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Yoga: Tips to increase our Prana

In terms of Yoga, there’s a vital energy that’s inside all living creatures that keeps us healthy and content, that’s our Prana. Iyengar and Yogananda (two of the best known yoga teachers) said that low Prana originates all illness, opening the door for disease to manifest in a physical, mental or emotional level. When our […]

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It Looks Like a Stick and Sings Like a Sloth | Parece una estaca y canta como un perezoso

Bird: It Looks Like a Stick and Sings Like a Sloth

Poo-oo-oo-oo-oo rings the sorrowful wail through the warm summer night. Everyone told me it was a sloth calling. In the late 1980s a visiting ornithologist enlightened me. “That sorrowful wail comes from the Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus)” he told me, “one of the best camoflaged birds in the world.” We walked through the night toward […]

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Costa Rica: Richie the Sloth Follow Up

Richie, the one-armed, two-toed sloth, had his story shared in March about how he was brought into Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary with bite wounds sustained from a dog attack. As a result of these injuries, he had to have his right arm amputated. After months of rehabilitation he was able to move well and we decided […]

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La buena vida en Dominical Todo al alcance de unos pocos metros | Dominical - The Good Life - All in a Few Hundred Meters

Surf Dominical – The Good Life – All in a Few Hundred Meters

Throughout my travels I’ve searched for locations capable of providing the best in day to day life-style. A good quality of living for me includes environmental cleanliness, social interaction, access to leisure activities and health & safety. When you can find all of this is a close proximity, or better yet, within a few hundred […]

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Another Great Life Party! | ¡Otra gran fiesta por la vida!

Another Great Life Party!

Beach Safety Tip: SWIM SOBER! Alcohol affects your ability to assess or react quickly to dangerous situations. The ocean can be dangerous even when you’re sober – please don’t put yourself and others at risk by drinking alcohol there. On July 1, 2018, over 300 people gathered once again at Roca Verde to celebrate the […]

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Snakes Serpientes Inmovilizadores con colmillos traseros | Rear fanged immobilizers

Snakes: Rear fanged immobilizers

Colubrid snakes are mostly harmless snakes, having an aglyphous dentition, lacking fangs that deliver venom. Just like the boas and pythons, the boids, they kill their prey by suffocation, but some even seem to swallow the prey alive. The Colubridae is the largest snake family, including two-thirds of all snake species. Other members of this […]

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Costa Ballena includes the three towns Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal. They have much to offer from yoga retreats, surfing competitions, culinary events to nature walks in the jungle. Come and enjoy!

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Costa Ballena offers you the best surfing conditions: Sunshine almost every day, big waves and a laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle. Especially Dominical has developed into a real surfers' paradise

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If traveling to the Peninsula of Osa, Golfito, Dominical, Uvita, Palmar or Sierpe, on this page you will find relevant information about Transportation, Car Rental & Repair in the South Pacific, bus schedules included.

Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica

Costa Ballena is the place where the forest meets the South Pacific Ocean in the Osa Canton. It comprises the area from the Barú River, crossing the bridge at Dominical all the way to the mouth of Térraba River in Coronado. The following small towns belong to the area: DominicalDominicalito – Hermosa Beach – San Josecito – Uvita – Bahía – La Union – BallenaOjochal – Punta Mala and Coronado. Visit Marino Ballena National Park the famous Whale’s Tail, with a length of about 2296 feet and a width of 820 feet, it is the world’s third-largest sandbank. During the low tide, you can walk to its very end.

Ballena Tales is a Magazine & Travel Guide. Everything you need to know about Costa Ballena and Osa in the South Pacific of Costa Rica can be found here. From tides chart, discovering Local artists under Art & Culture to finding a Hotels in Osa, check out Tourism & Entertainment, we are here to lend you a hand. Discover the wonders of Costa Ballena and keep browsing to find all you’ll need to know about vacations in Costa Rica South Pacific Region.