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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 Polymorphic Eyelash Pitviper reptilandia

The Polymorphic Eyelash Pitviper

The eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) occurs in most of the wet regions of Costa Rica, from sea-level to up to 1.500 meters in elevation. Females are larger and more robust than males reaching up […]

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cecream bar herladeria Gelato uvita

Uvita: The Unique “Gelato” Aroma

On entering Mariana and Atilla’s “Gelato’s” in the heart of Uvita, you are immediately reminiscing about your childhood. In July, the popular ice cream parlor next to the Sibu Restaurant was opened and has received positive […]

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Lucretia Dawson Happiness felicidad

Costa Rica: Happiness

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” This doesn’t mean that you can just choose to be happy, no matter your situation. Rather, […]

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Möven Rio Dante aves ostreros americanos american oystercatchers birds

Birds: American oystercatchers

“My name Rio Dante incorporates on one hand Dante as an indication of my mother Robin´s Italian origin and Rio went well with Dante,“ explains the UNA (Heredia) student. He is in the third year […]

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Ojochal preservation, nature preservacion pasión

Ojochal, an Exotic Paradise

When you visit the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica you will recognize its extraordinary beauty. Be it Dominical, Uvita or Ojochal, each of the different communities has its own charm and particularity. These wonderful […]

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Blue Flag Ojochal Bandera azul

Blue Flag for Ojochal!

The community of Ojochal, once again, proudly got together to celebrate “The raising of the Blue Flag 2017” on July 28, 2018 at the entrance of our village. The celebration began with the privilege of […]

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¿Mascotas en un Parque Nacional? Pets in a National Park?

Pets in a National Park?

Most families have a pet; a dog or a cat, or both and these animals have become an important part of the family nucleus. As responsible owners we must take care of them, love them […]

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Ojochal preservation, nature preservacion pasión

Choosing Change

Someone asked me the other day; if I had one message to share, what would it be? My answer was this: We always have a choice.We love change when we choose it. A new haircut […]

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Prana, Yoga practicing girl

Yoga: Tips to increase our Prana

In terms of Yoga, there’s a vital energy that’s inside all living creatures that keeps us healthy and content, that’s our Prana. Iyengar and Yogananda (two of the best known yoga teachers) said that low […]

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Another Great Life Party! | ¡Otra gran fiesta por la vida!

Another Great Life Party!

Beach Safety Tip: SWIM SOBER! Alcohol affects your ability to assess or react quickly to dangerous situations. The ocean can be dangerous even when you’re sober – please don’t put yourself and others at risk […]

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Snakes Serpientes Inmovilizadores con colmillos traseros | Rear fanged immobilizers

Snakes: Rear fanged immobilizers

Colubrid snakes are mostly harmless snakes, having an aglyphous dentition, lacking fangs that deliver venom. Just like the boas and pythons, the boids, they kill their prey by suffocation, but some even seem to swallow […]

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The New Trincheras in San Isidro | Las nuevas Trincheras en San Isidro

The New Trincheras in San Isidro

Trincheras (trenches) is an independent and self-managed cultural and artistic project, located in the heart of San Isidro de El General. It was born in 2012 with the idea of promoting art, culture and books, […]

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We Sell Paradise: Listing Agreements Contratos de Exclusividad

Listing Agreements

Open Listing: Some sellers may think an open listing means that all of the listing brokerages are working to sell the property but the result can be that no one is really working for the […]

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Drake Bay has an Airport Drake estrena aeropuerto

Drake Bay has an Airport

The Drake Bay community is premiering its airport, and it is not just any landing field! According to representatives of the air transport company SANSA, it is the third best airport in the country, preceded […]

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