Travel Guide and Magazine #74, South Pacific Costa Rica
Dear Reader of Ballena Tales Magazine:
World Tourism Day 2020 will celebrate Rural Development – September 27
This year’s hosts belong to the Mercosur Bloc, which exemplifies the spirit of international solidarity. And for the first time, tourism is focused on providing opportunities outside of the big cities, thus preserving the cultural and natural heritage. This change in perspective comes at a critical moment, functioning as a virtual impulse to attract visitors to southern Costa Rica with its unspoiled landscapes and friendly people.
It will empower rural communities, providing them with jobs and opportunities, allowing them to care for their cultural heritage and unique traditions while protecting habitat and endangered species.
Rural communities are often less prepared to deal with the short and medium-term impacts of a crisis due to lack of opportunities, lower income levels, and the “digital divide.” Tourist activity offers a solution to all these challenges. Tourism is a lifeline that allows rural youth to earn a living without traveling within their country or migrating abroad.
For the first time – Tourism Day 2020 in the South Pacific of Costa Rica – Puerto Cortés
In less than six months, the tiny town of Puerto Cortés has reinvented itself thanks to an incentive from the Chamber of Tourism (CATUOSA). With a titanic effort, neighbors, business people, and friends collaborated with the Municipality of Osa, Judesur, the Corcovado Foundation, and the Free of Single-Use Plastic organization. They created the first phase of a more significant project that will benefit rural areas, such as Puerto Cortés, Sierpe, and Puerto Jiménez.
On September 27, Puerto Cortés will inaugurate the Historic Walk to the “El Embarcadero” Pier. Be sure to follow the event on our Facebook page.
Costa Rica has positioned itself as a destination that mainly attracts tourists with a high educational level, stable employment, and economic situation, who value the country for its nature, human well-being, and the locals’ friendly welcome.
For Ballena Tales, the crisis represents a unique opportunity to make strategic changes to face a completely different world. We much appreciate our clients and writers who brilliantly describe what happens in our paradise. They have been with us, overcoming difficulties as they arise, always with their positive contributions and the conviction to overcome these challenging times together.
We live in a historical moment that offers us the unique opportunity to reinvent ourselves to be the way we want to be.
Lots of love
Dagmar Reinhard, Editor
Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
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 bilingual, bi-monthly and full color magazine. The distribution is 18,000 copies a year along the coast to Sierpe and even the Osa Peninsula, including the Palmar Sur and Quepos airports.
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.
What to do, Where to eat and Where to stay…
- Activities and Tours
- Whale Watching Tour
- Natural Attractions
- Marino Ballena National Park
- Hotels and Accommodations
South Pacific Costa Rica Beaches,
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To provide better attention to the taxpayer and facilitate the completion of tax procedures, since August 28, 2020, the Ministry of Finance made the Virtual Procedure (TRAVI) platform available.
This platform includes approximately 40 procedures for extensive control, collection, valuation, and inspection; It works as an accompanying instrument for taxpayers who need to be up to date with tax regulations.
Every time a client arrives in Costa Rica with the dream of acquiring property near the beach, with beach front and direct access to this, his dream becomes a “nightmare” when he hears words such as Concession, Maritime Terrestrial Zone, and its Law. And it is not for less, since this type of land has different care and treatment from many other properties in the national territory. Various government institutions such as municipalities, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, and others are involved.
Scala Restaurant & Sibú Café are located at the Escaleras Village. On the Coastal Highway, just a few kilometers South of Dominical or North of Uvita, follow the sign to Escaleras. It offers a gorgeous contour between the jungle and the sea. Village Escaleras is an all-open location with three environments with a cool breeze that blows across the terraces.
It has a hip atmosphere and soothing environment; you feel like relaxing in the midst of the jungle with the ocean showing through the tall trees. The place is so well-liked that most customers come regularly to have an early breakfast or enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner with their family, friends, or business partners.
Lechuga is the story of a turtle that highlight two main issues that the South Pacific of Costa Rica, and the Ocean in general, are facing. Entanglement in ghost fishing nets, or abandoned/lost nets,
Retro Restaurant offered a romantic dinner to celebrate the ocassion. That night we can say that the magic of love floated in the place. To complement the decoration, the fine attention, and the special menu that Chef Jordany prepared, we had the opportunity to enjoy the songs performed by Armando Román and incredible magic acts performed by two distinguished magicians,
FENG SHUI, the Chinese art of interior design, brings us success, health, and an “even” better life. Feng-Shui, literally translated as “wind-water,” is the art of living in harmony with the environment. Happiness, prosperity, and health increase. Feng-Shui teaches life in harmony with the five natural elements: earth, metal, water, wood, and fire.