Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
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 the 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 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 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 your Costa Rica vacations in the South Pacific Region. 

My Life expectations Sara Serenella Cattani

My Life Expectations

What were my life expectations when I landed into this wild and lush unknown? “Something else.” On the eve of my departure, I look back at these last four and a half years with a heart full of gratitude. Costa Rica has grown under my skin, and I’ll carry it with me for the rest of my life.

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Authentic CACAO Pura Muba

He who is looking for authentic quality cocoa without artificial additives has found the perfect place. The idea for Cacao Puro Muba Uvita came from Mrs. Sylvia Beita. She is indigenous of the Cabécar tribe of Ujarrás. As a child, she learned from her grandmother how to get the best out of cocoa. For five years now, she and her husband Enrique have created artisan products from cocoa beans.

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INCOME TAX

The new income tax brackets are effective from January 1 to December 31, 2021. An adjustment must be made each year, as provided in Law 7092, and in accordance with the Consumer Price Index.

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Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy, helps to recover from diseases and mental disorders

Most pets are the best friends of humans. They provide company to man and are very beneficial for their health, both mental and physical. Pet therapy involves your pets to help you recover from diseases and mental disorders. ESA doctors review the benefits of owning pets for your health. ESA is termed as an emotional support animal, and ESA doctors are the medical professionals that recommend an ESA on medical terms.

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Turtles travel far – A historic Register

Turtles travel far – A historic Register

On Saturday night, Óscar, director of the Tortuga Beach Reserve (RPT) in Ojochal, had a hunch and decided to accompany some volunteers who would monitor Playa Hermosa. It is a place that in recent months has received dozens of olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) that come to nest.

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SailCargo Ceiba Wooden Cargo Ship

A WOODEN CARGO SHIP, STEAMING HOT UNDER A TROPICAL SUN

Ceiba has been under steady construction ever since her keel was laid on January 8th, 2019. A wooden cargo ship, square-rigged, powered by the wind and a back-up electric engine, her three masts will propel ethically-sourced cargo from her homeport in Costa Rica via Hawai’i islands as far north as Alaska before returning southbound via Canada, the mainland USA, and Mexico. 

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The Neotropical Rattlesnakes - Jingle bells of the Snake World 4

The Neotropical Rattlesnakes – Jingle bells of the Snake World

Neotropical Rattlesnakes, does this word ring a bell to you? I think everyone has heard of them or seen them on television, stealing the show in cowboy movies or nature documentaries. Famous for their rattling tail tip, actually modified scales, being a series of hollow interlocking segments made out of keratin (the same substance as your fingernails.)

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Climate, Mood and Environment - Clima, estado de ánimo y ambiente

Sure Climate, Mood, and Environment are connected!

Sure they are connected! Climate, Mood, and Environment. We are all interested. Today no one can ignore the weather news.
Our weather apps show what’s happening here and in the intercontinental sky up to the minute.

Without looking at the weather every day, nothing is planned anymore, no excursion or event, especially no trip.

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Bondad del CBD goodness that boasts nature’s integrity

OJALÁ – CBD goodness that boasts nature’s integrity

Our pure, all-natural hemp, is grown exclusively outdoors, sprouting from nutrient-rich Scandinavian soil in the Danish countryside. From Denmark, Ojalá’s hemp comes through the United States, where our top-notch team creates all of our products through CO2 extraction to produce CBD goodness that boasts nature’s integrity.

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Sierpe Mangrove Boat Tour Costa Rica

The mangrove boat tour with “Kokopelli Mangrove Tours” was amazing and pretty exciting. I was able to see so many animals that I have never seen before in real life. I would highly recommend enjoying this tour if you are interested in the wildlife of Costa Rica and want to learn more about mangroves.

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Maintenance outdoors, mantenimiento de exteriores

Maintenance outdoors, Do it Yourself

The dry season is here! The best time to perform maintenance outdoors. We have just faced one of the strongest rainy seasons in recent years. We can observe a more significant deterioration in our buildings and mainly in outdoor areas that were spaces exposed to inclement weather.

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Urban Life vs. Life in the Tropics, Vida Urbana vs. Vida en los Trópicos

Life in the Tropics vs. Urban Life

We, lovers of our Tropical Properties, see life here as a big trade up from where we used to be. If you feel ready for your life in the tropics, too, contact me for more information about what the dream life is like in South Pacific Costa Rica.

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YOU’VE GOT TO BE TOUGH TO BE AN AGOUTI

When you’re walking through the rainforest and surprise an animal that goes bouncing through the undergrowth emitting panicked, bark-like grunts with every bounce, you’ve certainly startled a Central American Agouti (Dasysyprocta punctata). After 20 years of living here, I finally saw one standing still. Once the hunting was under control on Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge, their fear of humans diminished considerably.

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DISCOVER THE SOUTH PACIFIC

SAN ISIDRO

DOMINICAL

UVITA

OJOCHAL

SIERPE

GOLFO DULCE


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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.
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: 

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The South Pacific paradise of Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places in the country and can be reached by transportation companies that offer their services.

If traveling to the Peninsula of Osa, Golfito, DominicalUvita, 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:

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Costa Ballena includes the three towns DominicalUvita, 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. 
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