Free Digital Magazine in Costa Rica #88

Dear readers,

The year 2023 has arrived, and life continues serenely in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. This summer, many of us enjoyed the spectacular full moon in January and the nights studded with stars.

According to Amanda Ellis (2023 World Predictions), this will be a year full of changes for which she advises: "Keep the strength, especially through the ionic vibration of the ocean-atmosphere and the energy of the jungle." 2023 is forecast as a great year, and it is about feelings, including some disappointment from time to time. Learn to deal with these challenging times. If there are ideas you need to share with the world, go ahead and create!

Digital Magazine 87, Canopy Hacienda Baru

Our paradise attracts more and more people who flee the daily life of the big cities to settle in this beautiful place experiencing significant urban growth.

Hundreds of native Costa Rican bird species live with us and others on their journey to warmer fields. We also enjoy exceptional fauna and flora, but this ecosystem is fragile.

We must protect it from continuing to enjoy the positive energy from the forest and the ocean. Dear reader, if you visit us or are already part of the Costa Ballena community, contribute your grain of sand to protect our forests, flora, fauna, rivers, and beaches from contamination.

Digital Magazine 88, Enjoy Osa Kayak Tour

In this issue #88, you will find articles about the phases of the moon and their influence on living beings. Our regular contributor Jack Ewing writes about a new species of bird inhabiting our place: the Blue Ibis. One of the German volunteers, collaborators of Ballena Tales, narrates her experience enjoying a fantastic kayak tour through the Térraba mangroves.

Digital Magazine 88, Coastal Challenge

In our community, there are inspiring and fascinating stories of neighbors. Ben Bodzak from We Sell Paradise has been participating in one of the toughest races in the world for many years: The Coastal Challenge. It will be 227 kilometers through the Costa Rican South Pacific jungles, long sandy beaches, mountains, and rivers. The Coastal Challenge is madness that every trail runner will never forget.

And then Boruca, with its New Year's Eve Dances of the Little Devils, had the most incredible display of masks, costumes, creativity, and joy.

Pura Vida!

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

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This was the last editorial written by our Founder and beloved Dagmar. Thank you very much for your voices of encouragement in these difficult circumstances. We are certainly dismayed by the event. It is a harsh void to fill, and all the support of friends and clients will be critical to continue moving forward.

Ballena Tales is an essential free digital magazine in Costa Rica, valid 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.

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Le French Cafe

The French Cafe offers a great variety of classic French cuisine, like a croque monsieur or different tartes that can be eaten while having a glass of French wine in hand.

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The Teslito Initiative Author: The GoFundMe Initiative Pepe Lopez is a young man who cares deeply about his community. It is immediately apparent that his heart beats for Dominicalito’s children and that he dedicates his […]

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HeaLynn Essentials

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