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Costa Ballena: Jungle Bonsai

When you think of Bonsai, you probably imagine a small pine or conifer, with a gorgeously twisted and gnarled trunk, and windswept branches or maybe a Japanese maple with red leaves, majestically rendered in miniature. The truth is that just about any shrub or tree with a woody stem can be used in the art […]

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Security: Bonfires at the Beach?

After a busy year of 2018, summer and the holidays have arrived, along with days of sightseeing and rest. The canton of Osa and specifically, the district of Bahia Ballena is one of the most visited sectors by national and international tourism. The Ballena Marine National Park (PNMB) offers exuberant natural wealth, marine life, scenic […]

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Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

I never cease to be amazed by the leaf-cutter ants. The most common species of tropical insects in Costa Ballena is Atta cephalotes, and it has been accomplishing some truly astounding feats for millions of years. Let’s have a look at a few. Leaf-cutting ants harvest around 15% of all the green matter produced by […]

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White faced monkey: Research concluded!

Alice is a fifty-five-year-old French lady who has traveled a lot in the company of her husband. When they visited Costa Rica it was “love at first sight.” To be sure that it was not a vacation love, they came back several times. “This is where I want to live!” Said Alice after two days […]

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