Author: Dr. Mónica Alfaro –

Bahia Ballena DoctorsIt has been almost 12 years since our first visit to Costa Ballena. We decided to move here and fell in love with the area and the life we have made. My work as a physician, both as a General Practitioner and as a Medical Aesthetic provider, has allowed me to meet hundreds if not thousands of patients over these years, most of whom visit my office regularly.

Hotel Cuna del Angel has been a wonderful place for a medical practice, comfortable, private, and in a beautiful surrounding. I have been able to practice medicine and stay close to the tourism industry, which I had also worked on years ago. Nonetheless, the time has come to allow myself and my practice to grow, as everything in our community is too.

This new phase holds many new opportunities at our new facility at Plaza Ventanas where we will broaden the services offered South of Uvita. for providing better services to my patients and meeting new ones. This newly renovated shopping and commercial center allow me to offer a larger, more comfortable environment for my patients with the possibility of new services soon.

A full-on office with the waiting room, an office, and a separate procedure room, all areas air-conditioned, I am sure will help you feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and cared for. Parking right in front of the office and wheelchair access are also benefits of this new space and many additional services offered at Plaza Ventanas like a Farmacia Plaza Ventanas, two restaurants, a boutique, dental services, lawyers, real estate, and many more.

Platelet-rich plasma

My General Practice covers follow-up of chronic health issues, weight loss, skin checks, PAP smears, assistance in arranging appointments with different specialists for surgery or other specialized procedures.
Minor surgical procedures for diagnosing and treating skin lesions, skin tag removal, bloodwork, spider vein sclerotherapy are also among the most common services offered.

Among the rejuvenation services, you can find treatment for all your needs skin laxity, spots, visible pores, acne, scars, uneven texture or tone, volume loss, hair loss, and, of course, wrinkles. Even tightening or lifting the eyelids or rejuvenating the contour of the mouth with Plasmage or plasma energy-based therapy. Treatments include botulinum toxin type A; dermal fillers like hyaluronic acid or even fat grafting or injections to the face, the hands, the chest, the earlobes; augmentation or definition of the lips; Dermapen and fractional dermabrasion as collagen induction therapy; chemical peels; radiofrequency; platelet-rich plasma; PDO threads; among others.

Some additional services are Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery consultations and minor procedures with Dr. Miguel Alfaro, a renowned Costa Rican Plastic Surgeon. He visits the office a few times a year.

Ballena Tales Comprehensive Magazine #79

Comprehensive Magazine #79, South Pacific Costa Rica

Ballena Tales is an essential guide and digital comprehensive magazine for travelers, residents, and investors covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is a fully bilingual, bi-monthly, and full-color digital magazine. 

The magazine introduces the reader to the life of the local community, with interviews of pioneers, writers, and artists, as well as extensive information on restaurants, hotels, experiences, natural attractions, and wildlife of the South Pacific of Costa Rica.

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Mora & Valdez Dentistry


The road to defining that vision was long, but they finally succeeded. Mora & Valdez Dentistry, located in Vita Plaza, is the result of a new dental clinic. The feeling of being in a place intimately connected with nature that your eyes can appreciate leaves you speechless, and this experience makes us different.

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Ballena Tales Magazine


The implementation of Ballena Tales Magazine strategy, which includes the digital and printed expression of the magazine, has achieved positioning in search engines such as Google. Keywords are restaurants, hotels, real estate, yoga, car rental, catering. weddings, doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists, schools, lawyers, accountants, welfare, and others.

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Costarrican Banknotes are Beautiful

Continuing with our series of Costarrican banknotes, the blue 2,000 colones features Mauro Fernández Acuña. On the reverse side are contributions from the Coral Reef: the Bull shark, Red Cushion Sea Star, and the Slimy Sea Plume! The 2,000 colones note is slightly larger than the 1,000.

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Guide to Healthy Living in Costa Rica

I do care a lot about my health and my family’s health. It is important to me that we all feel our best to manifest our best attitude and ability. Living in Costa Rica, I am surrounded by people who naturally want to feel better, too. We each have our ideas on how we can feel like the best version of ourselves, but they mostly revolve around the following precepts of everyday life in Costa Rica: Growing food, Daily exercise,
Skipping the stress, Raising children in Costa Rica in a simpler way

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KURA^DENKA, the Footprint of the Jaguar

Melvin González Rojas (Kamel), alias KURA^DENKA, is a member of the Boruca community and the Commission for the Heritage of these indigenous peoples. He is a notable artist who stands out for his masterful carvings and his expressive and colorful paintings. He is a Boruca Major’s son who was a prominent educator, painter, and mask sculptor. Kamel has participated in different exhibitions, including the Art and Theater Festivals, the Festival de las Spheres, the National Theater, the Costa Rican Art Museum, and the Expotural in Madrid, Spain.

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La Palapa Restaurant


LA PALAPA RESTAURANT Guillermo Saenz, alias Memo, is Chef at “La Palapa Restaurant”, Hotel Cuna del Ángel. Chef Memo has a long history as a gastronome, trained in Spain and Italy. He worked for several […]

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Everyone Has A Story

Everyone Has A Story – In 2012, one of my yoga students invited me to join her for an upcoming retreat she had planned. She was in a difficult position because her “Exercise Person” couldn’t join her, and she wanted me to go to complete her team. I asked her when and where this retreat would be happening. She replied, “Next week, in Costa Rica.”

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Much like our summer and winter seasons change, the seasons of big surf also changes. The summer months of hot sunny days are gone for now, and a more wet, stormy, and cooler season brings more gifts. Many refer to this wet season as “the green season.” As a surfer, I refer to it as “ the surf season.”

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Blue Morpho Property Management

Blue Morpho Property Management

There is a new Property Management company in town, located at the only recently inaugurated state-of-the-art Plaza Solo Bueno in Dominical. Blue Morpho covers property management services, concierge services, vacation, and long-term rental opportunities.

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Rafael Steyners was born in the land of the famous “Guajira Guantanamera”, in the picturesque valley of the city of Guantánamo, located in the Province of Guantánamo south of the Caimán Dormido, the beautiful island of Cuba.
At the age of three, Rafael danced and sang to the sound of a portable radio. His mother smiled when she saw him but she never gave it much importance, since another plan was in the works since then. She would rather see him become a doctor than an artist from stage to stage.

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Body Revitalization Center


Do you feel stress about the circumstances in your life or the world that surrounds you?
Do you have nagging physical symptoms?
Are you looking to reconnect and relax?
The Body Revitalization Center is here to help!

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