Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide, South Pacific Costa Rica Issue #55

Costa Ballena General Services, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica

Ballena Tales is always there to help. Whether it's finding transportation or a good spa in the area, we know how to reach them or where to find them! Learn more about the services Costa Ballena has to offer by browsing through our Services Section.

If you happen to be looking for Important Phone Numbers, we have that too!

If you happen to be looking for bus schedules, we have that too!

Medical Care and Health

Personal Wellness

Transport, car rentals, repairs

Real Estate

Educational Services

Food and Beverages

Architects & Construction

Legal and Insurance Services

Home Care and Landscaping

Weddings & Catering

Pet Care

Technology and Logistic

Shopping and Artisanal Boutiques

Information Centers & Tour Operators


Important Telephone Numbers for Costa Ballena


Cortes 2788-8030
Dominical 2787-0406 
Dominical Check Point 2787-0406 
Jaco 2643-1631
Matapalo 2787-5312
Ojochal 2786-5661
Palmar Sur 2786-6320
Platanillo 2772-3582
Puerto Jimenez 2735-5114
Quepos 2777-0196
San Isidro 2771-3447
Southern Zone 2787-0369/8811-9043
Uvita 2743-8385
Tourist 2267-8014

Bus Schedules

Important Telephone Numbers for Costa Ballena

Transit police

Jaco 2643-1654
National 2222-9245
Palmar 2786-7824
Quepos 2777-0329
San Isidro 2771-3313

INS accidentes

800 800 8000

INS asistencia carretera

800 800 8001

Municipalidad de Osa

+506 2782 0000

Emergency phone numbers


Golfito 2775-0260
Palmar Norte 2786-6283
Quepos 2777-0308
San Isidro 2771-0333

Alcohólicos anónimos

Alcohólicos anónimos español 8685 9395 / 8824 1840
Alcoholics anonymous English 8634 6495

Airports Phone Numbers

See Service Page Section "Transportation and Car rental".

Ballena medical services See Service Page Section "Medical Care"

Bus services: See Service Page Section "Transportation and Car rental"

Emergency phone numbers

24hr Clinic (S.I.) 2772-7070/2772-6060
ASANA 2787-0254
Accident Reports 800-TRANSIT
Vets: See Service Page Section "Pet Care"
Dentists:  See Service Page Section "Medical Care"

Help For People Robbed 2289-1486

ICE Cortés 2788 8166
ICE Información 1113
ICE International Operator 1116
ICE Averías/problems with Phone Line 1193
ICE Dominical 2787 0123
ICE Uvita 2002 5661
ICE Electricity 24 hours 2771 5126
ICE Phone 1119

Dominical Lifeguards:  2787 0310

Taxi: See Service Page Section "Transportation and Car rental"

Embassies Phone numbers

Argentina 2234-6520
Belgium 2225-6255
Bolivia 2296-3747
Brazil 8383-1904
Britain 2258-2025
Canada 2242-4400
Chile 2280-0037
Columbia 2283-6871
Cuba 2291-1604
Czech Republic 2296-5671
Dominican Republic 2280-4968
Ecuador 2232-1503

El Salvador 2257-7855
France 2234-4167
Germany 2290-9091
Greece 2552-2070
Guatemala 2220-1297
Holland 2296-1490
Honduras 2231-1642
Israel 2221-6011
Italy 2234-2326
Jamaica 2250-6804
Japan 2232-1255
Korea 2220-3160
Mexico 2257-0633

Nicaragua 2234-9885
Panama 2280-1570
Paraguay 2234-2932
Peru 2225-9145
Poland 2234-6024
Russia 2256-9181
Spain 2222-1933
Sweden 2232-8549
Switzerland 2221-4829
United States 2519-2000
Emergencies/After hours 2220-3127
Uruguay 2253-2755
Venezuela 2234-0728

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Comprehensive Magazine #79, South Pacific Costa Rica

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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Mora & Valdez Dentistry


The road to defining that vision was long, but they finally succeeded. Mora & Valdez Dentistry, located in Vita Plaza, is the result of a new dental clinic. The feeling of being in a place intimately connected with nature that your eyes can appreciate leaves you speechless, and this experience makes us different.

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The implementation of Ballena Tales Magazine strategy, which includes the digital and printed expression of the magazine, has achieved positioning in search engines such as Google. Keywords are restaurants, hotels, real estate, yoga, car rental, catering. weddings, doctors, dentists, ophthalmologists, schools, lawyers, accountants, welfare, and others.

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Costarrican Banknotes are Beautiful

Continuing with our series of Costarrican banknotes, the blue 2,000 colones features Mauro Fernández Acuña. On the reverse side are contributions from the Coral Reef: the Bull shark, Red Cushion Sea Star, and the Slimy Sea Plume! The 2,000 colones note is slightly larger than the 1,000.

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Guide to Healthy Living in Costa Rica

I do care a lot about my health and my family’s health. It is important to me that we all feel our best to manifest our best attitude and ability. Living in Costa Rica, I am surrounded by people who naturally want to feel better, too. We each have our ideas on how we can feel like the best version of ourselves, but they mostly revolve around the following precepts of everyday life in Costa Rica: Growing food, Daily exercise,
Skipping the stress, Raising children in Costa Rica in a simpler way

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KURA^DENKA, the Footprint of the Jaguar

Melvin González Rojas (Kamel), alias KURA^DENKA, is a member of the Boruca community and the Commission for the Heritage of these indigenous peoples. He is a notable artist who stands out for his masterful carvings and his expressive and colorful paintings. He is a Boruca Major’s son who was a prominent educator, painter, and mask sculptor. Kamel has participated in different exhibitions, including the Art and Theater Festivals, the Festival de las Spheres, the National Theater, the Costa Rican Art Museum, and the Expotural in Madrid, Spain.

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La Palapa Restaurant


LA PALAPA RESTAURANT Guillermo Saenz, alias Memo, is Chef at “La Palapa Restaurant”, Hotel Cuna del Ángel. Chef Memo has a long history as a gastronome, trained in Spain and Italy. He worked for several […]

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Everyone Has A Story

Everyone Has A Story – In 2012, one of my yoga students invited me to join her for an upcoming retreat she had planned. She was in a difficult position because her “Exercise Person” couldn’t join her, and she wanted me to go to complete her team. I asked her when and where this retreat would be happening. She replied, “Next week, in Costa Rica.”

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Much like our summer and winter seasons change, the seasons of big surf also changes. The summer months of hot sunny days are gone for now, and a more wet, stormy, and cooler season brings more gifts. Many refer to this wet season as “the green season.” As a surfer, I refer to it as “ the surf season.”

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Blue Morpho Property Management

Blue Morpho Property Management

There is a new Property Management company in town, located at the only recently inaugurated state-of-the-art Plaza Solo Bueno in Dominical. Blue Morpho covers property management services, concierge services, vacation, and long-term rental opportunities.

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Rafael Steyners was born in the land of the famous “Guajira Guantanamera”, in the picturesque valley of the city of Guantánamo, located in the Province of Guantánamo south of the Caimán Dormido, the beautiful island of Cuba.
At the age of three, Rafael danced and sang to the sound of a portable radio. His mother smiled when she saw him but she never gave it much importance, since another plan was in the works since then. She would rather see him become a doctor than an artist from stage to stage.

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