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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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Innertropische Konvergenzzone (ITKZ)

ITCZ – Intertropical Convergence Zone

It sneakily snakes her soggy way around the globe, bringing storms, floods, mudslides, misery and also, life-giving rains and reprieve to many areas around the tropical and sub-tropical world. This is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 

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TREASURY WILL CHARGE TAXES TO AIRBNB 2

TREASURY WILL CHARGE TAXES TO AIRBNB

The list of cross-border digital services on which the tax rate of 13% value added tax (VAT) must be applied was updated as of November 1st. The new services included in the list are hosting services: Airbnb, Homeaway and Vrbo.

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Oilbird (Steathornis caripensis) 3

Oilbird (Steathornis caripensis)

There are just 11 official records of the Oilbird in Costa Rica, including my report. The spectacular Corcovado National Park was sending me the best birding vibes ever. There is no research about this bird distribution or natural history in the Osa Peninsula.

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Yacht Catch & Relax

The Catch & Relax Yacht

Navigating around the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park is spectacular. Enjoy the rich coastline in search of dolphins or whales, or sneak a stunning sunset from Tulemar Bay is magic.

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Ist der Karakara ein Knochenbrecher?

THE BONE BREAKERS

Por Jack Ewing tells us about the beauty of the caracaras, a bird that is also known as “the bone breaker”. Wether or not that is true, let’s find out!

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Daño solar o fotoenvejecimiento

Sun Damage or Photoaging

Sun Damage or Photoaging AUTHOR: Dra. Mónica Alfaro 03.01.2023 Your skin is constantly exposed to a variety of components in the environment that can damage the skin or cause photoaging.   70% of the aging […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 8

Transatlantic Voyage

The ship VEGA was on a transatlantic voyage. SAILCARGO purchased her while finishing the wooden cargo vessel CEIBA in Costa Rica. The company is amassing a fleet of cargo vessels to transport products such as coffee and cacao under sail and is on a mission to prove the value of clean shipping.

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