Ballena Tales Magazine & Travel Guide - Library

Ballena Tales is a Magazine and Travel Guide for the South Pacific region of Costa Rica based in Uvita on the Costa Ballena since 2008. It connects companies of Costa Ballena and Osa - South Pacific with the rest of Costa Rica and the world. We are a multi-lingual and multi-professional team and are proud of our open and long-standing cooperation with national and international partners.

In Ballena Tales Magazine & Travel Guide you will find useful and entertaining information about sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, lifestyle, wildlife and adventure of the Osa Peninsula and Costa Ballena.

Stay up to date - Here you will find our latest articles and posts of the current issue

local economy - economía local

How YOU can help the local economy

Indeed, most of the Costa Ballena region is dependent on tourism. Given that as the background, we hear from our homeowners, clients, and the social media channels: What can we do to help with the local economy?

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Where does your native timber come from?

Where does your native timber come from?

Most of the construction on the Costa Ballena and Osa Peninsula is done by hotels and second-home builders drawn by the lush rainforest. Native timber feels like an obvious choice: who doesn’t love a handcrafted Cristobal door’s luxury?

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travels by bicycle

In Osa the history travels by bicycle

It is an exhibition with identity, designed by and for the inhabitants of the Osa Canton. It is a temporary exhibition “In Osa history travels by bicycle,” which you can admire at the Finca 6 Museum site, in Palmar Sur.

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teenage monkeys, monos adolescentes

The Strange Behavior of a Gang of Teenage Monkeys

The whole gang of teenage monkeys turned tail, ran for the fig tree, scuffled for a position, and ascended to the crown. Once safe from the mother raccoon, they seemed to lose interest in her, like a person trying to forget an embarrassing incident and pretending it never happened. The monkeys returned to their vagrant behavior, and mama continued about her business with her cubs at her side.

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billetes de banco - banknotes

Costa Rican Banknotes are Beautiful

The Costa Rican banknotes are quite beautiful! All of them pay tribute to the people who made significant contributions to Costa Rica’s history on the front, with the reverse showing the biodiversity with representations of plants, ecosystems, and animals such as sloths, hummingbirds, and sharks.

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Piper Umbellatum

The surprising benefits of Piper Umbellatum

Before pulling it out as an ordinary weed, I took a photo with an app called PlantNet. And in a second, I had its name; Google told me the rest. I am impressed by the surprising benefits of Piper Umbellatum. It is a plant growing in tropical áreas, and you can find it along our rural streets and in your garden. It can flower all year round if there is sufficient moisture.

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Basilisk 1


Most probably, you have seen a creature crossing a stream with high speed on his hind legs. This runner is a basilisk, also called Jesus Christ lizard. Basilisks can do this because of their large feet and specialized flattened toe fringes. These fold out when the foot presses down on the water surface.

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sharks - tiburones

The Secret Life of the Sharks

After four years of research, the first results of the project The Secret Life of Sharks of Costa Rica are published in the Scientific Reports journal of Nature Research, a journal with a high impact worldwide.

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slow cooker - cocimiento lento

The Slow Cooker – Making Life Easier

Enter the idea of food prep and a slow cooker. This contraption is a game-changer in my life. Instead of just throwing together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a banana and calling it lunch, I am eating heartier, more satisfying meals now. I am spending so much less time at the stove and cleaning up after. I make large portions at a time and freeze whatever I don’t eat.

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The stone spheres are a representative sculptural element of the chiefdom societies of the Diquís delta. These artifacts were used as symbolic, ritual, socio-political objects, and possibly as chronological, status, and power markers. Its manufacture constituted an extended tradition, approximately between 300-400 BC. until 1500 A.D. During this period, its production and use reached its maximum development.

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Hello Summer - hola verano

Hello Summer! We Welcome You!

Hello Summer! We Welcome You!
Author: Beth Sylver
I recently took a five-day virtual conference about Equine-Assisted Therapy. Many different presenters, workshops, and training videos wholly opened my eyes to a new way of looking at life. There were three major takeaways from the conference I’d like to share!

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cambio de color - change color

Do it yourself, change color in your home

The best way to receive the New Year is to change color in our homes, rooms, businesses, or any other space.
Changing color can lead to a transformation of the aesthetic and psychological situation. Through colors, we can alternate our mood and even improve behaviors.

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thunder quake, truenomoto

Was That a Thunder quake?

remember during one storm, the thunder and lightning were very nearby. The lightning was so bright, and the thunder rumbled with such force it shook our house. I thought we might be experiencing a small earthquake, but we weren’t . What I felt is known as a thunder quake.

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TARZAN VINES, The Amazing World of Lianas

TARZAN VINES, The Amazing World of Lianas

The Amazing World of Lianas “Hey, look at this. These are cool”, I exclaimed to my hiking buddy. “Look how this one wraps around that tree and then up over that big branch. It looks like a bunch of vines twisted together to make a big rope. Hey, ya know what,” I joked, “this must be what Tarzan swings on.”

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Yoga Maya Uvita

A new addition to Bahia is Yoga Maya Uvita!

At an incredible location, close to the Whale Tail, owner Debbie Krejci offers a stunning space for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), yoga practice, and retreats. Yoga Maya Uvita offers all the props (mats, straps, blocks) for all levels and will soon be offering Intro classes, for those new to yoga, in addition to the already available Yin, Vinyasa (with modifications given). Yoga Teacher Training and High- Intensity Interval classes will also be scheduled.

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Una Economía digitalizada y globalizada con criptomonedas

Globalized Digitalized Economy with Cryptocurrency

A solution for the “globalists” and apparently part of their agenda, is the implementation of a society managed by Artificial Intelligence and industrialized by robotics, resulting in the vanishing of the middle and working-class.. That economy would be digitized with cryptocurrency.

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conservación marina - marine conservation


As we all know, the ocean is in great danger. Climate change, plastic pollution, the fishing industry, and water pollution are threatening all marine life. All this happens underwater and is not seen, which generates a lack of information in the general public and very little marine conservation education.

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Drake Bay - Bahía Drake

Greetings from beautiful Drake Bay 2020!

I am a native of Drake Bay and have been a licensed Captain for over 20 years. We employ two full-time mates who are great fishermen and take care of our clients´ needs while they are on the boat. We have clients from professionals to families with children who have never fished before. We love teaching people how to fish and showing off our beautiful local waters.

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RE/MAX We Sell Paradise vender su casa


At RE/MAX We Sell Paradise, our goal is to work with you to achieve a “right-price” for your home. We will prepare a comprehensive market analysis for your property, looking for the final sales price of similar properties that have sold in your neighborhood, taking market increases into account. We will closely examine where your home differs from these properties and adjust accordingly.

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audiometry - audiometría

What is audiometry?

Audiometry is a test that evaluates the functioning of the auditory system, which allows us to determine a person’s ability to hear and detect the altered phase of the hearing process.
It thus evaluates the correct functioning of the human auditory system.
Proper hearing is a process that follows these steps:

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Platelet-rich plasma

Platelet-rich Plasma

The treatment with Platelet-rich plasma can be repeated according to the requirements of your skin. Some application strategies recommend one application every month for three months, others one or two a year. The important thing is to assess the condition at the beginning of treatment and thus determine your needs.

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Trending in New Home-Design 2021

Royal Palms Interiors

Trending in New Home-Design 2021 – Author: Shelagh Duncan – Royal Palm Interiors
We are indeed living in interesting times. Home isn’t just home anymore, it has become an office, a school, gym, play area, restaurant, dormitory, and a place to retreat and relax.

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