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Jardinería de coral en el Golfo Dulce Coral Gardening in Golfo Dulce

Coral Gardening in Golfo Dulce

Golfo Dulce, in the southeastern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is home to coral reefs and communities that have been affected by  different factors in the last three decades. In a recent attempt to conserve these important marine ecosystems that are threatened worldwide, coral gardening is becoming a useful tool to help restore the corals; […]

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DAWG saving dogs: Canela’s Tale DAWG ayudando perros: La Historia de Canela

DAWG saving dogs: Canela’s Tale

In 2016, a friend Mona Meier alerted DAWG that a homeless dog with a litter of pups was living on Bahia beach. With help we  located the hiding pups. For over a week, two volunteers went to the beach every day and waited for mom and her pups. Soon the ups started to appear but […]

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Excelente servicio con honradez y honestidad

Uvita: Excellent Service with Honor and Honesty

Our specialty is tire sales, but we also take care of mechanical services and maintenance of new Mazda, Kia, Toyota and Nissan vehicles among others. Some of our main services are oil changes, alignment with 3D technology, scanner and computer diagnostics and preparation for RTV (Technical Review.) 30 years ago, in small garage in San […]

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Playa Cativo Hotel Golfito Boutique Paradise Paraiso

Playa Cativo: First Five Star Hotel in the South Pacific

As a preface to your soothing adventure in the Golfo Dulce, a boat takes you through the magnificent blue waters to Playa Cativo Boutique Hotel. There, you are welcomed by the amiable staff that will discretely take care of you during your stay. The stunningly upscale beach lodge embedded in the untouched Costa Rican rainforest, […]

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Join the Movement “Zero Plastic Bags” Únase al movimiento “Cero bolsas plásticas”

Join the Movement “Zero Plastic Bags”

The Tinamaste Farmer’s Market is joining the movement of zero single use plastic. To achieve this we must unite the efforts of sellers and customers who visit our Market every Tuesday. Little by little, seller by seller, we are in transition towards the elimination of single-use plastics. This has been a progressive effort that we […]

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Pre-Columbian Rock Art at the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor Arte rupestre precolombino del Corredor Biológico Alexander Skutch

Pre-Columbian Rock Art at the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor

During the month of July, the division of Community Rural Tourism of the Association of Women of the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor, received the archeologist Iphigenia Quintanilla, recognized for her research on pre-Columbian stone spheres. Near her, we visited special places in the community of Santa Elena where we found rock art engraved in stone, […]

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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.