. Many people seek consultation because of […]

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Restaurante Citrus - Costa muy rica

Restaurante Citrus – Costa muy Rica

RESTAURANTE CITRUS – COSTA MUY RICA If you believed that Costa Rican cuisine is made up of rice and beans, then chef Marcella Marciano and her collaborators, chefs Fabián Barrantes and Jose Calderón, managed to […]

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Tips for protecting your home

PROTECTING YOUR HOME DURING THE RAINY SEASON

Tips for protecting your home: Gutters must be cleaned. Make sure your landscaper is doing that during every visit (minimum twice per month), especially during the rainy season. Water mitigation starts with landscaping. Take care when changing the landscaping of a property – especially if you want to change slopes/grades. Don’t plant trees too close to your home. If they are already planted, make sure the limbs are cut back to decrease the probability of debris falling onto the roof. 

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The delicious Pancito Café in Ojochal 8

The delicious Pancito Café in Ojochal

The delicious Pancito Café in Ojochal Author: Dagmar Reinhard Philippe and Mireille, owners of Pancito Cafe, are well known in Ojochal. Early in the morning, delicious aromas emanate from the place, the smell of fresh […]

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DISCOVER THE SOUTH PACIFIC

SAN ISIDRO

DOMINICAL

UVITA

OJOCHAL

SIERPE

GOLFO DULCE


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Costa Ballena includes the three towns DominicalUvita, and Ojochal.
They have much to offer from yoga retreats, surfing competitions, culinary events to nature walks 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 cheerful evening. 
Come and enjoy!

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Costa Ballena offers you the best surfing conditions: Sunshine almost every day, big waves and a laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle. Especially Dominical has developed into a real surfers' paradise.
The tides chart is one of the favorite pages of our visitors. It is important 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.
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The South Pacific paradise of Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the country and can be reached by transportation companies that offer their services.

If traveling to the Peninsula of Osa, Golfito, DominicalUvita, Palmar or Sierpe, on this page you will find relevant information about Transportation, Car Rental & Repair in the South Pacific, bus schedules included.

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