South Pacífic Costa Rica Magazine and Travel Guide, Issue #59
We have selected so many delicious pieces of writing for you, which will make it difficult to choose which one to read first. So enjoy! Our summer is in full fruition presenting a thousand interesting things to do apart from hanging out at the beach. Stay off the Rocks– important advice on page 36. Would you like to count bird species for the Global Big Day (page 10)? Perhaps you’d like to join the upcoming Holistic Fruit Festival at the Barú Waterfalls (page 20).
Visit the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and if you´re lucky you can meet Frida – our owl monkey and involuntary expat, who now happily lives at the refuge. Read her story on page 34.
Be careful though, Cupid is around looking for suitable individuals to shoot with his arrows. On page 38, see what can happen once you are under his spell.
David´s rustic Coco tours will show you how to make the precious coconut oil and milk. He’s in Bahía just around the corner (page 45.) For beer lovers, there is a Festival coming up at the end of March, organized by the local Whale Tale brewery. If you love farmers markets, visit El Mercado in Bahía every Wednesday.
Would you like to learn more about Cosmovision? Read the article about Saúl, one of the most outstanding indigenous artists in Costa Rica (page 66.) The yearly Spheres Festival is celebrated in Palmar Sur. Admire as well the famous 84 locomotive, a steam engine, the heritage of the United Fruit Company. It was used to transport bananas and is represented by young graphite artist Mauricio (page 80).
So, pick your interest and go for it. Everywhere, you will find kind and joyful people who would love to share their knowledge with you.
In our all comprehensive webpage, you will find more ideas on what to do and where to go.
No excuse to stay at home or at your hotel, enjoy Costa Ballena!
Dagmar Reinhard, Editor
Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide