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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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IVE MAES BURGER, made in house with 100% ground brisket

FIVE MAES BURGER

Five Maes emphasis is on locally sourced ingredients from dairy, to vegetables, to meat, the burgers are made in house with 100% ground brisket

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The Poisonous Granular Frog

The spectacular family of poisonous frogs (Dendrobatidae) surprises with its beautiful and colorful and lethal frogs. In Costa Rica, we have eight species of poisonous frogs. Those of the genus “Silverstoneia” and “Allobates” are not […]

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Red wine – the new manna?

Red wine is rich in molecules with antioxidant effects, such as polyphenols among which resveratrol is found. These molecules can decrease and even block oxidative stress related to pathologies such as cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, or cancer. […]

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OSA Comm-Unity

The OSA Comm-Unity in Dominical

Everybody in Dominical and environments knows Pepe López, not only for his Spicy Life Vegan Hot Sauce, which he sells at the Farmers Markets, giving every meal an exotic final touch. Since he has been […]

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Latin Rhythms at the Sud Restaurante

Likewise, residents and visitors look forward to Saturday, the day Latin dance lessons are taught at the Sud Restaurant in Ojochal. Alex, the owner, teaches rhythms such as salsa, bachata, cumbia, merengue, and sometimes chachachá. […]

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The Boruca Gallery Gift Shop

The Boruca Gallery Gift Shop is located at Pacific Edge Eco Retreat in Dominicalito, just south of Playa Dominical. The gift shop has grown through its 25 years, having an extensive collection of intricate hand-carved […]

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la epicerie at Plaza Tangara, Una tienda de exquisiteces

A Delicatessen at Plaza Tangara

In Ojochal, at the new Plaza Tangara, they have opened a delicacies store: L’Épicerie. Chef Marcella, the owner of the business, explains: “We offer select products that you cannot find anywhere else.”

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Infant Privilege in Dominical

What in some countries is perceived as a basic service for the children’s community, in Costa Rica can become a privilege. Privilege because many people struggle to obtain it and give up on the road, […]

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herbalist Pérez Zeledón, China Kichà, Krauterkenner

The Herbalist from China Kichà

Albín Miguel Garro Sánchez is a native herbalist of the small town of China Kichà in the mountains of La Amistad, Pérez Zeledón. For generations, the family of twelve brothers cultivates the land of their […]

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United for sharks

United for sharks? When we tell people that in Costa Rica shark meat is legally sold in supermarkets, people are baffled. “But how? Isn’t Costa Rica so famous for environmental protection, green energy, and so […]

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