Dominical, Costa Ballena South Pacific Costa Rica, all Natural Beauty and Local Flavor!
Dominical is the gateway and the first beach of Costa Ballena. It has a relaxed atmosphere, and it is well known in the surfing world, a real surfer’s paradise. If you are new to the sport, there are schools that give classes for enthusiasts. Dominical’s beaches have strong currents. Be cautious, and enjoy the ocean, preferably close to the lifeguard station. Other ways to have fun are diving – snorkeling and canopy tours, have a refreshing dip in Poza Azul – a waterfall near Dominicalito, or simply walk along the beach. Local tour operators can provide you with a broad range of activities in the area.
There are accommodations for all budgets and tastes; however, you should call in advance to ensure your stay. Here you will find cybercafes, ATMs, all kinds of businesses, beauty salons and massage rooms, as well as a dance school. With the local artisans you can buy handmade crafts and paintings. Every Friday Dominical celebrates an Eco-Market at the patio of the Patron´s Restaurant. The sunsets are beautiful, either by the riverside or the beach. After witnessing this natural display of beauty, you will be able to enjoy international cuisine or tasty local food. No doubt, the nightlife is, the most exciting aspect of the visit: nightclubs, beach parties, concerts, and live performances are a part of the experience called “pura vida”.
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The images wouldn’t have won any awards, but they were good enough to identify the bird as a Green Ibis (Mesembrinibis cayennensis). The species wasn’t seen again until November 2022, ten years later.
The Coastal Challenge
The Coastal Challenge (05-10 February), one of the world’s most grueling, scenic, and exciting long-distance stage races, takes place in our backyard – showcasing the area’s rich biodiversity, stunning scenery, and unspoiled beaches.
Turmeric works best in conjunction with fat and black pepper. You can also buy it capsulated at the pharmacy, but I prefer it fresh from the farmers market or from my own garden, where it grows and thrives.
The Moon, Part 1
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Boruca: Baile de los Diablitos 2023
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Give your pineapple a second life and DO THE TWIST…
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ITCZ – Intertropical Convergence Zone
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Lara Klüter used every minute in Uvita, since she came here as a trainee for Ballena Tales. She knows where to go, what to eat and what you definetly shouldn´t miss, when you come to Uvita!