Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
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 the 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 Uvita Beach at  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 your Costa Rica vacations in the South Pacific Region. 

Liquid Face Lift

Liquid Face Lift

Liquid Face Lift AUTHOR: Dra. Mónica Alfaro The face shows different signs of aging, from sunspots to loss of volume either from bone reabsorption or fat loss in the tissues.  This causes sagging and thinning […]

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Itellum expanding the fastest internet

ITELLUM THE FASTEST INTERNET ON THE PACIFIC COAST

THE FASTEST INTERNET ON THE PACIFIC COAST – Itellum have been operating in Costa Rica since 2011, being the first operator to handle the concept of international 1: 1 symmetry, improving response times and global latency for all our clients. We have different international exit routes through both oceans. We can provide connectivity services at a regional level in Central America and several countries in South America, the US, and Mexico.

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THE BORUCA GALLERY GIFTSHOP

THE BORUCA GALLERY GIFTSHOP

THE BORUCA GALLERY GIFTSHOP Boruca Gallery Gift Shop is located at Pacific Edge Eco Retreat in Dominicalito, just south of Playa Dominical. The gift shop has grown thru its’ 28 years, having a wide collection […]

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Cooking Chef

WHEN I AM COOKING, IT JUST HAPPENS

WHEN I AM COOKING, IT JUST HAPPENS AUTHOR: CHIARA KOLL Massimo Capra’s insignia is his great mustache. However, he didn’t reach his fame thanks to this notable feature. Massimo Capra is one of the most […]

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success

A SUCCESS STORY!

BALLENA TALES A SUCCESS STORY! In 2007, after a long journey through many countries, I came to Uvita. A friend employed me as his assistant manager at the Whales and Dolphins Hotel (today Vista Ballena). […]

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Mosaic Restaurant Uvita

MOSAIC WINE BAR and SUSHI

  MOSAIC WINE BAR and SUSHI AUTHOR: CASEY SIEMASKO Humans aren’t very logical creatures. Sure, we like to pretend we’re rational beings. But as it turns out, our emotions drive more than 80% of our […]

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Barú River

GRAND BARÚ RIVER

AUTHOR: JACK EWING In the mountains above the San Juan de Dios town runs the Caña Blanca River, which flows into the Guabo River, which later flows into the Barú River in Barú. About ten […]

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Soccer lessons are life lessons as well

Academia de Fútbol Uvita (AFU)

Academia de Fútbol Uvita (AFU) La Academia de Fútbol Uvita (AFU) es una organización integral en Uvita que está decidida a ayudar a los niños locales, de 5 a 15 años, a través del fútbol […]

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roosterfish

Roosterfish and Tuna Galore

Roosterfish and Tuna Galore AUTHOR: Captain Willy Atencio   Hello from beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica. It’s a shame we have fewer tourists this time of year versus in the dry season. While I understand […]

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DISCOVER THE SOUTH PACIFIC

SAN ISIDRO

DOMINICAL

UVITA

OJOCHAL

SIERPE

GOLFO DULCE


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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.
The tides chart is one of the favorite pages of our visitors. It is important to know the ideal time to visit the whale tail at the Marino Ballena National Park and also useful for lovers of sports fishing and surfing.    READ MORE: 

Home Page 5 TRANSPORTATION

 

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The South Pacific paradise of Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the country and can be reached by transportation companies that offer their services.

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

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Costa Ballena includes the three towns DominicalUvita, and Ojochal.
They have much to offer from yoga retreats, surfing competitions, culinary events to nature walks in the jungle. The tropical climate of the South Pacific of Costa Rica and the happiness of its people make the great atmosphere in bars and restaurants to enjoy a good meal, a cold beer, and generally a cheerful evening. 
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