“And for the record, its not us who say this, Oscar Wilde said it,” the owners Luca and Francesca declare when greeting us at their Italian Restaurant Gusto. The first impression is the cordial welcome and then we are captivated by the 180 degree view over creation. From the wide terrace we observe the lush forests […]
“My name Rio Dante incorporates on one hand Dante as an indication of my mother Robin´s Italian origin and Rio went well with Dante,“ explains the UNA (Heredia) student. He is in the third year of his career with an emphasis in tropical biology. “I have always liked being in nature, whether on the beach […]
In the inner basin of Golfo Dulce, at the northwest border of Piedras Blancas National Park, there is a thriving mangrove forest of approximately 298 hectares. It is the mangrove of Esquinas river (Esquinas means corner, named after its distinctive meanders), the second biggest mangrove forest in Golfo Dulce, following the mangrove of Coto Colorado […]
In Costa Rica there are birds everywhere. Parakeets, parrots, toucans, owls, hawks… Such is the extent of the diversity of birds in the country that a whole lifetime is barely enough to observe them all while traveling along the different landscapes of the country. Although in a few hours, you can take a beautiful tour […]
Dear Readers, It has been mine for the last 11 years. No longer is it a lifetime´s dream: the beaches and the lush vegetation, the warm climate, cool nights, good food, kind people, a great community and far from the traffic of the big city. It´s become a reality: a more relaxed lifestyle. Yet still, my life […]
This is how Osa´s initiative “free of single-use plastic”, which is totally consistent with the green identity of the destination, becomes a magnet that attracts the efforts of entrepreneurs, the community, environmental organizations, government offices, and politicians.
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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
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: Dominical – Dominicalito – Hermosa Beach – San Josecito – Uvita – Bahía – La Union – Ballena – Ojochal – 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.
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