Ballena Tales #87,  South Pacific of Costa Rica Free Digital Magazine 

Dear reader,

We warmly welcome You, our advertisers, and the Non-Profit Organizations that Ballena Tales supports.

Special appreciation and compliments go out to our bilingual collaborators, dedicated writers, and professional photographers. Our editorial team wishes you unforgettable holidays and a New Year 2023 Pura-Vida.

Have you ever wondered what the Essence of South Pacific Costa Rica is? Is it the sunsets, the beaches, the nature, the wildlife, its friendly people? Surely you will add some interesting features. Now, you will also learn about a Natural Park open to all who want to immerse themselves in a jungle region home to unique wildlife.

Good times await you in Costa Ballena, a lot of fun and action. Costa Ballena's greatest gifts are going for a walk or cycling through nature, the mountains, passing a stream of fresh crystalline waters, a morpho butterfly that opens its royal blue wings just when you pass by, or being near the ever-changing beaches and ocean.

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If you prefer it more relaxed, have a day at your hotel's swimming pool or enjoy a breathtaking view over creation at sunset from one of these vantage points along the coastal highway. Book a tour to explore the marine environment or wildlife, and take a horseback ride along the beach at sunset! At the turn of the year, Boruca celebrates its traditional Little Devil Dances at the height of the Talamanca mountains. It is only a couple of hours away, so it is worth going.

The Festivities and the New Year are just around the corner, and restaurants have a special menus and beautifully decorated environments. It is recommendable to make your reservation in time.

We recommend trying Chef Koko's special recipe to celebrate at home.

Just in case, Uvita showcases a complete state-of-the-art Medical Center with a dentistry clinic, a fully-equipped laboratory, and an urgent care center.

Best wishes, and stay safe; remember, Costa Ballena is pure nature, not Disney Land!


Greetings from all our team!

Dagmar Reinhard, Editor Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
Dagmar Reinhard, Editor
Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide

Ballena Tales is an essential free guide and digital magazine for travelers, residents, and investors covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific 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.

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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The list of cross-border digital services on which the tax rate of 13% value added tax (VAT) must be applied was updated as of November 1st. The new services included in the list are hosting services: Airbnb, Homeaway and Vrbo.

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Oilbird (Steathornis caripensis) 3

Oilbird (Steathornis caripensis)

There are just 11 official records of the Oilbird in Costa Rica, including my report. The spectacular Corcovado National Park was sending me the best birding vibes ever. There is no research about this bird distribution or natural history in the Osa Peninsula.

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Yacht Catch & Relax

The Catch & Relax Yacht

Navigating around the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park is spectacular. Enjoy the rich coastline in search of dolphins or whales, or sneak a stunning sunset from Tulemar Bay is magic.

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