Costa Ballena, Osa, South Pacific Costa Rica Digital Magazine and Travel Guide
Costa Ballena is 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 to the mouth of the Térraba River in 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.
Before moving to Costa Ballena permanently, Brian Sylvester from Florida and his wife had traveled regularly to their dreamland. They used to go to Nosara and Tamarindo, but on a surfing trip to Pavones in […]
Juan Carlos Fonseca, Secretary of the Pastoral Council, remembers: After eight days of rain, Sunday, July 16th, at daybreak it was sunny with blue skies. For the first time in Bahía a procession in honor […]
In three years our Ballena Tales magazine has positioned itself on the market. We celebrated this event with a Fiesta. Georg Kiechl of Papa Kilo – Ultralight Uvita – very generously leant us his facilities. […]
This article is only for people who feel frustrated now and then. If you are one of them, read on. If the world is always a happy place for you, stop reading! Ok, you are […]
According to the laws of attraction, our every emotion creates the experiences of our life. While it is our thoughts, which seed the creation of our results, our emotions magnetize them. When we feel an […]
Most people panic and kill anything that wriggles on the floor without knowing what specie they are eliminating. In Costa Rica, there are about 120 species of harmless snakes, among them the blind snakes, waterfowl, […]
“We were walking along the beach at night, the moon passed dim light through the clouds, little by little our eyes became accustomed to the darkness, we could see our feet and a little further. […]
Jan Erick Lackstetter, (his nickname is Lacki), is German and lives with his little family surrounded by a large garden of exotic orchids in Platanillo. In Germany, he received a very complete training as a […]
Ojochal is a name given to a large area of land populated with ojoche trees. The beautiful town by the name of Ojochal was an area covered with these trees during the mid 1930s. The […]
In 2008, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) was declared an endangered species. Being protected around Coco Island, there are no conservation measures along Costa Rica’s […]
Scarlet Macaws [singlepic id=1257 w=320 h=240 float=left] The return of Scarlet Macaws or “lapas” as they are known in Costa Rica to Costa Ballena after many years of absence, is a source of happiness and […]
Each year they swim over 7,000 miles, coasting along the cold waters of Patagonia and here they are, ready to delight us with their acrobatics and singing. For them, the warm waters of Costa Ballena […]
During the last 12 years since the Foundation of the National Association of Lifeguards of Costa Rica, which is based in Grecia, Captain Luís Hidalgo has trained about 700 lifeguards. Invited by Uvita Surf School […]
DISCOVER THE SOUTH PACIFIC
Costa Ballena includes the three towns Dominical, Uvita, and Ojochal.
They have much to offer, from yoga retreats, surfing competitions, and culinary events to a nature walk 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 pleasant evening.
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The South Pacific paradise of Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Ballena Tales is always there to help. Whether it's finding transportation or a good spa in the area, we know how to reach them or where to find them! By browsing through our Services Section, you can learn more about the services Costa Ballena offers. READ MORE:
Costa Ballena offers you the best surfing conditions: Sunshine almost every day, big waves, and a laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle. Dominical has specially developed into a real surfers' paradise.
The tides chart is one of the favorite pages of our visitors. It is essential 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: