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Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica Travel Guide
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: Dominical – Dominicalito – Hermosa Beach – San Josecito – Uvita – Bahía – La Union – Ballena – Ojochal – 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 Hotels in Osa, check out Tourism & Entertainment, we are here to lend you a hand.
We are incredibly excited to share the news about our Marine Conservation and Education Center (MCEC) opening in Ojochal, Costa Rica. The and many materials used to create the MCEC are recycled and repurposed to […]
Ballena Tales is an essential guide and digital comprehensive magazine for travelers, residents, and investors covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is a fully bilingual, bi-monthly, and full-color digital magazine.
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 […]
One Picture Shows more than 1000 Words AUTHOR: Denisse Cattano Have you ever wondered why social networks like Instagram and TikTok have millions of users and keep growing every day? And what can you do […]
Pulseandola bonito – Working with Love AUTHOR: Dagmar Reinhard Caro and Gabi arrived 13 years ago from the Central Valley (Cartago) where, after their academic studies, they managed their greengrocery store. Looking for a new […]
Life: The band took a short break. Now the strings of the Casal quartet sound again and put all their skills to the test. Guests of the Hotel Cristal Ballena listen to the sounds of the musicians against the impressive backdrop; ocean and mountains surround the phenomenal atmosphere of the hotel.
Which Of Costa Rica’s Animal Totems Best Represents You? Author: Alexandra Luty Costa Rica is world-famous for its distinct wildlife, each with its own temperament and preferred way of life. Which of these Costa Rica […]
Botox Author: Dra. Mónica Alfaro Boulinum toxin type A (Botox Ò, Nabota) is a relaxing protein or a substance produced by Clostridium botulinum that has different medical and aesthetic uses. This protein relaxes the contraction […]
The Wahoo Are Biting! AUTHOR: Captain Willy Atencio Hello from beautiful Drake Bay, Costa Rica. Presently, it is one of my favorite times of the year as the temperatures begin to cool off and the […]
When I visit Dominical, one of my favorite people to see in town or the water is Debbie Zec., owner of Dominical Surf School I have known her since she was nine years old, and in that time, I’ve seen her grow into an outstanding woman and member of the Costa Ballena community.
Naturalistic vivariums at Parque Reptilandia AUTHOR: Roel de Plecker Sometimes in our exhibits, it can be hard to spot our beloved reptiles and amphibians to show them to our visitors. At Parque Reptilandia, we pride […]
Coco Island: the coral museum Author: Laura Vanopdenbosch Last April 2021, two members of the Innoceana team had the opportunity to go for one month on Cocos Island as researchers to start a 3D project […]
#LookGood and #FeelGood Prof. Dr. Monica Alfaro Escalante Feeling good and looking good are both very important. Helping people #LookGood and #FeelGood is a very satisfactory line of work. Many people seek consultation because of […]
Congratulations to Costa Rica on its Bicentennial of Independence! From its foundation in 1821, a guideline for conduct determined that Costa Rica “recognizes and respects civil liberties, property, and other legitimate national rights of every person and any state or nation.” The country
has proven that it can live in peace, freely and democratically, even with limited economic resources and facing significant challenges while respecting the environment.
RESTAURANTE CITRUS – COSTA MUY RICA AUTHOR: Dagmar Reinhard If you believed that Costa Rican cuisine is made up of rice and beans, then chef Marcella Marciano and her collaborators, chefs Fabián Barrantes and Jose […]
Tips for protecting your home: Gutters must be cleaned. Make sure your landscaper is doing that during every visit (minimum twice per month), especially during the rainy season. Water mitigation starts with landscaping. Take care when changing the landscaping of a property – especially if you want to change slopes/grades. Don’t plant trees too close to your home. If they are already planted, make sure the limbs are cut back to decrease the probability of debris falling onto the roof.
Costa Rican Banknotes are so beautiful – the 20.000 Colones Bill Autor: J.S.P. The 20,000 colones orange Costa Rican banknote was the first paper money to be remade in 2021 with a plastic substrate to […]
DISCOVER THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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. 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.
Come and enjoy! READ MORE:
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. READ MORE:
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: