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.
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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 […]
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.
Which Of Costa Rica’s Animal Totems Best Represents You? Author: Alexandra Luty Costa Rica is world-famous for its distinct wildlife, each with its own temperament and preferred way of life. Which of these Costa Rica […]
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 […]
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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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.
Naturalistic vivariums at Parque Reptilandia Sometimes in our exhibits, it can be hard to spot our beloved reptiles and amphibians to show them to our visitors. At Parque Reptilandia, we pride ourselves on the well-being […]
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 […]
#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 […]
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 […]
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