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Security: Bonfires at the Beach?

After a busy year of 2018, summer and the holidays have arrived, along with days of sightseeing and rest. The canton of Osa and specifically, the district of Bahia Ballena is one of the most visited sectors by national and international tourism. The Ballena Marine National Park (PNMB) offers exuberant natural wealth, marine life, scenic […]

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Art: Happy Feet Celebrates the New Year!

Art in Dominical: Happy Feet Celebrates the New Year!

Happy Feet Ballet & Performing Arts School in Dominical, Costa Rica is excited as we celebrate the new year of 2019 full of exciting new opportunities in the Performing Arts for our local children and teens in the Costa Ballena Pacífico Sur! Happy Feet, Directed by Heather Gamewell, is excited to launch the new community […]

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RE/MAX - A Worldwide Real Estate System

RE/MAX – A Worldwide Real Estate System

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 in Denver, Colorado. It is an international real estate organization and remains the property of its founders David and Gail Liniger. The RE/MAX franchise network describes itself as «a worldwide real estate system of own and franchise offices as well as independent affiliate professionals.” The 7000 RE/MAX offices in 111 […]

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Eco Feria Dominical: Circular Economy

A new model of economy is emerging from the people who love the land, who create with their hands in small family businesses. Each day they join the concept of “Circular Economy,” betting on a local offer, reducing the pollution associated with the  consumption of products transported from faraway places. This way we have become […]

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Art: Artist, Open Our Eyes!

Art: Artist, Open Our Eyes!

An artist’s vision always goes beyond the eye of a mere mortal. Let’s observe the case of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, who began his artistic career at the age of 27. He made 900 paintings and 1600 drawings with a technique of unique impressionism not understood in his time and managed to sell only […]

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Costa Rica: Angry Birds

Costa Rica: Angry Birds

In a film of angry birds in Costa Rica the main protagonist would be the striking Red-headed barbet (Eubucco boucieri). This small bird weighing only 15 cms provokes mixed feelings, since its brilliant scarlet head draws attention, resembling a round, angry red human face. We usually find these birds, curiously related to the toucans, in […]

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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.