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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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Vitamin C Megadosis

The hypothesis of the use of vitamin C for cancer treatment arose for the first time in the 50s. This therapy with high doses of intravenous vitamin C, came to be revealed at the end of the 70s by distinguished doctors who began to study and use it. Scientists observed that the treatment with intravenous […]

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Sanctuary Playa Tortuga

It is perhaps the most emblematic beach of the southern communities of Costa Ballena. It has a most dramatic appearance due to the particular mouth of the Térraba, Tortuga and Balsa rivers in its frontal part, which form part of the great Terraba-Sierpe wetland. With its magnificent caverns, this beach evokes a strong feeling for […]

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Plaza Tangara: A Place to Enjoy in Ojochal

Ojochal is located 17 km South of Uvita. The small town is known for its great variety of international cuisine. It is idyllically located between green mountains and near to the ocean with extensive beaches. The new Plaza Tangara, which is situated at the entrance of Ojochal, was built with passion. It is a small […]

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Birdwatching Cotingas Species: From White to Blue

Among the beautiful birds in Costa Rica, the cotingas deserve the name of South Pacific jewels. Their name derives from the term tupí-guaraní Catingá which was used to refer to the birds that by their colors shone in the forest. Cotingas belong to a family of birds of which Costa Rica has eight species, four […]

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Envision Experience: Four Unforgettable Days

Six months ago I left my home country, Germany, to discover Central America. My journey started in Costa Rica with an internship at the Ballena Tales Magazine where I worked for 3 months. After that I traveled to Guatemala, where I visited the ruins of the Mayas, took a ride in a colorful “chicken bus,” […]

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Art and Culture: La casa del Artista

For me, art is the way to get to know oneself, by self observation to access a higher level of consciousness where being no longer occurs, nor is it carried from here to there by circumstances. It is a level of understanding where we realize that knowing is not the same as comprehending. The greatest […]

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Ecotourism, Monitoring and Much More

The beautiful community of Dos Brazos de Río is a small town surrounded by the forests of the Corcovado National Park and the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. It is a place where environmental awareness and sustainable development grow more and more. To know more about the history of this town you have to go visit […]

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Massage – Activates Our Internal Pharmacy

The benefits of massages are felt immediately – you can be sure of that! At first instance, they produce a sense of deep relaxation and well-being. The parts of the body that generally require massage are the neck, back and waist. Stress generally affects the neck and back. The waist, on the other hand, is […]

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We make your dream wedding come true!

Have you ever experienced meeting someone for the first time and feeling that you have been friends for a long time? Del Mar Weddings is a company dedicated to the planning of “boutique” weddings. Its headquarters are located in Costa Ballena in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, a beautiful and unspoiled region that displays […]

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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

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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