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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.

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Service JMF celebrates its 2019 business event.

Service JMF is part of a group of companies established in the 1980s in the southern area of Costa Rica and considers its mission to be the leading company in import and distribution nationwide, always providing the best service and added values through innovation and differentiated development, always hand in hand with the environment. SERVICE […]

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Promoting the South Pacific – A Comprehensive Media

The South Pacific of Costa Rica stands out as a booming destination and is the focus of Ballena Tales’ attention. For more than 10 years we have been providing quality content to those who visit us from all over the world, as well as those who live here, either temporarily or permanently. Also the companies including […]

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Feria Tinamastes – The Solutions Table

Do we question what happens to our trash once we throw it in the bin? Whether it’s taken away in a truck, or to a collection center; once out of sight, out of mind…then no longer our problem! In the spirit of the New Year, a time of reflection and renewal, we at Feria Tinamastes propose […]

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Nature: Alice in the Land of Palms

Our French Miss Marple, recently relocated in Costa Rica, discovers the happiness and peculiarities of the jungle in this beautiful country. Nature in Central America offers surprises that give rise to some funny misunderstandings. Alice loves to get up early, she feels satisfied. Beginning at 5:30 am, the sun illuminates the house with its golden rays. […]

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Following the Sun... The Dream of Living in Costa Rica Siguiendo el sol ~ El sueño de vivir en Costa Rica

Following the Sun – The Dream of Living in Costa Rica

We are Selina and Maggie – also known as the ”Gemelas“, two German communication science students. In our country, the small country of Costa Rica in Central America is regarded as a true oasis of happiness. At home we dreamed of breathtaking beaches, diverse wildlife, an endless summer with tropical heat and a relaxed lifestyle. […]

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SOMOS (We Are): Building Resilient Communities

SOMOS (We Are): Building Resilient Communities

Initiatives Lack of resources and infrastructure are most noticeable in two ways. One feels quaint, excited and, at times, adventurous. The other is frustrating and causes genuine concern. When that happens our immediate response is to want a quick fix. For example, “patch the hole in the road” or “send a message” to thieves. The […]

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Costa Ballena: Jungle Bonsai

When you think of Bonsai, you probably imagine a small pine or conifer, with a gorgeously twisted and gnarled trunk, and windswept branches or maybe a Japanese maple with red leaves, majestically rendered in miniature. The truth is that just about any shrub or tree with a woody stem can be used in the art […]

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Swimming Lessons in Dominical: I Can Swim

I love involving myself in local, community programs. I also love it when a much-needed project is discussed, then grows from a thought into a reality. Last year at Playa Hermosa, I coincidentally met Dainen, the owner of Fuego Brew Co. Often we talked with the lifeguards about how we desperately needed swimming lessons in […]

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Snakes: Growing Towards Green

Parque Reptilandia near to Dominical houses various species of boas and pythons. Two of the most beautiful ones are the Amazon Basin emerald tree boa (Corallus batesii) and the Green tree python (Morelia viridis) from New Guinea, Indonesia and Cape York Peninsula in Australia. Both species are highly adapted to an arboreal life in rainforests. […]

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Security: Bonfires at the Beach?

After a busy year of 2018, summer and the holidays have arrived, along with days of sightseeing and rest. The canton of Osa and specifically, the district of Bahia Ballena is one of the most visited sectors by national and international tourism. The Ballena Marine National Park (PNMB) offers exuberant natural wealth, marine life, scenic […]

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Art: Happy Feet Celebrates the New Year!

Art in Dominical: Happy Feet Celebrates the New Year!

