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Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica

Is the place where the forest meets the South Pacific Ocean in the Osa Canton, Costa Rica. It includes the area from the Barú River, crossing the bridge at Dominical all the way to the mouth of Térraba River in Coronado. Visit the Marino Ballena National Park, where the famous Whale tail is located. It has a length of about 2296 feet and a width of 820 feet. It's the world’s third largest sandbar. During low tide, you can walk toward the end.

Ballena Tales Magazine is a travel guide and magazine covering the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica.You will find useful information such as tide charts, what to do, events, restaurants, and hotels in the Costa Ballena, Osa and South Pacific of Costa Rica.



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Events in Costa RicaSome events are added in our  Facebook page at the last minute, so be sure and check the lastest news. If you are traveling from afar, it’s always best to phone in advance, because Pura Vida timing takes over and sometimes events get shifted  at the last minute.

Tide Charts

surf in costa ballenaIf you are coming to Costa Ballena, you should definitely learn to surf. If you are an advanced surfer, well you’re in for a treat. It is an experience like no other, and one of the reasons why Costa Ballena is a very special place.


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If traveling to the Peninsula of Osa, Golfito, Puerto Jimenez, Dominical, Uvita, Palmar or Sierpe, this page will direct you to relevant information about transportation, car rentals and repair in the South Pacific. Bus schedules are also included.