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South Pacific Costa Rica Magazine and Travel Guide, Issue #67

Dear Readers,

The Ballena Tales Team is extremely proud to present you with the new design of our Magazine, as always, made with a lot of love. Please give us your feedback.  And enjoy!
Would you have thought that Costa Ballena is magic?
Breathtaking landscapes of mountains and oceans, warm and welcoming people, an amazing community,  ancient culture, international restaurants, our very active Chambers of Commerce and organizations like SOMOS which are putting tremendous efforts in promoting our destination an d making it more secure.

Have you ever pondered upon what would happen if we couldn´t count on the wealth of resources from our seas? Read environmental lawyer Lindsay Ryan´s article. Jennifer Bacon, having returned to California Jennifer is looking back on Costa Rica and already misses it. Carlos León warns the reader that visiting our natural paradise its magic might captivate you, wanting you to stay here forever!

The annual Seed Festival is coming up in Tinamastes. Take your seeds and exchange them. Weekly events are our Farmer Markets, congratulations to Eco Feria in Dominical for their first Anniversary. At these community meetings you can, as well, buy all the ingredients for Daxi´s Power drink.

Trevor Brown writes about Fuego Brew Co.’ hot Latin dance nights in Dominical. Beth Sylver shares the Lessons she has learned in Costa Rica, and Greg Gordon gives recommendations on How to Stay Safe at our Precious Beaches. Dogs, dogs, dogs … Susan Strong relates her rescue story.

And now we come to the magic: Ana Iris Maroto of the Indigenous Community of Boruca presents a blue mask, part of her series of transformational masks that induce personal evolution. You might have heard of Feng Shui, a Chinese Art? Expert Catherine Willemann explains that for those who like symbology, it is only a step to the hidden meaning behind Ana Iris´ Borucan masks.
More magic: the visit of our giant whale friends from the Southern Hemisphere is imminent. Watching them emerge from the surface of the ocean is a once in a lifetime experience!

As an international community where you can practice your Spanisch and French language skills, we highly recommend visiting the new Plaza Tangara in Ojochal. The Stam Café is a Belgium beer pub with a great atmosphere where you can even try a beer cocktail. What else would you wish for in Costa Ballena. 

Dagmar Reinhard, Editor Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide
Dagmar Reinhard, Editor
Ballena Tales Magazine and Travel Guide

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The importance of spay and neuter

Total costs, including medications, range from $22 to $45, depending on the size of the animal, and if it is in heat or if there are other complications. These clinics are for Costa Ricans who cannot usually afford to spay or neuter their pets.

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New Corporation Law

As of September 1st, significant corporate changes go into effect for SA and SRL corporations, among others. The President, Manager, or anyone with a general power of attorney has to report shareholders with 15% of a corporation to the Costa Rican government.

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From all over the Globe

Sometimes acting on impulse can work out fine; if you want to emigrate to a foreign country, it helps to do a little research. The documents required to apply for residency in Costa Rica take time and effort to accumulate and are only valid for six months from the date of issue.

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The Whales are back

They use a unique way to hunt, called bubble net feeding. A group of whales swims in a shrinking circle blowing bubbles below a school of prey. Some whales blow the bubbles, some dive deeper to drive fish toward the surface, and others herd prey into the net by vocalizing.

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