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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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The May Tree

The May tree (Vochysia ferruginea), also called Botarmetersred sand, barbaleche, cuaruba or cenescudo, is a perennial species. They are trees that reach 30 to 50, in height. Its flowers are very flamboyant, they have a calyx with 5 reddish-orange lobes, one in the shape of an elongated and curved spur, and 3 petals of 1 centimeter,and bright yellow color.

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Costa Ballena Travel Guide, Plaza Tangara Ojochal

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

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,

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Big Cats in Ojochal

Nights in Ojochal are Full of Life!

Yes, Costa Rica is known for its abundant biodiversity, but not many neighbors of Ojochal would imagine that they could share their garden with a wild cat, which could be a jaguar or a puma. In the past, many testimonies of neighbors, along with animal footprints, showed the presence of Ocelots in Ojochal and even larger cats, such as the puma or the panther.

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Medios de comunicación local - local matters

Local Matters

Local publications and media play a key role in communities by helping us to see and care about things we may have missed or not paid much attention to. No mass media is going to take the time to report on a local incident, social event, business opening or fundraiser and, if they do arrive for a story, they won’t have the background or time to understand the people involved and how it truly impacts the community.

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AVOCADO, aguacate, super food,

Avocado Day – July 31st

Considered a Super Food there are many reasons to celebrate the National Avocado Day. One of the secret weapons in an avocado is the high oleic acid content. This moisturizing fatty acid helps keep skin soft and hydrated but also supports the regeneration of damaged skin cells reducing redness and irritation.

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Ceviche de bolillo - Ceviche made of shark

Ceviche Made of Shark?

A healthy natural system is expected to possess five “consumer” categories. For example, in the ocean the first stage of the food pyramid is the phytoplankton, a microscopic algae, which is eaten by zooplankton, tiny microscopic animals either in their larval, juvenile or adult stages, which are then consumed by shellfish, corals, mollusks, and small filtering fish. Above them are carnivores, basically predators and cetaceans.

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Goat farm, Aprisco Hortensia Familia Morales, leche de cabras

Aprisco La Hortensia – A Goat Tale

about the benefits of goat’s milk: It has a lower content of casein and is hypo-allergenic milk. When it reaches the large intestine it helps in the development of the probiotic flora. Thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids it can decrease the total cholesterol and triglycerides levels, reduce high transaminases (GOT and GPT) and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

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Circular economy - Economìa circular

Circular economy?

The circular economy is synonymous with inclusive business models that are adaptable to the changing reality in which we currently live. It is necessary to convert the open and linear system of management of resources, […]

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Coffea diversa, coffee tour

The Coffea diversa Garden

Coffea diversa is the most innovative coffee plantation in the world, producing small quantities of a large number of rare and exotic botanical variants of coffee. Enjoy a one-day coffee tour, or live an intense coffee experience of “knowledge.

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Envision Festival Free plastic Libre Plastico Uvita

Tips: Safety on the Beach

Over the last 20 years, I’ve heard the same stories multiple times. Here is the first one “I locked up the car and hid my bag under the seat. But when I came back, one […]

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Stories Painted with Light

A nation without visual stories is a country without history. From George Melies, one of the first visual narrators, to the modern film industries, where Costa Ricans begin to appear. The seventh art is consolidated in […]

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