Costa Ballena. Osa, South Pacific, Costa Rica

A World of Light and Color!

Costa Ballena is the place where the forest meets the South Pacific Ocean in the Osa Canton. It comprises the area from the Barú River, crossing the bridge at Dominical all the way to the mouth of Térraba River in Coronado. The following small towns belong to the area: DominicalDominicalito – Hermosa Beach – San Josecito – Uvita - Bahía – La Union – BallenaOjochal – Punta Mala and Coronado.

 

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Costa Ballena Map

How to get to Costa Ballena?

From San José, take Route 27 towards Orotina, pay attention to the exit to Jaco – Tárcoles, carry on to Parrita and Quepos, and follow the new Coastal Highway (Route 34) to Dominical. Travel time: about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Alternatively, from San José, take Cerro de la Muerte (Route 2), to San Isidro and then take route 234 to Dominical. Travel time: about 4 hours and 30 minutes.

From Palmar go North on the Coastal Highway.

Nearest airports: Quepos and Palmar Sur.

TRACOPA buses, on their way from San José to the Panamanian border, make a stop in Uvita. Travel time: about 3 hours 30 minutes.

Visit Marino Ballena,National Park. The famous Whale’s Tail is located at Playa Uvita with a length of about 2296 feet and a width of 820 feet, it is the world’s largest sandbank. During the low tide, you can walk to its very end. 

The Park is open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm every day, the entrance fee is CRC 1000 for nationals or residents and $ 6 for foreigners. THIS ENTRANCE ALLOWS YOU TO VISIT ALL PARK BEACHES ON THE SAME DAY. 

The park is fortunate to receive two annual migrations of whales, the Humpback Whale of the North visits the South Pacific Coast from December to March and the humpback whale of the South begins migration in July which ends in October.

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Mission: Saving Dogs and Cats 1

Mission: Saving Dogs and Cats

hanks to our volunteers, donors, and supporters, through the years, we have been able to help many dogs and cats in our Costa Ballena region with community outreach, spay-neuter clinics, rehabilitation, sheltering, and adoptions into loving homes.

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Why is there no MLS in Costa Rica?

When searching for their perfect bit of real estate in Costa Rica, many potential buyers need to contact several realtors to get an accurate view of the available properties. Many companies have tried to create an official Costa Rica MLS (Multiple Listing Service).

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The Magic Moon and the Plants

The moon is a mirror that reflects the sunlight which causes variations in the behavior of the plants. Farmers know that lunar phases influence the movement of plant sap, germination and growth.

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Green Ibis

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.

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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.

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Tumeric

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.

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The Moon, Part 1

Something subtle yet magical about the Moon makes us wonder and marvel at its presence. The Moon in astrology represents our emotions and how we process them, our ancestry and our past, the subconscious and deeper aspects of our psyche.

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Innertropische Konvergenzzone (ITKZ)

ITCZ – Intertropical Convergence Zone

It sneakily snakes her soggy way around the globe, bringing storms, floods, mudslides, misery and also, life-giving rains and reprieve to many areas around the tropical and sub-tropical world. This is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 

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What to do, Where to eat and Where to stay…

South Pacific Costa Rica Beaches,  Marino Ballena National Park

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Email: carlos@ballenatales.com
Phone: +(506) 8946 7134

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