Happy Feet Ballet & Performing Arts School in Dominical, Costa Rica is excited as we celebrate the new year of 2019 full of exciting new opportunities in the Performing Arts for our local children and teens in the Costa Ballena Pacífico Sur! Happy Feet, Directed by Heather Gamewell, is excited to launch the new community […]

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RE/MAX - A Worldwide Real Estate System

RE/MAX – A Worldwide Real Estate System

RE/MAX was founded in 1973 in Denver, Colorado. It is an international real estate organization and remains the property of its founders David and Gail Liniger. The RE/MAX franchise network describes itself as «a worldwide real estate system of own and franchise offices as well as independent affiliate professionals.” The 7000 RE/MAX offices in 111 […]

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Eco Feria Dominical: Circular Economy

A new model of economy is emerging from the people who love the land, who create with their hands in small family businesses. Each day they join the concept of “Circular Economy,” betting on a local offer, reducing the pollution associated with the  consumption of products transported from faraway places. This way we have become […]

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Art: Artist, Open Our Eyes!

Art: Artist, Open Our Eyes!

An artist’s vision always goes beyond the eye of a mere mortal. Let’s observe the case of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, who began his artistic career at the age of 27. He made 900 paintings and 1600 drawings with a technique of unique impressionism not understood in his time and managed to sell only […]

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Costa Rica: Angry Birds

Costa Rica: Angry Birds

In a film of angry birds in Costa Rica the main protagonist would be the striking Red-headed barbet (Eubucco boucieri). This small bird weighing only 15 cms provokes mixed feelings, since its brilliant scarlet head draws attention, resembling a round, angry red human face. We usually find these birds, curiously related to the toucans, in […]

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Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

Tropical Insects: Amazing Leaf-Cutter Ants

I never cease to be amazed by the leaf-cutter ants. The most common species of tropical insects in Costa Ballena is Atta cephalotes, and it has been accomplishing some truly astounding feats for millions of years. Let’s have a look at a few. Leaf-cutting ants harvest around 15% of all the green matter produced by […]

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Education: Awakening the True Mission

“As parents, teachers, mentors, or families and community members, we often want our children/students to develop an awareness of themselves and those around them. How do our children have a sense of their worlds as well as a sense of their place in the environment and the community that surrounds them”? Alys Robinson thought in […]

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Green Asparagus Recipe

Currently, we have excellent options to prepare recipes, full of life. With the desire to make the most of seasonal vegetables, we found fresh green asparagus at the Uvita Fair. It is worth integrating the green asparagus in our menu, and this is why. Compounded by 90% water and with only 25 Kcal per 100g, […]

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Ecological Detergents: Florex Gives Value to Sustainability

Florex products are especially elaborated for the restaurant and hotel sector that is opting for sustainability practices, guaranteeing control of environmental impacts and efficient and economical cleaning. Customers also have the advantage of receiving certifications from the company, as well for the type of products they use and as for the collection of empty packaging. […]

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Our Guys in Argentina – World Rafting Competition

We started the trip by flying to Chile; from there we drove to Aluminé (Argentina) where the rafting event took place. It was an experience full of joy for us since we had not experienced snow. The people received us very well. We stayed in a wonderful place with unique landscapes and snow-capped mountains. The […]

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Blood moon – Total lunar eclipse

By Celine Weber For the first time in Costa Rica and we were already allowed to be part of such a fantastic experience. Even though we hoped to see a more colouring moon and some clouds blocked our view in the meantime, it was an unforgettable evening for us. Outside in the garden under the […]

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Palmar Sur Airport Aeropuerto Osa

Osa: Palmar Sur Airport

This is the second and final stage of the airport plan which was approved approximately 10 years ago. Beginning in early 2019, travelers to the Southern Pacific and Costa Ballena regions of Osa in Costa Rica will have the option of flying into the new and expanded Palmar Sur regional airport terminal. Palmar Sur (airport code […]

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Nature: Piedras Blancas National Park

The Piedras Blancas National Park (PNPB) is one of the most recently created protected areas and one of the least visited in Costa Rica. It protects both continental (14,147 ha) and maritime (1,200 ha) area. It was created in 1991 (Executive Decree No. 23153-MIRENEM) to protect the last remnant of tropical rain forest in Golfito […]

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Krisa, A Family Business

Krisa is dedicated to the manufacture, sale and installation of curtains, blinds, vertical and retractable awnings. Our flagship product is motorized blinds or awnings. This means that when purchasing a motorized product, at the touch of a button, you can raise or lower the blinds from anywhere in the home. You can also add an […]

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