About Ballena Tales Costa Rica Travel Guide and Magazine
Ballena Tales Magazine and Costa Rica Travel Guide operates from Uvita in Costa Ballena and sees itself as a connector between companies in Costa Ballena, OSA, and the South Pacific zone, the rest of Costa Rica and the world.
We are a multi-lingual and multi-professional team. We are proud of the stable and lasting relationship between Ballena Tales and our partners. Ballena Tales collaborates with national and international humanitarian and environmental groups.
Ballena Tales Magazine and Costa Rica Travel Guide - Overview
In 2008, BALLENA TALES was established in Uvita (Costa Ballena – Costa Rica). Editor Dagmar Reinhard is a German lady, very much in love with this area of Costa Rica. She´d lived in other South American countries, and fluent in English, Spanish and French, she was able to build excellent relationships of trust and respect with all communities along the coast.
Costa Rican and foreign alike. Ballena Tales is a travel guide and magazine covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is a fully bi-lingual, bimonthly and full color, glossy magazine. The distribution is 18,000 copies a year all along the coast down to Sierpe and even Drake´s Bay, including the Palmar Sur and Quepos airports. The magazine introduces the reader to the local community life, with interviews of pioneers, writers, and artists.
You will find useful information such as tide charts, what to do, events, restaurant and hotel listings. Ballena Tales is very proud of its team of assiduous writers, appealing art design, and satisfied advertisers. Ballena Tales has a 5 Star Rating and 70% repeat customers. Ballena Tales is a free collaborator with the local Chambers of Commerce and Tourism, CAP on Crime, the International Costa Ballena Women´s Network, Escuela Verde and public schools, environmental organizations and other entities. Ballena Tales represents their customers in the South Pacific region at the EXPO OSA (Tourism Show in San Jose). Read our current issue >
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We had to reinvent ourselves during the last year, focusing entirely on a virtual, 100% interactive presence of our bilingual Ballena Tales Comprehensive Magazine. We are achieving great opening numbers (more than 14,000 in the English versión alone), have breached the borders of Costa Rica, and are read by North Americans and Europeans, and surprisingly, many of my German patriots.
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
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.
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 […]
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.”
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.”
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.
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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Most tourists are scared off by the prospect of the rain, even though we have almost guaranteed bright blue skies and sunshine, until at least noon, all year long.
This is the time of year that we are more likely to travel, with less traffic and better deals in hotels, tours, and shopping specials all over the country.
In a town that is quickly becoming a foodie destination, one new restaurant stands out. Tucked quietly behind bustling Uvita center is a hidden gastropub gem called SimbiOsa. Menus and specials are updated frequently by fearless chefs and perfected by the discerning taste of the Canadian owner, Niki Norlock. GastroPub SimbiOsa delivers surprising and unique dishes crafted from high-quality local ingredients with a focus on fusion and artistic expression.
The Tucan Hotel in Uvita has twelve rooms, all with their private bathrooms and most with AC. Prices vary according to the season but are always competitive! The restaurant SimbiOsa is rapidly becoming a local favorite, and every guest gets to enjoy the restaurant as breakfast is included in the room’s price. The common areas are spacious and allow guests to relax even when it pours outside. You can usually find the owners, Pierre & Sara working hard on a new project in the space as they cannot rest until the Tucan is a perfect representation of their vision