Ballena Tales Magazine & Travel Guide - Library

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 Ojoche Tree" Ancient Cornucopia of Wealth

Ojochal is a name given to a large area of land populated with ojoche trees. The beautiful town by the name of Ojochal was an area covered with these trees during the mid 1930s. The first families moving into the area appreciated the trees for their fruit and shade, and decided to call the place […]

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The Shark Quest

In 2008, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) was declared an endangered species. Being protected around Coco Island, there are no conservation measures along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastal areas. For this reason, the Shark Quest (Misión Tiburón) is created in 2010, with the support of International  […]

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The Scarlet Macaw or lapa is one of the world’s biggest parrots, Birdwatching and Ornithology

Scarlet Macaws

Scarlet Macaws The return of Scarlet Macaws or “lapas” as they are known in Costa Rica to Costa Ballena after many years of absence, is a source of happiness and gratitude. Now we see them flying along the beach approaching Rancho La Merced. These Psittacidae never go unnoticed due to their bustling distinctive song as […]

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Vulnerable Giants (Humpback Whales)

Each year they swim over 7,000 miles, coasting along the cold waters of Patagonia and here they are, ready to delight us with their acrobatics and singing. For them, the warm waters of Costa Ballena are a great place to give birth. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaengliae) are the queens of the Whales´ Festival in Bahia […]

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Rescuing Lives in the Water

During the last 12 years since the Foundation of the National Association of Lifeguards of Costa Rica, which is based in Grecia, Captain Luís Hidalgo has trained about 700 lifeguards. Invited by Uvita Surf School and the Tecal Camp, he and his sergeant Mery Carranza came to Bahia to train 16 young people from Matapalo, […]

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