Ballena Tales #80. 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.
Now we have a lot to celebrate, aren’t these the most amazing colorful birds crossing our skies again? The Ara Macaws are back, thanks to a woman who isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty. You can win a $100 gift voucher if you tell Osa Tropical Properties what the Animal Avatar most appeals to you.
Best wishes to the recently-inaugurated Body Revitalization Institute in Dominical! It has a comprehensive program of healing alternatives to ease your discomfort. The Eco Feria has reopened its doors, inviting people to make conscious decisions about living in the countryside and supporting the local economy.
On our way South, we stop at Playa Hermosa, Osa’s first accessible beach for wheelchair drivers enabling the enjoyment of the warm waters of the South Pacific to people with disabilities.
After 4 km, we arrive at Uvita, considered the capital of Costa Ballena, a town that has it all, right in the middle of the most incredible surroundings of the mountains and the ocean.
Read the heartwarming story about 100 stray dogs flown out to Canada to find a loving home. Don Gilberth tells his story of how he became a well-educated bilingual owner of a magnificent van who has a passion for excellence.
If your passion is for delicious food, take part in the upcoming Costa muy Rica events at Citrus in Ojochal.
You will have noticed that our design has improved, and we can now insert videos into our online publications, a service we make available to our customers.
Enjoy the ride and live the Pura Vida!
Dagmar Reinhard, Editor
Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
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.
The Fishermen Author: Karolina Magdalena Living in Dominicalito on the beach with fishermen has been so much different from living in Dominical or Uvita. Not speaking Spanish was no longer an option–my Tico neighbors insisted, […]
The French Cafe offers a great variety of classic French cuisine, like a croque monsieur or different tartes that can be eaten while having a glass of French wine in hand.
The Teslito Initiative Author: The GoFundMe Initiative Pepe Lopez is a young man who cares deeply about his community. It is immediately apparent that his heart beats for Dominicalito’s children and that he dedicates his […]
Those who choose fishing as an antidote to heart attacks, obesity, depression, and even depression will live to be 100 years old.
HeaLynn Essentials Author: Pura Bee Amor We, Carlos Guadamuz & Heather Sanden, are grateful to be a part of this Ballena Tales issue and to share our bee love with you! We do this through […]
Costa Ballena lifeguards program Author: Brad Dean Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. They are also some of the deadliest. Each year, on average, 50 people drown from the […]
Our intuition hides behind different words. Its language expands to many other forms present in our daily lives,
Traveling with Kids in Costa Rica Author: Cate Gilmour My name is Cate Gilmour. I was born in the Philippines, raised in Dubai, and lived the big city lifestyle in Hong Kong and Singapore before moving […]
How to lose a customer in only 3 months Author: J. Guillen. In three months you can lose as many customers as you had generated over the last 1 -2 years. Generally, in our activity, […]
Guardians Of The Osa Author: Brad Dean We are all defenders, protectors, and temporary keepers of this sacred land we call home, whether we know it or not. And with that tremendous responsibility, it’s important […]
Lost in Paradise Author: Marie Kasseroler There are two things you need to know about Germans. First, they love their rules. If you’re late or go through a red light – God forbid! – you […]
Never Shake Hands With a Sloth Author: Jack Ewing Everybody who visits Hacienda Barú wants to see a sloth, and their first sighting is always an unforgettable experience. Mine was probably more unforgettable than most. […]
What to do, Where to eat and Where to stay…
- Activities and Tours
- Whale Watching Tour
- Natural Attractions
- Marino Ballena National Park
- Hotels and Accommodations