• Maracuya Street Food & Cocktail Bar
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Marino Ballena National Park

The Safest place in Costa Rica

Costa Ballena is growing and with that comes a need for greater community security and essential services. Because development and infrastructure take time, it falls on the community itself to meet the most urgent needs. Since 2014, the private association, Guardavidas Costa Ballena Lifeguards, has rescued 300 tourists, residents and visitors, and attended over 100 […]

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Surf: 8th Annual Dominical Semana Santa Classic

Once you have crossed the bridge of the Barú River, you have arrived at Dominical, a small coastal city where three regions are coming together: the Central Pacific, Pérez Zeledón and the South Pacific. Every Easter weekend it surprises with the best waves, and this year’s Semana Santa Classic will not disappoint. Last year´s contest […]

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El Camino de Costa Rica

What began as a personal challenge recently became a record setting milestone for Lagunas resident Caryn Steele. After hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain last year, Caryn decided to attempt the recently established El Camino de Costa Rica (a challenging march from the Caribbean over the mountains to the Pacific). At this point, she […]

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DAWG: The Legacy Continues

Many who have lived in the Costa Ballena area knew Shawnell Parker as the “visible face” of DAWG for over 11 years and her tireless efforts made DAWG an important part of the Costa Ballena community. When she passed away unexpectedly last fall, many people asked what will happen to DAWG? Will it continue?  We […]

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Environment: Shark Secrets

The Isla del Caño Biological Reserve is one of the most biodiverse environments in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. it offers refuge to sharks and rays such as the white tip shark (Triaenodon obesus), the nurse shark, the whip ray (Hypanus longus), the devil ray (Mobula japanica), the round ray (Urobatis pardalis), the stingray […]

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Botanica Landscape Service: “Your Garden, Our Passion”

Brimming with plant life, the Ballena Coast of Costa Rica is where you come to restore and refresh. You’ll find it easy to get lost in the moment when surrounded by this much beauty. Your vision is a lush, full-bodied, colorful, tropical garden that is right outside your door. Your investment in landscaping requires a […]

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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

Transportation, Repair & Car Rental, South Pacific, Costa Rica


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.